How Does Coffee Affect Our Health?

how does coffee affect your health

I love coffee. It’s not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee.

I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother over coffee. Of course this coffee was more cream and sugar than coffee, but that is totally beside the point.

Coffee is cozy, comforting, and carries such wonderful memories for me.

A couple of years ago I began to experience extreme fatigue. I tried everything I knew to try. Plus, as you know, I was also battling infertility and each morning of fatigue was another reminder that I was tired for nothing – no baby filled my womb.

One day, I didn’t get around to drinking my morning coffee (gasp!). Surprisingly, by noon that day, I realized I had more energy than I had experienced in weeks. This forced me to consider if coffee was having a negative effect on my body.

Today, I’m over at Keeper of the Home discussing the pros and cons of coffee, how it affected my health, as well as some really good alternatives to coffee. I plan to talk more about my journey through fatigue and infertility, and this is a start. If you love coffee as much as I do, then click here to read more about how coffee affects your health.

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  1. Thanks for that info! I always thought it was a little weird that the second cup of coffee in the afternoon made me more tired! I thought it was just because I was too exhausted to begin with. One cup a day for me for now on!

  2. Interesting article. I also was struggling with extreme fatigue and brain fog. I first found that removing gluten from my diet had a huge positive impact. I later found that coffee also gave me that “foggy” feeling and took it out of my diet. Funny how I spent all those years drinking coffee to get that “boost” and then came to find that I have both more energy and that my energy level remains more steady during the day without it. Now when I find myself too tired, I just take a nap! When I was getting off coffee, I learned that drinking a large glass of water first thing in the morning really helped with cravings.

  3. Coffee is a drug just like sugar, but most people pretend it is not addictive. I have friends that use it to stay awake, and most of them have bad skin issues. Whatever benefit one can find with drinking coffee, I can give you five negative effects.