Coffee damages the liver and that raises the risk for early death from all of the major killers. A 500-patient study found that drinking coffee negatively affects the individual components of liver function tests. On univariable and multivariable analyses, drinking coffee lowered serum levels of total protein, albumin, and aspartate aminotransferases.8
Decaffeinated versus caffeinated coffee
Following is information from a number of studies on coffee. These studies did not clearly differentiate between caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, but as decaffeinated coffee is so popular the results would cover both (decaffeinated coffee contains traces of caffeine regardless). Decaffeinated coffee is also rich in negative compounds such as CGAs and other stimulants. Coffee is associated with increased estrogen levels. Increased estrogen levels mean an increase in the risk of breast and endometrial cancer. Most decaffeinated coffee also undergoes strong chemical treatments.
- Coffee significantly lowers your ability to absorb iron.10
- Coffee significantly lowers your ability to absorb zinc.11
- Caffeine makes it harder to control glucose levels (this, of course, can lead to diabetes and weight problems).12
- Caffeine blocks the action of adenosine, a brain chemical that promotes our natural sleep cycle.13
- Caffeine raises levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which also raises blood pressure.14
“We studied the effects of CGAs [polyphenols naturally present in coffee], which are very rich in coffee … we found that … coffee had a tendency to increase weight gain, particularly in regards to visceral fat. There was also increasing insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes) and glucose intolerance”
Kevin Croft, Professor, Western Australia, May 2013⁷.
Coffee drinking may lead to obesity
Researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the University of Western Australia were studying coffee hoping to find benefits, but what they found was the polar opposite. The study was first in the world to look at higher doses of coffee. They found that drinking coffee — normal or decaffeinated — in the higher amounts very common today was found to lead to obesity, chronic disease and doubled the deadly fat around organs in the abdomen.
Sugar just makes it worse
Sugar in coffee seriously overstimulates and then weakens the adrenal glands and, of course, the liver, even further. Too much sugar and coffee can make you acidic, leading to fatigue, drowsiness, early ageing, irritability, nervousness, headaches, mental stress, weight gain, inflammatory conditions, heartburn, stomach ulcers, mineral loss, a reduction in calcium and iron uptake (leading to anaemia and osteoporosis), muscle weakness, diarrhoea, insomnia, anxiety, increased blood pressure, depression, heart problems, hair loss, acne and regular cold, flu or frequent illnesses.
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