Question: I am not what you would consider a 'health nut'. I am not on any specific diet but I am aware of what I choose to eat and that is half the battle. The problem is...I do love my coffee. Please tell me that it isn't bad for me.
Caffeine is a habit that many people develop as young adults, and it often gets out of control. Caffeine is not recommended for a healthy diet because it over stimulates the nervous system, can increase your susceptibility to coronary artery disease and can eventually cause stomach ulcers. It is also a diuretic and so it depletes us of vitamins and minerals. It has been linked to an increase in appetite, craving for sweets, insomnia and nervousness. Caffeine is commonly associated with coffee and tea, but it is also found in soft drinks, chocolate and many over-the-counter cold and headache remedies.
I know it may be hard for you, but try to limit yourself to one cup a day.