Is coffee bad for you?
We know coffee increases productivity and employee morale, but the most long-sighted CEOs sometimes wonder if the Coffee Service they provide employees is having a positive or negative impact on their employees health. While the answer of that question varies on the individual and their health, scientific consensus is that for most people a daily cup of joe is beneficial to their health.
Coffee is full of antioxidants that naturally occur in the coffee beans. The antioxidants decrease inflammation which then can reduce the risk of disorders related to it. Studies have shown that coffee is the single best source of antioxidants in a person’s diet. Coffee can also be a mood booster and lowers the risk of depression, resulting in a happier, healthier, and more collaborative office environment.
Additionally, coffee only has two calories per cup. It can increase your metabolism and you’ll become more alert. Experts say that while coffee’s direct increase to your metabolism will only burn about 100 calories, caffeine allows you to work out longer and harder, which makes coffee drinkers burn more calories each workout session. If you’re interested in the weight loss benefits, you should space out your coffee intake throughout the day, and definitely hold off on cream and sugar.
Other research suggests that coffee is associated with decreased risk of liver disease and liver cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Type 2 diabetes. Scientists have found men who drink three or more cups per day have an 18% lower risk of death and an 8% lower risk of death for women at any age, compared with those who don’t drink coffee.
Coffee can benefit many people who drink it, as long as they’re not suffering from any negative side effects of caffeine. If you start to feel jittery, it’s time to switch to decaf.
The Bottom Line?
Coffee is amazing, for both employers and employees! Most employees would agree that coffee makes them happy and helps them get through the day, but few realize the additional health benefits choosing coffee provides. We’re proud that our Coffee Service gives San Diego offices an opportunity to create both short-term and long-term benefits throughout their offices and organizations!
Studies find that moderate daily consumption can actually be perfectly healthy.
About 4 cups per day is probably the safest with 4 being the most a person would consume in a day.