Caffeine is a stimulant of the central nervous system, similar to cocaine, and has been linked to a host of maladies, including increased heart rate, change in blood vessel diameter, irregular coronary circulation, increased blood pressure, birth defects, diabetes, kidney failure, gastric ulcers, cancer of the pancreas, ringing in the ears, and gastrointestinal irritation. It also upsets the blood sugar level, as it forces the pancreas to secrete insulin.
You may ask if decaffeinated coffee or tea is better. Let me address that with this question: would you rather fracture your arm or your leg? It takes one cup of coffee or tea twenty-four hours to pass through the kidneys and urinary tract.
More than one cup in a twenty-four-hour period places an extremely heavy burden on these organs.
Coffee consumed after food forces the food to leave the stomach prematurely and also slows down the normal function of the intestines. Undigested food in a slowly functioning intestinal tract is a major contributor to constipation.
Coffee and tea happen to be pure acid in the body. The more acid in the blood, the more the body will retain water in an attempt to neutralize it. This adds weight to your body.
Some people have been drinking just one cup in the morning for years and don’t want to give it up. This is fine. Certainly one cup of coffee a day is not going to make or break any health program