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California Proposes the Proposition of Putting ‘Warning Labels’ On Coffee | Says Research

Coffee, who doesn’t love it? In fact, most of us have them in our routine. Be it in morning, evening or night. The Latte, Caffè Americano, Espresso, Caffè Mocha, or the all-time favorite, Cappuccino, you name it. Either you are on your those days of mood swings once again or you’re having over the moon kind of days, coffee can never go wrong, right? Right. Coffee lovers will testify to this fact that they can live on coffee for as long their body can bear. Because, well, coffee is coffee anyway.

But, in this article we aren’t going to rant whether coffee is good or not for health, rather we are going to provide some solid research and how coffee can have diverse effects of it, whether good or bad, on your health. Rest assured, the readers will have to judge it for their own selves whether what’s good for their health that they should opt for. Because well, our duty ends where the research ends, Right?

When we talk about coffee, then it is known to be one of the most popular beverages. As per the survey, it is estimated that around 3.4 billion American people drink coffee.

Harvard Study says that some of the studies actually show the good results and positive health effects of coffee, such as saying that coffee, irrespective of how much is it consumed or how much caffeine does it contain, can actually be really helpful and can result as some positive outcomes.

Positive Results of Consuming Coffee
The studies which say the consumption of coffee can actually be good for health say that the following results can be yielded because of it and thus can actually be helpful in preventing some of the chronic diseases.

• Longevity of life
• Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
• Live Disease
• Dementia
• Gout

The Harmful Effects of Consuming Coffee And the Warning Label

Well, the aforementioned can both be true or untrue with regards to one’s health. However, California has passed this proposition which says that the coffee business persons are required to put a warning label on their coffees so that the consumers are aware of the health effects of it.
The label should be about the ‘risk of cancer’.

Coffee is actually an amalgam of 800 volatile compounds. Out of which caffeine and chlorogenic acids stand out the most. However, these are all good to go.

The Harmful Effects of Acrylamide
There is this chemical which is produced during the roasting process of the coffee which is actually labeled as harmful and is said to be linked with the risk of having cancer. Acrylamide is a harmful chemical, no doubt it that, and this can result into having esophageal cancer.

Although, as per Harvard’s Study, the coffee doesn’t contain this chemical in an ample amount which can prove that the said chemical is harmful to health, thus it is quite undefined whether how much the presence of this chemical can bring up negative results.
Acrylamide is a harmful chemical, no doubt it that, and this can result into having esophageal cancer. And as per the claims of Harvard, the same chemical is found in other foods like bread, potato chips or breakfast cereals. But no one talks about it.

But well, since the companies or businesses which sell coffee have failed to prove the absence of harmful effects which coffee can cause. Thus the judges of Los Angeles made the ruling of putting up warning labels on the coffee and ruled out even the benefits which coffee can have on the health of an individual because of the failure of companies and businesses in bringing up an evidence against it.

What Should Coffee Lovers Do?
Coffee lovers are expected to avoid instant coffees and are recommended to keep their exposure to acrylamide to a minimum by avoiding smoking or having foods which contain such chemicals.

Reference:

  •  https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/health-benefits-of-coffee-and-a-proposed-warning-label-2018072514319

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