Is it bad for my health to drink lots of coffee?

I just started drinking coffee recently. I tried iced coffee a while ago and i liked the taste and i've recently started drinking regular coffee like in the mornings and stuff. I love the taste and i use a lot less sugar in my coffee than when i used to drink tea. that a plus right? lol.
well, yeah i'm afraid it'll stain my teeth because at the moment i have really white teeth and yeah, i don't want to ruin that, but i love coffee so much!

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ANSWER #1 of 5

yes well apparently your height wont grow and you dont wanna get addicted to anything.

ANSWER #2 of 5

Yeah. It'll make it hard to sleep I know that... :)

Coffee addiction

ANSWER #3 of 5

It can be. Large amounts of caffeine isn't good for you... it makes you jumpy, etc... Also, coffee is addicting (obviously, haha). So by drinking a lot of it, you get addicted, which makes it difficult to stop & can cause you some serious withdrawal symptoms. Just make sure to drink small amounts, like 2 to 3 cups a day and you'll be fine.

Is coffee bad for you or not?
ANSWER #4 of 5

cons of coffee:

Stained teeth:
We all know what happens to a white cup when it is often used to drink coffee, so why should it be any different on our teeth? This problem is so rampant among heavy coffee drinkers that many need to use special whitening agents to remove the stains.

Bad breath and aftertaste:
Have you ever had one of those old teachers or bosses that always smelled like coffee? If some people have brownish teeth, what's going to prevent them from also smelling like their favorite brew?

Although some parts of the world value coffee acidity, Western drinkers prefer a drier taste. Coffee acidity depends on the brand. Acidity increases if the bean was washed instead of naturally dried, and if it was grown at high altitude or in volcanic soil (volcanic soil contains more minerals).

Raises stress level:
Caffeine in coffee stimulates adrenal glands, which increase one's stress level for up to 18 hours. If a person works in an already stressful environment, drinking coffee can increase anxiety, which in turn can induce a plethora of other conditions.

Increases risk of heart attack:
Despite still being a controversial finding, scientists have discovered that drinking too much coffee can raise the chances of having a heart attack. Coffee contains a compound called terpenoid, which is known to increase cholesterol levels. It can also harden arteries.

Consuming too much caffeine can cause sterility by reducing sperm count levels. It is also believed that it may cause defective sperm. Couples having trouble getting pregnant might want to cut down on their caffeine intake.

Induces stomach problems:
Some reports claim that coffee can induce stomach ulcers and impair digestion by raising stomach acidity levels. Some also experience heartburn but there is no proof directly linking any of the aforementioned problems to coffee. Regardless, many individuals experience stomach problems after drinking coffee. And decaffeinated brews have the same effect as regular blends in that regard.
Caffeine is addictive; how it affects a person depends on age and weight. Decaf does indeed help lower the risk of developing dependency, while stronger brews can speed up the addiction process. Once a person is addicted, quitting can result in withdrawal symptoms such as:

# Constipation
# Depression
# Headaches
# Loss of appetite
# Possible nausea and vomiting

Makes you age faster
Coffee is known to reduce production of DHEA and other anti-aging hormones, so if you drink coffee to look mature, that is a pretty good way to achieve the desired results.

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ANSWER #5 of 5

The height thing is a myth.. I grew up drinking coffee and I'm 5' 9", lol. In any case, though, yes. Consuming a lot of coffee on a daily bases IS bad for you.

Each cup of coffee you drink stacks on the calories, sugar intake, caffeine intake and so on, depending on how you make it. Most people add milk and sugar (1-3 tsp, sometimes more) to their coffee. Depending on the coffee drink you choose, some have even higher volumes of each than a normal cup of coffee. The more you have, the more of the bad things you consume.

Too much of anything is a bad thing. They key to it all is moderation. If you consume 1-2 cups a day you should be okay. Definitely don't go overboard.

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