Coffee, (and it’s caffeine), is one of those drinks where the benefits and risks to your health are about equal. It has “protective effects” against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and heart disease. The cons are mostly well known, it can cause anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues and possibly be risky health-wise for people with blood pressure problems.
The environment where the coffee is grown can also impact our health. It’s a crop that’s subject to more pesticide use and mold also seems to be a problem. But if you’re looking at the coffee itself, it’s acidity can cause health issues if it’s consumed in large quantities and/or over a long period of time.
Coffee’s acidity effects our body’s PH level so we need to neutralize the acid by making it more alkaline and a spice used by the Middle Eastern and Indian cultures can help with this. Cardamom helps detoxify your body and is an anti-inflammatory and it’ll also help balance your acid and alkaline levels, making it a much healthier drink!