An article which expresses why you can still drink coffee even if you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
Coffee is perceived to be a danger when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is when you suffer from inflames and swollen joints which can put quite a lot of pressure on the body. It can make a user suffer a lot of discontent as RA can be very physically damaging and can also worsen a patient’s mood as their quality of life can be diminished.
Coffee as a Food In General
Coffee has got mixed reviews in the press. On one hand, it is supposedly lauded as something that keeps you more alert because of the copious amounts of caffeine that it contains. Also due to this, it can speed up the metabolism because the caffeine is an accelerant and a catalyst for keeping the body in tick and in good working order. However, the flip side of this is that the comedown when the coffee has worn off can be quite serious as the lucid state one finds themselves in can be quite different from the heightened state that coffee can cause. It can be ike going ‘cold turkey’ when this state abounds. Furthermore, coffee does not agree with everyone’s digestive system and can cause flatulence with some people. It can even lead to dehydration as it is is a diuretic like tea. If coffee is significantly sweetened or mixed with other confectionary products (think of the fare at Starbuck’s), then this can caue weight gain and even obesity in some cases. So coffee can be good or bad for your health, depending on your opinion.
The Supposed Negative Effects Of Taking Coffee If You Have Ra
Due to some of the negative facets of coffee elucidated above, it may not be advisable for someone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis not to drink the stuff. Coffee can pervade the risk of infection. RA can be caused by infections which filter into the body and swell and inflame joints, which can be very painful indeed. Furthermore, coffee does contain some harmful toxins itself as it is not the healthiest food in the world. If coffee is drunk excessively then these bad toxins will enter the body and can cause it some harm. The immune system will be effected as will the joints which can become porous with the toxins that enter it. Even blood supply and circulation can be effected slightly supposedly. Coffee can speed up metabolism but this effects are likely to be nominal if the patient does not do much exercise anyway.
The Reality and How You Can Have Coffee Even If You Have Ra
Although coffee supposedly has a whole host of negative health effects, there may not be quite as extreme as stated above. Indeed, if coffee is drunk in the right amount it can actually have a positive effect on those who are afflicted with RA. Everything is ok to eat in life, as long as it is in moderation. Furthermore, coffee can be quite a good food to intake, provided it is in the right manner. For those who suffer from RA, they do not want to be taking in any extra calories. So when drinking coffee it is probably best to have it black without any extra milk or sugar so its benefits can be felt to the full. This means that there will not be many calories taken in by the individual so the calories can be offset fairly easily. When someone has RA, they need to limit the calories that they have in their diet, so they do not gain weight very easily as their exercise regime can be constrained. As previously mentioned, coffee can really speed up metabolism. As part of a moderate exercise regime and sensible healthy diet, coffee can be a realistic aid to lose weight. Perhaps coffee is not that bad after all.
See Also: Symptoms and Signs of Joint Pain
Although coffee can be castigated in some quarters for being unhealthy and not having a lot of good to the body, this may be a mistaken belief. On the contrary, coffee could actually be very good for your health, particularly if you have RA.