Coffee: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Aww, the age-old question, is coffee healthy or not? Different facts have been coming out about coffee for many years that have led people to believe different things. Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to point out the healthy factors of coffee and the precautions you should be aware of. For health-related questions you may have about how your diet is affecting your body, call your nearest health clinic at the Lake of the Ozarks today.

Coffee: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Coffee Health Benefits

Some of the health benefits that come with drinking coffee can include but are not limited to:

  • Coffee can help you lose weight.
  • Coffee can lower your risk of diabetes
  • Coffee contains vital nutrients
  • Coffee can protect you from Alzheimer’s 
  • Coffee may lower your risk of stroke or heart attack.
  • Coffee has been traced to lowering your risk for liver cancer
  • Coffee can reduce your risk of gout.
  • Coffe contains antioxidants

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Interested in making your own coffee in a uniquely, good way?

Check out this coffee recipe we found online:


Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

author wellness mama

yield 1 cup

A delicious and creamy coffee that packs a powerful nutritional punch!


1 cup brewed organic coffee, herbal coffee, or chai tea

1 tsp or more coconut oil (I usually put in 2-3 TBSP)

1 TBSP organic grass-fed unsalted butter

¼ tsp vanilla extract

a few drops of stevia extract (optional)


Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and enjoy all the energy!

Coffee Health Cautions

With almost anything, if you consume too much of it, there can be side effects. Coffee contains caffeine and drinking too much caffeine can cause you serious harm, such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • A headache
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing issues

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” – Fran Drescher

Be Healthy with Central Ozarks Medical Center

Our mission is to:

  • Increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare
  • To improve the healthcare status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller and Pulaski Counties 

Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. Our health clinics in Mid-Missouri provide a broad set of services based on the needs of the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare that works best with your financial situation. If you are uninsured and would like to look at insurance options we have Assisters to help you navigate the process, just call the COMC health clinic nearest to you.

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