|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on November 12, 2013 at 1:15 AM|
Drinking coffee shouldn't be that bad for thalassemia major patients. Although it might contain more amount of caffeine thn tea, but the antioxidants level in coffee is also higher than tea in other words. Taking a little amount of caffeine shouldn't be causing much harm.
Coffee not only contain higher amount of antioxidants level than most other foods and drinks you can find out there. There's also tons of health benefits you can find out there on coffee, based on research studies. That coffee not only could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but it's also known that Coffee is great for your liver.
Just the two benefits of coffee, I mention above. Who knows can even assist a little on the prevention of thalassemia related health problem. Diabetes and liver problem in thalassemia major patients, both are mainly cause by the iron overload in the pancear and liver alternatively. But it can also be cause by thalassemia condition themself.
So, I don't see why thalassemia major patients can't be drinking coffee everyday. Of course not to drink too much of anything, just because it taste good and contain some health benefits. I personally are drinking 1-2 cups of coffee too most day other than tea for many years, and did not faced any health disorder related to drinking coffee or side-effects of taking caffeine.