Saturday, 19 January 2019
Six Points That May Convince You to Drink More Coffee !
Kris Gunnars BSc writes:
"Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants. In fact, people in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables combined. Various studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of many serious — and even fatal — diseases. Though most of this research is observational and cannot prove that coffee caused these beneficial effects, the evidence nonetheless suggests that — at the very least — coffee isn’t something to be feared.
1. May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Multiple studies have shown that coffee drinkers are at a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, one of the biggest health problems in the world.
2. May Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world.
3. May Lower Your Risk of Liver Cancer
Coffee appears to have major benefits for liver health. Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer — the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide.
4. Significantly Reduces Your Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Numerous studies show that people who drink caffeinated coffee — but not decaf — have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease.
5. May Lower Your Risk of Depression and Suicide
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of depression and up to a 55% lower risk of suicide.
6. May Lower Your Risk of Early Death
Drinking 4–5 cups of coffee per day has been linked to a reduced risk of early death, likely due to coffee’s antioxidant content and its ability to protect against serious health conditions.
The Bottom Line
Moderate coffee consumption may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and liver cancer, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It may even help you live longer. If you want to reap these benefits, be sure to avoid unhealthy additives like sugar and don't drink coffee late in the day if it tends to disrupt your sleep. With its powerful antioxidants and beneficial effects on health, coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet."
All the best Jan