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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."

The above words are just a snippet from Kris's post. Please use the link below to see the full article which includes research and related links plus graphs that may convince you that drinking coffee is a good idea - please read it in full here

All the best Jan

35 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I love coffee, but dropped caffeine due to my BP. Tried the caffeine free but it didn't work for me. So, now I start my day with herbal tea. Took awhile to get used to it, but now it's a normal part of my wake up.

Tom said...

...but I don't like coffee.

Valerie-Jael said...

Now this is very good news for me! Valerie

Pam Jackson said...

Wow....I did not know any of this but my 2 cups that actually equal out to about 5 in the right amount of ounces should be doing me so good...haha. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog over the loss of my mom.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Such wonderful news. This is how I defend my red wine consumption too.

Ygraine said...

You have honestly made my day...thank you so much!
I have long been beating myself up for drinking too much coffee...and now I can continue to indulge guilt free!!!😊😊

Have a great weekend!

Aritha said...

LOVE it!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Your title was timely...I had just brewed a fresh pot...and I had poured myself a cup yet. Ahhhh...tastes great, a hint of cocoa

Linda Calverley said...

I gave up coffee a few years back due to acid reflux, maybe with all those benefits I should start drinking it again .

Out on the prairie said...

Now you tell me, mine is getting cold in my car. I enjoy it well

Mary Kirkland said...

I have 1 cup of coffee a week. I'm usually drinking tea during the day.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I am wondering what is meant by early death....One of my grandfathers stopped smoking cigars at the age of 96 and told us, jokingly, that he didn't want to die young...He died at the age of 98 in his sleep during a night after a day where he had watched a baseball game, and cooked dinner for himself and one of his sons....But really, what do they mean by dying early? Age 20? 30? What?

Elephant's Child said...

Coffee doesn't agree with me. Hopefully I can avoid the evils it might avert.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thickethouse.wordpress said...
I am wondering what is meant by early death....One of my grandfathers stopped smoking cigars at the age of 96 and told us, jokingly, that he didn't want to die young...He died at the age of 98 in his sleep during a night after a day where he had watched a baseball game, and cooked dinner for himself and one of his sons....But really, what do they mean by dying early? Age 20? 30? What?

Hello and thanks for your thoughts, comments and question.
You certainly raise a good point … and it would appear from the article that the age of 50 is mentioned - but there again I am no expert - so I have shown the 6th part of this article and again given the link to the original article where Kris links all his graphs and research links for you to see and read.

"6. May Lower Your Risk of Early Death, he does show a graph and links to various papers and articles which you may find interesting.

I have copied the words from his paragraph but the links and graph need to be accessed from his original article - there is quite a bit of reading

Source: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22591295

Oxidative cell damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent oxidative stress to your cells, thus slowing the aging process.

It also appears to lower your risk of some of the top causes of early death worldwide, such as liver cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.

One study in 402,260 people aged 50–71 suggested that coffee may even help you live longer live longer.

Those who drank coffee were significantly less likely to die during the 12–13-year study period. The sweet spot seemed to be at 4–5 cups per day — with a 12% reduced risk of early death in men and 16% in women.

Keep in mind that the risk started increasing again for people drinking more than six cups per day. Therefore, moderate amounts of coffee seem to be beneficial, while drinking too much can be detrimental."

Hope you find the full article helpful.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello everyone, thank you for sharing your comments and thoughts here it's lovely to receive, read and share them.

I know this post is about coffee but for any tea drinkers you may also wish to read this post here, it's called "Is Tea Part Of Your Life - or do you grab a coffee first ?"

Here's the link

https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2016/04/is-tea-part-of-your-life-or-do-you-grab.html

As always lots to read, why not put the kettle on! LOL!

All the best Jan

Sandra Cox said...

Being a coffee drinker, I loved this post! Heh.
Have a great weekend, Jan.

Christine said...

good to know this as I have a cup at day at least.

sandy said...

I'm glad i'm a coffee drinker! great article, thanks.

DUTA said...

Quite an impressive list of coffee benefits! I'm happy about that, as I'm a dedicaed coffee drinker. The best advantage of it all - it has no calories.

Sue (this n that) said...

Not that we needed any encouragement to keep enjoying our double-shot coffees each morning but... wow, health benefits too. Good one Jan, love this post :D)

Our photos said...

Oh, yes i know. I drink a lot of the brown stuff !!

Susan Kane said...

I, too, have gone decaf. It tastes good to me now, but I miss the richer taste.

I wrote about coffee + tea + chocolate recently!

Martha said...

No convincing needed on my part. I really like coffee :)

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Thank you for your reply.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I drink coffee 24/7. People can't understand how I can drink a cup and go to sleep not long after I've consumed it. I started drinking coffee as a teen. My grandmother (grandparents raised me from birth) was looking for a way to get me to drink more milk, which I didn't care for. One morning she added a bit of coffee to my milk and I've been hooked ever since. I'm going to go to the link you shared and print the entire article for those people who give me trouble over my coffee drinking. Now I can show them the genuine health benefits. Thank you for this, because this is my drug of choice! Yes, I'm definitely addicted to caffeine and coffee is how I get it.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Never knew this.

God bless.

William Kendall said...

I'm in the same position- I can't stand coffee.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I didn't know that, thanks Jan.

Louca por porcelana said...

I drink coffee everyday...I wish they are right...Hugs!

Lady Fi said...

Good news for us coffee lovers!

carol l mckenna said...

Interesting post about coffee which at one time 'they' indicated it was bad for you ~ Eat/drink anything in 'moderation' is my motto ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Amy Purdy said...

I love coffee. I usually have a cup in the afternoon.

Magic Love Crow said...

Interesting, I don't drink coffee!

Carol Blackburn said...

I love my coffee hot and black. Drink about 5-7 cups a day. It's half caffeine so that only adds up to 3-4 cups full strength. Ha, ha.

baili said...

i love coffee though can't drink more than twice a day due to stomach issues

this post is such a surprise for me and i am thankful to you for sharing the link also
hugs!