- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Where Would We Be Without Coffee?
The benefits of coffee
The world is filled with coffee lovers. The aroma is heavenly and the taste is sheer ambrosia. Imagine how pleasantly surprised when I came across some articles that were praising coffee for it's health benefits. Now when I drink coffee I can focus on how I am doing a wonderful thing for my body. There are a surprising number of studies that credit coffee for anything from lowering the risk of cancer to suppressing your appetite. How wonderful is it is that something that tastes so good having so many benefits.
Risk lowering benefits
Studies have shown that people who drink 6 or more cups of coffee a day lower their risk of Parkinson's disease by about 80%.
It has been reported that as little as 2 cups of coffee per day can reduce your risk of developing colon cancer by 25%.
Two cups or more will help lower you chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver by a huge 80%.
Two cups or more per day of coffee drop your risk of Gallstones by 50%.
Men who drink 6 or more cups a day lower their risk of developing diabetes by 54%. Women, on the other hand lower their risk by 30%.
People who smoke and drink heavily seem to also benefit from drinking coffee. By drinking 6 or more cups of coffee a day they seem to show less signs of heart disease and liver damages than those who do not drink coffee.
There is also evidence that coffee may lessen a headache, lift your mood, help manage asthma and prevent cavities.
Pros and Cons of Coffee
With all of the praise coffee is beginning to receive I am sure you are wondering what happened to all the bad effects we have been hearing about for years. Well, some of the are still there. The caffeine content can raise cholesterol level in some people. It can also cause rapid heartbeat, nervousness and trembling hands. And last but not least it may contribute to the clogging of arteries.
While all of these things are undesirable there is good news. Studies show there are more good benefits than bad. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants. Its also has been shown that children who drink a cup of coffee with milk each day are less likely to be depressed than children who do not. All in all, to me I say bring on the coffee. Finally, something that I love is said to be good for me.
- filled with antioxidants
- can improve memory
- can help open airways
- great stimulant
- speeds up reaction times
- can help prevent prostate cancer
- improved mental performance
- may increase heart disease
- may elevate bad cholesterol
- can cause irregular heartbeats
- may cause unfavorable effects on blood pressure
- can trigger heartburn
- causes bad breath
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