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The Buzz on Your Coffee Buzz
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Some Healthy Aspects of Coffee Drinking
Most Americans drink coffee at least once a day. Personally, I can't start my morning without at least a cup or two. But, do you really know where coffee actually comes from? It's OK if you don't! I discovered a lot about it myself while researching the topic that I wasn't aware of before. So I'll share with you what I learned.
Where Does Coffee Come From?
Coffee comes from a berry from a tree known as an evergreen bush. Coffee is mostly grown in Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Asia. There are different types of coffee berries. Just imagine this amazing berry, which we have come to love, coming from a tree! When the berries are ripe, workers pick them. Then they are dried, processed, and ground into the coffee that we drink daily in our morning beverages and throughout the day.
Coffee Is A Nationwide Stimulant With Positive Health Effects
Some countries use coffee in religious ceremonies! Nationwide, coffee is one of the most used stimulants, as well as a favorite beverage. Medical research and studies cannot prove any major negative effects of plain black coffee use, especially when drank moderately- meaning three or less cups of black coffee per day. Other studies show that even when a person drinks six cups of black coffee (without cream or sugar) there were no major negative effects on their health. In fact most health research can only show that coffee has a positive effect on the body. Coffee can actually provide some needed antioxidants, decrease cardiovascular problems, reduce inflammation, and possibly helps Type 2 Diabetes. Overall it has not been linked to being a carcinogenic of any type. Some asthmatics have reported coffee has helped them during an asthma attack when they were out of or unable to access their medication. It is thought that as little as two cups per day can have helpful qualities in preventing colon cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. And there is no known cases of overdosing on coffee or coffee drinking causing death. Of course some people can get jittery when they drink coffee, but it hasn't been proven to be a health risk.
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Dr. Mehmet Oz Even Endorses Coffee Drinking
Dr. Mehmet Oz says: " Drinking 2 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of colon and uterine cancer; 3 cups reduces the risk of breast cancer; 4 cups of coffee daily reduces head and neck cancers by 39%; 5 cups daily reduces the risk of brain cancer by 40%;and 6 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 60%." I found this to be amazingly good news, as I really enjoy my coffee daily. When you think about these statistics they are truly astounding. One factor to consider is that these stats are based on drinking regular black coffee, not decaffeinated coffee. And they are not based on the adding of cream and sugar. Dr. Oz also admits that he himself is not a coffee drinker!
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In Summary Coffee Drinking May Prevent Cancer
So considering coffee seems to be almost a worldwide shared and enjoyed beverage, go ahead and keep drinking it! It seems that most research indicates that coffee is more positive than negative for our over all health. In fact, just writing about this topic makes me want to go and grab a hot cup right now. The bottom line is, barring any advice from your personal physician, don't worry about drinking a few cups of coffee! It may even prevent you from getting cancer in the long run.