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Coffee is favorite beverage for each one of us. Whether you prefer it as a thick tar or as light or frothy as a cloud, we all love to start our morning with a cup of coffee, but have you ever thought that how coffee can be beneficial for our health? Research suggests that there are several health benefits of drinking dark black coffee right from the preventing diabetes to lowering down the risk of liver disease. Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks with more than 400 billion cups consumed every year.
With number of health promoting properties, coffee thus have splendid list of remedial benefits. Ah! Wake up and smell the fragrance of the coffee, that’s all you need to do to energize yourself in the morning. The report published by international group of scientists shows that inhaling, warm, rich aroma of a hot cup of coffee can alter the activity of certain genes in your brain, thus reducing the effects of sleep deprivation.
Below listed are top evidence based health benefits of coffee that has been confirmed over human studies:
Essential Nutrients in Coffee:
- A single cup of coffee contains
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Manganese and Potassium
- Magnesium and Niacin (B3)
Reduces Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
The more coffee you drink, the more you reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Its consumption improves the body tolerance to glucose by speeding up the metabolism and improving the insulin tolerance. Studies show that people who drink more coffee have 23-30% of lower risk of getting the disease (i.e. reduction of as high as 67%). Each daily cup of coffee is copled with reduction of developing risk by 7%. The post menopausal women who drink at least 4 cups of coffee a day tends to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by half.
Helps Prevent Parkinson’s Disease
After Alzheimer, Parkinson is the second common neurodegenerative disease that is caused due to the death of dopamine generating neurons in brain. High coffee and caffeine intake incomparably cut down the risk of Parkinson’s disease by nearly 30-60%. Caffeine available in coffee has the tendency to control movement in people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Lowers Down the Risk of Liver Cancer And Breast Cancer
Coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by nearly 40%. People drinking 3 cups a day can reduce the risk by 50%. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds present in coffee can decrease the markers for detrimental process of worsening. Methylpyridinium, a highly effective antioxidant compound is found in almost all coffee owing to the sizzling process of beans. Espresso, being a medium roast coffee is tend to have 2-3 times the amount of this anticancer compound.
In addition to liver cancer, coffee has the tendency to lower down the risk of estrogen negative breast cancer.
Lowers your Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Dysfunctioning of brain is considered as a risk factor for dementia or other neurodegenerative disorder like Alzheimer’s disease. Consuming 3-5 cups of coffee a day lowers the chance of developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Diseases by 65%.
Boost your Energy levels
Coffee helps people in better way by boosting level of energy, as it contains caffeine, an adjuvant. On drinking coffee, the caffeine gets absorbed in your blood stream and travels into the brain. There it blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine, resulting in increasing the amount of other neurotransmitters – nor epinephrine and dopamine.
- Reduces Risk of Stroke
- Reduces Risk of Depression
With so many health benefits with coffee, there are few risks associated that cannot be ignored. Caffeine in Coffee can cause anxiety symptoms in some of the individual. Regular intake of coffee may reduce the woman’s chances of getting pregnant.
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