The studies are helping to stack up the evidence, coffee is good for you! We recommend coffee with a dollop of organic butter, without sugar. Satisfying and beneficial in oh so many ways!
The following list from the Mercola.com website shows just some of the research that supports coffee’s health benefits:
|Type 2 Diabetes
||A Japanese study in 2010 revealed that coffee consumption exerted a protective effect against type 2 diabetes; further confirmed by 2012 German study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers have also found that coffee doubles glucose intake, which will greatly reduce blood glucose levels.
||Coffee may significantly cut your risk of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, coffee is so preventative against Parkinson’s that drug companies are designing experimental drugs that mimic coffee’s benefits to your brain
||A 2011 study revealed that a yet unidentified mystery ingredient in coffee interacts with the caffeine to help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease
||A large 2011 study of nearly 50,000 men found men who drank six cups of coffee per day had 60 percent lower risk of lethal prostate cancer, and those who drank three cups per day had a 30 percent lower risk
||A Japanese study found those who drank coffee daily, or close to it, had about half the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer, than people who never drank coffee; coffee is also associated with less severe liver fibrosis, lower levels of fat in your liver, and lower rates of hepatitis-C disease progression
||Coffee consumption may be associated with decreased risk of kidney cancer
||A 2007 study suggested coffee consumption may lower colon cancer risk among women
|Heart Rhythm Problems
||A study showed moderate coffee drinking reduces your chances of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems
||A 2010 study revealed a beneficial effect of coffee on the pulmonary function of nonsmokers
||A 2011 study found that women who drank more than one cup of coffee per day had about a 25 percent lower risk of stroke than women who drank less; a 2009 study found women who drank four or more cups of coffee per day reduced their stroke risk by 20 percent
||A study in 2009 showed coffee produced an increase in the metabolic activity and/or numbers of Bifidobacterium, which are beneficial bacteria in your gut
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