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10 Ways To Reap Health Benefits From Coffee

Posted Jan 11 2013 2:26pm

By Dylan Chumleigh

coffeeCoffee is consumed in huge proportions around the world. But seldom does anyone realize how beneficial it could be for health. In fact many consider coffee to be unhealthy due to myths and misconceptions surrounding it. But many scientific studies conducted recently have brought forward better facts about coffee, enumerating its health benefits. Here’s how your cup of ‘Joe’ helps you get stronger and better.

1. Coffee Reduces Risk Of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is becoming increasingly common among aged population. But scientists have found that long-term coffee intake is associated with reduced risks of getting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. A study in 2012 showed that coffee was the best source of caffeine that brought improvement in cognitive function.

2. Lowers The Risk of Diabetes
When body doesn’t produce sufficient insulin it causes Type 2 diabetes. Coffee extracts help body by preventing insulin-producing cells from being destroyed. The coffee extracts, mainly caffeine, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid are the primary compounds that help in reversing this degeneration of insulin-producing cells. Besides, studies show that the chlorogenic acid content in coffee can reduce Type 2 Diabetes by up to 67 percent.

3. Keeps Heart Healthy
It is important to keep cardiovascular system healthy and working optimally. Drinking 2 cups of coffee a day could ensure that for you. Type 2 Diabetes generally leads to increased risk of heart strokes and heart diseases. As mentioned above, coffee helps in lowering the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, which in turn reduces the likelihood of heart strokes and heart diseases. But it is also important to understand that coffee should be taken in moderation, anything beyond would bring adverse effects. Evidence suggests a stronger effect of coffee for women.

cupcoffee4. Protects Against Liver Diseases
In United States cirrhosis and liver diseases claims approximately 35,000 lives each year. But recent studies show that coffee can to great extent protect liver from this deterioration. Coffee curbs and lowers the activity level of liver enzyme responsible for destroying liver cells. The extensive study under Kaiser Permanente Medical Care found that people who drank 4 cups coffee daily were less susceptible to developing this condition in comparison to non-drinkers.

5. Brings Marked Improvement In Weight Loss
Coffee has been found successful in helping lose weight due its metabolism boosting power. Your body’s fat burning capabilities are enhanced greatly with higher metabolism. To get maximum weight loss benefits from coffee you need to abstain from having excessive sugar and milk which add extra carbohydrates, fat and calories in your cup.

6. Respite From Pain
This remarkable drink doesn’t just energize, but relieves you from any pain. Studies have found out that caffeine content in coffee works on the denosine neuromodulatory system, a system in the brain and spinal cord to reduce pain.

7. Preventive Against Parkinson’s Disease
The neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease is just next to Alzheimer’s. But studies suggested a remarkable improvement in cognitive decline with consumption of caffeinated coffee.

8. Protects Against Cancer
The chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, phytoestrogens and caffeine content in coffee are key compounds that help in reducing cancer risks.

9. Source To Vital Antioxidants
Morning wakeup drink for many, coffee is also number one source of antioxidants. In fact a study concluded that Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Both types of coffee, the caffeinated and decaf give similar amount of coffee.

10. Reduces Post-Workout Muscle Soreness
A challenging workout may leave you in a lot of pain with muscle soreness. Coffee can however attenuate any post-workout muscle soreness, a study revels. The science behind it has been speculated to be associated with caffeine blocking the activity of adenosine. This chemical is released in response to injury which can activate the pain receptor of the body. Caffeine delays this causing less soreness and pain.

- Dylan Chumleigh is a guest writer for more than 5 blogs related to coffee, health, house- ware, shopping, skin care etc. He spent his most of the time by exploring new place and writing. To get in touch with the author please visit – Coffee Brewers .

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