And your added flavouring to your beverage may not harm the effects
I can’t handle a day without coffee.
Last week, I was struck with the flu pretty severely.
I had no appetite whatsoever, and the first thought that occurred to me was my morning coffee.
Bedridden, I begged my partner to get me a coffee, even though I felt sick and could barely lift my head off the pillow.
I slowly sipped my cup of glory as much as possible before my body rejected it.
I can live without food for many days, but coffee is not only an essential — it’s a MUST!
For those who have sugar in coffee, don’t worry too much. You get the same benefits of a lower early death rate too! (is that unfair or what?).
People drink about 98 million cups of coffee within the UK, whereas the US takes the cake here — at 517 million per day!
I wonder what the rate is in Australia?
Research suggests that coffee consumption is associated with a lowered risk of certain diseases and conditions, including dementia.
Several studies have demonstrated that coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
One study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014 found that moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The caffeine and other bioactive compounds in coffee seem to have neuroprotective effects that help preserve brain health. Additionally, coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2014 showed that higher coffee intake was linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, regular coffee consumption has been associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, such as liver and colorectal cancers.
However, it’s essential to maintain a balanced and moderate approach to coffee consumption, as excessive intake may lead to adverse effects. Overall, incorporating coffee into a healthy diet and lifestyle may contribute to a reduced risk of certain diseases and promote cognitive well-being in the long term.
China has uncovered another magical function of coffee.
Those who consume a moderate amount of coffee daily lowered their death rate risk over seven years, whether having sugar in it or not.
This is in comparison to those who do not drink coffee.
It also doesn’t matter if your coffee is decaffeinated or instant. Any form of coffee can help you attain these excellent results.
You may be wondering how researchers came up with this claim. Well, a team analysed data from death certificates for seven years.
Many factors were also considered, such as age, body mass, physical activity, smoking status, education, diet and sex.
These fine details were compared with people who did not drink coffee.
Those who drank unsweetened coffee had the lowest risk of death compared to those who did not.
Drinking 2.5 to 4.5 cups per day had the most significant reduction of death, at 25 per cent.
Those who had their coffee sweetened with sugar and drank 1.5–3.5 cups daily had the best death reduction.
The death reduction trend was unclear for those who use artificial sweeteners.
Although these findings are a great starting point — they aren’t definitive.
There are a lot of coffee drinkers who lead a healthy lifestyle -and non-coffee drinkers, for that matter. But unfortunately, researchers didn’t consider this or each participant’s diet.
The consensus is clear — drink tea and coffee, with the preference being without added sugar.
It’s also a great idea to lead a healthy lifestyle, such as healthy food, sleep, exercise and all the things we’re encouraged to do to attain better health and longevity.
Don’t leave that up to coffee alone, but know your cup is helping you take positive steps in the right direction.
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