3 Coffee Perks

6 Apr

Healthy Coffee

 

It is the second largest traded commodity in the world.  People drink 1.4 billion cups and spend billions of dollars on this famous morning elixir each and every day.  Next to water, it is the most consumed beverage worldwide.  With all the information out there about the dangers of caffeine, it can be pretty confusing.  But recent studies suggest that for a healthy mind and body, your best choice might just be your cup of.. coffee.“

Coffee is one of the good, healthy beverage choices,” assures Dr. Rob van Dam from the Harvard School of Public Health.  An 8-ounce cup of coffee contains between 72 and 130 milligrams of caffeine.  In addition to an extra kick of energy when you need a pick-me-up at work or running errands, medical research has shown coffee prevents many diseases.  Be sure to consult your doctor before increasing coffee consumption to self-treat any illness.

1.  STROKE PREVENTION

A 24-year study of 83,076 women with no history of stroke, by researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed the impact of coffee intake on stroke risk.  Their findings show those who drank coffee daily had a lower risk of stroke, overall.

  • Consuming at least 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day appeared to be ideal for stroke prevention.  4 or more cups daily afforded a very small added benefit (as compared to the 2 to 3 cups), but the difference was non-significant.
  • Decaffeinated coffee consumption also showed a protective effect against stroke.  Again, a minimum of 2 cups was needed to show a significant benefit.
  • Antioxidants in coffee lower inflammation and improve blood vessel function.
2.  CANCER PREVENTION

Scientists from Italy explored the relationship between coffee and tea consumption on the risk of head and neck cancer.  They reported in the June 2010 issue of the journal “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,” that subjects who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day reduced their risk of head and neck cancers compared to those who drank one cup or less.

  • Coffee drinkers are 50% less likely to get liver cancer than non-coffee drinkers.
  • 12 recent studies involving over 646,000 volunteers found that coffee provided a protective effect against colorectal cancer.
  • 9 new studies, including over 2,500 participants, determined that regular coffee consumption was linked to a reduced risk of endometrial cancer.
3.  THWARTS DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

In findings reported in the January 2009 issue of the “Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease,” researchers from Finland examined the effect of coffee and tea on the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  They found that participants who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day in their midlife lowered their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared to those who drank little to no coffee.

  • Coffee increases short-term memory recall.
  • People who drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day score better in gross motor function skills than non-coffee drinkers.
  • Coffee drinkers consuming 3 to 5 cups of coffee each day are 65% less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

One Response to “3 Coffee Perks”

  1. Barbara Love April 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Hello Lynn,
    Your article caught my eye right off because this is something that I have been promoting since Dec. 2010. My mother and I started with Organgold back last year as customers and since then as REPS. The main ingredient that is in this coffee is Ganoderma with is a form of mushroom. Each of its products (tea, coffee, etc.) has this ingredients and research has shown that it also promotes heath and wellness, all the things that you listed in your article and then some. I would be honored that if in your spare time you check out my website at http://www.blove31.organogold.com and the website of http://www.HealthNewsWeb.com that shows other research not affiliate with Organogold but of the things associated with Ganoderma and its usage to better health. After all this is something that is greatly needed today “promoting better health techniques and ideas”. Please respond to me with any feedback.. Thanks for a reassuring article.. Sincerely Barbara

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