Benefits of Coffee


The consumption of coffee goes back many centuries.It has many potential health benefits by drinking coffee which include: protecting against, liver disease, liver cancer ,Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and promoting a healthy heart.It Contains many chemicals like Serotonin, which promotes relaxation and can also help those who are depressed.

Freshly brewed coffee with cinnamon and vanilla to enhance flavor.

Freshly brewed coffee with cinnamon and vanilla to enhance flavor.

The Effects of  Coffee on liver

Italian researchers found that coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. In addition, some of the results suggest that if you drink three cups a day, the risks are reduced by more than 50%.7

The main author of the study, Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, from Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, said “our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver.”It can reduces the risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune disease of the bile ducts.Also  according to a study at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, California, consumption can lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver for alcohol drinkers by 22%. Another research published in the journal Hepatology in April 2014, concluded that drinking coffee is associated to a decreased liver cirrhosis death risk. The researchers pointed out  that drinking two or more cups of coffee every day can decrease  the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%.

The effects of Coffee on Parkinson’s disease

Researchers in the U.S. performed a study that judged the association between coffee consumption and Parkinson’s disease risk. The authors of the study concluded that “higher coffee and caffeine intake is associated with a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease”. In addition, caffeine in coffee may assist control movement in people suffering from Parkinson’s, this research was carried out by a Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) that was published in the journal Neurology.

The effects of Coffee on diabetes

Coffee may guard against type 2 diabetes. Researchers at UCLA showed that drinking coffee increases plasma levels of the protein sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG is in charge of the biological activity of the body’s sex hormonwomenes (testosterone and estrogen) which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.Dr. Simin Liu, one of the authors of the study, said that an “inverse association” exists between coffee consumption and risk for type 2 diabetes.

Increased coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes – the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers collected data from three studies which showed participants who increased their coffee intake by more than one cup a day (on average, an increase of 1.69 cups per day) over a 4-year period had an 11% lower type 2 diabetes risk over the subsequent 4 years, compared with people who did not change their intake.

The effect of Coffee on heart health

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard School of Public Health, figured that drinking coffee in moderation shields against heart failure. They defined ‘in moderation’ as 2 European cups,which equivalent to two 8-ounce American servings per day.

Unpicked grown coffee beans.

Unpicked grown coffee beans.

Although as we can see how great coffee is, not all can be benefited from. The natural coffees are more effective and have different effects than those of commercialized coffee, that add extra elements like artificial sweeteners.Also one should advice a doctor on the consumption of coffee. Coffee is not for all ages. Some studies show it reduces the chance of pregnancy in some cases. A researcher from the University of Nevada School of Medicine reported in the British Journal of Pharmacologyns is much greater than that of the cilia in pushing the eggs along.A Professor a mentioned that,”This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine.”


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