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Coffee and Health-Benefits Galore


Coffee and Health-Benefits Galore

Coffee and Health-Benefits Galore By contributing writer:  Andrew Abrams Coffee, or “ the life-blood” as us coffee drinkers like to call it, helps us in our daily lives more than we know. Whether its getting up to have that nice cup to start the morning, or even to give you that extra fuel to power through the never ending pile of papers stacked on your desk, coffee seems to be the go-to cure. But what if coffee offers more than just the basic needs?  What if there are some hidden benefits of coffee that people are unaware of? Starting with our calorie counters, coffee is practically like drinking another glass (cup) of water. In a regular cup of black coffee, there are only about two calories. That’s right, only two. Now that doesn’t mean that we should begin indulging in countless cups of coffee (in fact, we recommend around 3 cups of Joffrey’s French Roast a day) but there is medical data behind this.  According to Medical News Today, coffee is the number one source of anti-oxidants. Scientists at the University of Scranton. Joe Vinson, Ph.D., lead author of the study, said "Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close." Coffee’s health benefits definitely do not stop there; in fact, Coffee is even known to protect against type 2 Diabetes. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers gathered data from three studies. In these studies, the diets of the participants were evaluated using questionnaires every 4 years, with participants who reported having type 2 diabetes filling out additional questionnaires. In total, 7,269 study participants had type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that the 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.  Possibly helping to prevent Type 2 Diabetes and being the number one source of anti-oxidants, Coffee what can’t you do? It indeed does not stop there though. Coffee may even help to prevent Parkinson’s disease, Liver disease, and lower the risk of liver cancer. Coffee also has some alternative uses that are starting to become more prevalent in today’s day and age. Coffee skin rub seems to be a new trend in the beauty market, and with the effects on the skin, it is hard not to see why. Coffee rubs are now being used for anti-aging. It is thought that the topical application of caffeine may reduce blood flow by mild constriction of blood vessels in the same manner in which oral administration is known to affect vessels. Caffeine has demonstrated anti-inflammatory activities. In vitro metabolism studies on fat cells have shown that caffeine could slow down lipogenesis and stimulate the lipolysis. This, in simple terms, means increase in blood flow to the skin areas, which in turn helps towards anti-aging. Coffee not only seems to be the go-to drink, but also the go-to alternative in health and beauty. Just another box checked off the list for coffee’s accomplishments. With so much evidence suggesting coffee to be a great part of your day why not have a cup or three? Coffee has been around for centuries and we are finding more and more reasons to keep it around. When you wake up in the morning and have that healthy cup of joy to start off your day, we hope you share our passion and choose Joffrey’s. Sources:

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