Studies show coffee might actually be good for you
Is coffee good for you or bad? That is the question that has many people very unsure if our favorite morning drink is really a good thing for us.
Good News! Studies show coffee might actually be good for you based off of what we found from recent articles posted by the Washington Post , NBCNews, Annualreviews and Knowablemagazine state that National Cancer Institute recently pulled data from a Britain study called U.K. Biobank. The study was conducted on more than a half of million people, 127 meta- analyses shown good evidence that drinking coffee is linked to a decreased risk of certain common cancers such as breast, prostate, colon, endometrial and even colorectal . Depending upon the type of cancer it showed a 2 to 20 percent reduction in risk. This same review also shown a risk reduction in about 5% of cardiovascular disease along with appx. a 30% in Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. Coffee is also found to help in improving cognitive function thus decreasing the risk of depression.
Base off of these examples it appears coffee is a good choice for most, however the same studies show that coffee is not a good option for pregnant women, they found a possible link between coffee or caffeine consumption and a higher risk of miscarriage.
Though most of these studies did not measure the exact amount of coffee that was consumed, those that did, show the best benefits to be around 4-5 8oz cups a day. Now keep in mind based off of Mayoclinics review some research also states there are certain risks associated with a high consumption of unfiltered coffee and mild elevation in cholesterol levels.
Now many wonder why coffee could show such benefits, well coffee beans contain natural antioxidants which help in reducing free radicals that may damage your cells. Coffee is also considered to be an anti-inflammatory which aids in calming your body along with containing other enzymes that help in regulating your insulin levels, liver function and metabolism.
Though some of these trials where more controlled than others, most found a good probability that consuming coffee can be part of a healthy diet. So great news for those of you who already enjoy several cups a coffee a day, but keep in mind that coffee may be good for you the things you are adding may not be, specifically cream and sugar.
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Note: these finding are based off of the linked articles we located, we are not a doctor and are not authorized to give medical advice. Please always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or health routine.