There are plenty of us who wouldn’t even dream of starting their day any other way than
with a freshly brewed coffee to stir your senses and get you ready for what lies ahead.
With brands like Keurig® coffee makers around, there is every chance that you can make
yourself the perfect cup of coffee every time, and when you discover there are also potential
health benefits to drinking coffee, it tastes even better.
The Science Behind Your Cup of Coffee
Researchers at Harvard University have been running a series of scientific tests on the benefits
and effects of coffee on your health, over a number of years.
Although the studies are ongoing and more tests will be carried out, it appears that coffee may
contain protective properties that could reduce your risk of liver disease, cancer and cirrhosis.
Their studies have seemingly demonstrated that drinking between four and five cups of coffee
per day reduced your risk of disease by as much as 50%, in comparison to people who consumed
little or no caffeine on a daily basis.
Although links between coffee and better health have been established, researchers are still trying
to identify what role components such as antioxidants in your morning cup play, in order to deliver
these health benefits.
A Great Brain Boost
Coffee is definitely a complex beverage and when you fire up your Keurig® machine first thing or
throughout the day, it is setting to work on not just delivering you a great tasting brew but also
working to deliver some additional benefits beyond the flavor you enjoy.
Coffee has often been perceived as the go-to beverage if you want to kick-start your brain into
action and that is no coincidence, as every cup has the potential to improve your cognitive functions.
It seems that coffee might be beneficial in preventing the formation of amyloid plaques and other
symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, such as neurofibrillary tangles and an excessive
buildup of protein.
Coffee can help to reduce inflammation and minimize the deterioration of brain cells, which is
something that is happening to all of us as we get older.
Reduced Diabetes Risk
Diabetes is a growing problem in many developed countries like America and one of the findings
from studies carried out by Harvard University amongst others, was that men and women who
increased their intake of daily coffee, lowered their risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Studies showed that the risk of Diabetes was lowered by up to 11% by adding an extra cup of
coffee to your daily routine, which is in comparison to participants in the study who decreased
their coffee intake, and subsequently saw their risk of Diabetes rise by 17%.
There are a number of different universities who are currently trying to identify exactly how
coffee delivers this benefit, but for coffee lovers everywhere, it is another positive reason to pour
themselves another cup of great tasting and health-delivering coffee, throughout the day.
The joy of java is easy to appreciate and when you consider the potential health benefits too,
it almost adds to the enjoyment.
About the Author
Lilly Rees is a writer who enjoys spending her lunchtimes and evenings blogging. She is a Mom who enjoys DIY and home decor, cooking (she is a huge foodie!) and spending time with her family.
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