There are several health benefits of coffee drinking. Moderate coffee drinking is considered good for health. But drinking too much coffee can raise the risk of heart disease. Morning coffee (espresso or black) is essential for many people to start their day. Light to moderate coffee drinking has impressive health benefits for many people.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages. Over app. 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed all over the world daily. Over 90% of coffee is produced in developing countries. Finland and Sweden are among the top countries, in coffee consumption.
Coffee is loaded with useful substances essential for health. Besides containing caffeine, coffee also contains antioxidants and other active substances. It prevents the risk of Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, etc.
Researchers from the University of South Australia investigated, the association between long-term coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease. It was found that excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease. According to W. H.O. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.
Health benefits of Coffee.
Coffee in any form- (black coffee or espresso coffee) not only energizes the body but provides many health benefits also. A few of the health benefits are as below:-
Improves energy level:- Coffee provides a sense of wellbeing. On consumption, people feel less tired and energized. Coffee contains- Caffeine, which is considered as most popularly used psychoactive substance all over the world. Caffeine improves the functioning of the brain, which includes, memory, reaction timing, mood, vigilance, and other general mental functions.
Lowers the risk of type-2 diabetes:- As per the study made by researchers, It was stated that persons who consumed at least one cup of coffee per day have reduced risk of getting type-2 diabetes by 11%.
The study made in 2017 concluded that the persons who consumed four to six cups of coffee, caffeinated or decaffeinated appeared to have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome including diabetes. For more reading about – What are early signs and symptoms of diabetes. Please click on-https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/what-are-the-early-signs-and-symptoms-of-diabetes/
Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease:- Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system, that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
Various studies have shown that caffeine present in coffee and other beverages helps in reducing the risk of Parkinson’s disease. It was stated that persons who drank around four cups of coffee per day have five times lesser chances of getting Parkinson’s disease than, people who do not drink coffee. Caffeine present in coffee may also help in better control of movements in Parkinson’s disease.
Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease:- The findings of the 2017 meta-analysis showed that people who use to drink coffee are less likely to have depression and other cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Approximately two-thirds of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s are women. Researchers found that women of age 65 or above, who drank two to three cups of coffee per day were at reduced risk of getting dementia (Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia).
Coffee is good for liver health:- As per a study conducted in 2014, it was stated that drinking coffee may lower the death risk from nonviral hepatitis induced liver cirrhosis. It was suggested by the researchers that consuming two or more cups of coffee can reduce risk by approximately 66%. People who drink coffee may have lower chances of gall bladder stone disease.
As per studies made in 2017, it was stated that coffee consumption lowers the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Consuming three cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of getting liver cancer by 50% app.
Coffee drinking enables liver enzymes in a healthy range. Thus protects the liver from diseases. For more reading about- How to care for your liver? Please click on https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/how-to-care-for-your-liver/
Coffee lowers depression:- Depression is a serious mental disorder. It mostly remains undiagnosed and may cause a significant reduction in quality of life. Approximately 4% of people in the U.S. alone meet the criteria of clinical depression. As per a study, it was found that people who drank around four cups of coffee per day have a 20% lower risk of getting depression. It was also found in another study that people who consumed more than four cups of coffee per day have a 53% reduced risk of attempting suicide. For more reading about- Overcoming Depression Naturally– Please click on https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/overcoming-depression-naturally/
Coffee may add years to life:- Regular and moderate drinking of coffee is associated with lowering of risk of death from various serious ailments. Even one cup of coffee per day may lower the risk of early death by nearly 5%. Researchers suggested that Coffee drinkers are less prone to death due to infections, injuries, accidents, respiratory problems, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.
Coffee in moderation is good for Heart health:- Drinking one to two cups of coffee may reduce the risk of heart failure. People who consume a moderate amount of coffee per day have at least an 11% lower rate of heart failure than people who do not consume coffee.
As per a study in 2017, it was found that moderate caffeine consumption has little benefit on cardiovascular health including blood pressure.
How much coffee is good for the heart?
Too much of everything is bad. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, an upper limit has been fixed for safe coffee drinking and cardiovascular health.
To maintain healthy blood pressure and a healthy heart- One must drink less than six cups of coffee per day. Drinking six or more cups of coffee per day can increase the risk of heart disease by up to around 22%, a study claims.
Caffeine found in coffee raises blood pressure, which can be a reason for heart disease or stroke. On prolonged and excessive use, it may create a damaging effect on arteries restricting the flow of blood to the heart and brain. However, the initial effect of caffeine is temporary and varies from person to person.
It is suggested that one must restrict coffee intake to less than six cups a day, to keep a healthy heart. For more reading about What are preventable risk factors for heart disease? Please click on https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/preventable-risk-factors-for-heart-disease/
Wishing all to be in a healthy state. Please consult your healthcare provider for treatment.
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