Although the caffeine contained in cup of coffee comes under a lot of scrutiny, a recent study contradicts the stigma that coffee is not good for a person to consume. In fact a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concludes that coffee indeed can provide numerous health benefits.
Most surprisingly- after 13-years of research performed on over 400,000 AARP members was gathered by the National Cancer Institute it was found that those who drank their cups of Joe regularly were 16% less likely to experience premature death.
Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Cancer Prevention: As aforementioned coffee can have a profound effect on the way cancer establishes itself in the human body. Several studies have all proven that drinking the hot beverage moderately can reduce the risk for types of cancers such as: endometrial, prostate, breast ,liver , and also other types of cancers that are linked with insulin, estrogen, and obesity.
Decreases Risk for Diabetes: Studies suggest that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, with those putting away four or more cups daily 50 percent less likely. A January 2012 report in the ‘Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry” might explain why. It attributes the effect to compounds in coffee that block hIAPP, a polypeptide that can result in abnormal protein fibers, which are found in people with Type 2.
Boosts Metabolism: Coffee might help you maintain — or even lose — weight. A study as far back as 1980 found that the caffeine found in coffee stimulates the metabolism, but that only “normal,” rather than obese, subjects experienced greater oxidation of fat. It is not surprising that recent research has also proven the effects of metabolism increase and weight reduction in people who take green coffee bean extract supplements (unroasted coffee beans.)
Powerful Antioxidants: Harvard researcher Edward Giovannucci, in research published in “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,” noted that coffee has more antioxidants than most vegetables and fruits. In fact, a 2005 study found that coffee is the No. 1 source for antioxidants in the American diet. That’s a reflection of the volume of coffee consumed in this country, and how much is making it into the bloodstream is unclear.
Improves Performance and Memory: Coffee — and the caffeine in it — has been shown in multiple studies to increase both endurance and short-term performance. A 2008 study concluded that the benefit of caffeine before exercise occurs during endurance events, stop-and-go events and long-term high-intensity activity. Coffee can help with both long- and short-term memory. In a 2005 study presented at the Radiological Society of North America, researchers found that consuming two cups of caffeinated coffee improved short-term memory and reaction times.
Though excessive consumption of caffeinated-saturated coffee can produce negative effects such as an increase of cortisol production, and also result in caffeine dependency- drinking your java black in moderation can supply an individual with some impressive health benefits as listed above.