Coffee Has Health Benefits
Coffee – the Attractive Benefits Not to be Ignored
Do you, like the many of us, enjoy having that morning ritual of brewing a antioxidant rich cup? A typically low in calorie bevy, we may feel slightly guilty about it not being a healthy choice. Well think again! We have learned that there are some attractive benefits not to be ignored. For this we’re including this list and the following related infographics.
- Coffee has benefits when consumption is combined with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and other certain conditions. The review examined the effects of caffeine on anaerobic exercise performance. This review looked at 28 studies and found that 17 of them revealed significant benefits of coffee. They learned that caffeine can have benefits in some short-term, high-intensity exercises and certain conditions, such as in trained athletes who had abstained from caffeine before the event; ingestion of a moderate caffeine dose (above a certain threshold but not too high); in power-based sports and team sports (intermittent intensity exercise).
Helps your heart
- the beverage helps your heart. Moderate coffee drinkers (1 to 3 cups/day) compared to non-coffee drinkers, have lower rates of stroke. This is an effect linked to coffee’s antioxidants. Many do not know that coffee has more antioxidants per serving than blueberries, making it the biggest source of antioxidants in North American diets. All those antioxidants may help suppress the damaging effect of inflammation on arteries. Immediately after drinking it, coffee raises your blood pressure and heart rate, but over the long term, it actually may lower blood pressure as coffee’s antioxidants activate nitric oxide, widening blood vessels.
- Coffee diverts diabetes. 2 of coffee’s antioxidants, chlorogenic acid and quinides, help to divert diabetes by boosting cell sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar. However, studies have shown that excessive caffeine can blunt the insulin-sensitivity boost, so mix in decaf if you drink several cups a day.
Prevents Liver Cancer
- It prevents liver cancer. Research shows that the more you consume, the lower your risk for cirrhosis and other liver diseases. One analysis of nine studies found that for every 2-cup increase in daily consumption, liver cancer risk was reduced by 43%. Again, coffee’s antioxidants are responsible for this benefit; they prevent inflammation in the liver, which inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
- Coffee boosts brainpower. Studies suggest that drinking between one and five cups per day may help reduce risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Coffee’s antioxidants may ward off brain cell damage and help the neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function to work better.
Relief From Headaches
- Can alleviate headaches.Studies show that 200 milligrams of caffeine (which is the approximate amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee), provides relief from headaches and migraines. While it isn’t clear how caffeine relieves headaches, researchers believe that caffeine boosts the activity of brain cells, causing surrounding blood vessels to constrict and relieve the pressure that causes pain.