People who still fear that drinking coffee on a regular basis might have adverse effects on their health no longer need to worry, as coffee is deemed a lifesaver once again. The study which discovered this was conducted at various universities and medical institutes across the US.
The research in question monitored a large number of adult US citizens between the years 1998 and 2009, keeping extensive track on their general condition, as well as their diet and lifestyle choices. All of the subjects from the study did not possess any history in regards to cardiovascular diseases or cancer. By the year of 2009, 8.700 patients died, making scientists conclude that coffee reduces greatly the odds of premature death occurring, this number being an 18% part of the coffee consuming demographic studied.
This is due to the numerous biologically active compounds which coffee possesses. Potassium helps in dealing with blood pressure while boosting muscle strength and metabolism. Phenolic acid, commonly found in apples and other fruits, has both an antibacterial effect on the body as well as being an extremely efficient antioxidant.
Caffeine has been discovered to lower the risk of cancer by a rather great amount. Even though its direct effect towards cancer is still being up for discussion, it is commonly known that in some specifics types of cancer, caffeine has an inverse effect on liver and prostate cancer.
The largest beneficial impact of coffee is on cardiovascular diseases and inflammations. The occurrence rate of the aforementioned types of illnesses decreased by 20%, with an added decrease towards chronic respiratory diseases, influenza, diabetes, and even psychological issues that may eventually lead to suicide.
This study does not in any way advise people who do not have the habit of drinking coffee every day to suddenly shift their diet in order to include large amounts of caffeine. If people would want to start drinking coffee, they should start slowly by drinking one cup a day. Even though the side-effects of large coffee intake have not been completely documented upon, it is commonly known that in some cases, this type of diet can lead to migraines and headaches.
The amount of coffee cups consumed each day has been set at around 5, this being the adequate amount that would greatly benefit patients’ health. It is important to say that going over this amount, one may suffer from adverse side-effects if the person in question is not used to this kind of intake. But if the habit of drinking your morning coffee is joined by smoking a cigarette, most of these health benefits are partially erased, of course.
Because coffee is deemed a lifesaver once again, the odds of more people taking up coffee drinking on a regular basis become increasingly high. Boosting up metabolic rates, fighting respiratory illnesses, combating various types of cancer, helping people losing weight and other numerous health benefits make coffee a veritable multi-tool in fighting premature death. So next time when health is on your mind, sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice cup of delicious coffee.