The latest health benefits of drinking coffee.
It’s a question that is currently doing the rounds; whether or not drinking coffee is actually good for you and not just refreshing and enjoyable. Imagine drinking your favourite blend of coffee and it doing you and your body good. That would be amazing right?
New research published within the distinguished Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry points to a study that discovered coffee contains a soluble fibre that actually can assist in lowering cholesterol. That’s the good news, now the bit that isn’t so great…you’d have to drink a lot of coffee to have a major effect as only one gram of each cup of coffee contains the fibre.
Meanwhile, researchers at Harvard University in the United States have collated data from nine studies into diabetes. Almost 200,000 people were involved in the research that discovered that regular coffee drinkers have a statistically lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than non coffee drinkers. So in essence the more coffee they drank the lower their risk of developing the disease.
Here at UK Vending we have been told to be careful with how many cups of coffee we drink a day; but again all this conventional wisdom may be in error. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition even went as far as to say that coffee has some benefits even for the heart. In their study they found that amongst healthy 65 year olds and above who drank four or more cups of caffeinated beverages daily they had a staggering 53 percent lower risk of developing heart disease.
The conventional thinking surrounding the effects of caffeine in raising the heart rate and blood pressure might be being turned on its head with these results. Food experts, however, err on the side of caution and continue to recommend a healthy lifestyle and diet as the best way to continue being healthy.
How the perception of coffee has been transformed is at present unclear and further research and study has been ordered. What has emerged, however, is that the key components in the makeup of coffee are antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, which are similar to those found in blueberries and grapes. Antioxidants are also known to have a superb effect as an anti inflammatory and might also lead to ways to help Parkinson Disease sufferers too.