The Love for Coffee
We all love a cup of coffee or two throughout the day, who doesn’t? Although it is said there are potential health benefits and drawbacks of coffee.
You may think the taste of coffee is good, and it may get you going in the morning, but what will it do for your health?
What Research Shows
Research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. It also shows that there are fewer cases of some cancers types and less chance of having a stroke.
Researchers aren’t asking people to drink or skip coffee for the sake of science. Instead, they question people about their coffee habits; maybe they research:
- How many people over 50 have more than 4 cups of coffee on an average day?
- Are there certain things that trigger people to have a coffee?
- If someone is working all day, are they likely to have less coffee?
Research doesn’t show cause and effect. It may be possible that coffee drinkers have better diets, or do more exercise. So, there isn’t any solid proof, but there are signs of potential health perks, and a few cautions.
A soothing cup of hot water may help people to deal with any stresses and anxiety. A recent study revealed that the consumption of hot liquids, such as tea and coffee, may lower stress levels and reduce the feelings of anxiety.
The study argues that some of the effects are likely to be due to caffeine, but that the warmth also played a role in the improved mood of participants.
In another well conducted study, it was discovered that coffee drinkers live longer overall. It was also discussed about people having a lower risk of premature death from any cause. In two separate, very large studies, drinking coffee was associated with a 20% lower risk of death in men and a 26% lower risk of death in women.
Drinking in Moderation
Coffee has recently been shown to be healthy for your heart, in moderation. One particular study followed more than 37,000 people for 13 years. The study discovered that people who drink between 2- 4 cups of coffee per day for more than 4 days of the week, ended up having a 20 percent lower risk for developing heart disease than those that don’t. The interesting thing about this, and other such studies have found that the people who drink little to no coffee, or those who consume too much coffee each day do not seem to get this same benefit. So, drink coffee in moderation as it does seem to have a positive impact on the health of the heart and its functions.
Coffee and Exercise
Drinking coffee has been known to enhance your energy levels and boost the performance of your routine exercise.Researchers have found that summing caffeine in large doses can lead to becoming dehydrated. This is why most experts will advise people against drinking coffee and/or similar drinks before or during a workout. Although, recent studies suggest that if you were to drink 1 or 2 cups of regular coffee, before you started a workout, it may provide an energy boost and help to stimulate metabolism.