Health Benefits of Coffee

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For as long as I can remember, coffee has been bad and something I needed to give up.  If you love coffee like I do and don’t want to give up, then there is an interesting article you should read.  It will give you the information you need when your doctor next tells you to give up the bean.

The main health benefits of coffee outlined in the article are as follows:coffee

  • According to a new study, two cups of coffee is linked with a reduced level of depression.
  • Coffee may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Ingredients in coffee appear to block a chemical process that leads to diabetes.
  • Coffee may help fight against Parkinson’s disease.  In fact, drug companies are looking at experimental drugs that MIMIC coffee’s effects on the brain.  In the future, could this be a case of pharmaceutical companies once again covering up health benefits of natures own bounty to push expensive lab-made drugs onto patients?
  • Coffee can help reduce inflammation.
  • Coffee may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, colorectal cancer.
  • Coffee may reduce your risk of heart rhythm problems.
  • A 2011 study found that women who drank coffee had 25% lower risk of stroke.
  • An ingredient in coffee may help protect you against Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Some people do need to avoid caffeine and even those of us who can take the caffeine, like anything, it should be done in moderation.
  • Despite medical professionals telling us otherwise, study after study has failed to prove that coffee increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, or any other serious illness.
  • Stuff we add to our coffee can cause health problems – milk, cream, sugar, sweeteners and flavorings.
  • Coffee may increase the metabolic activity and/or numbers of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Dr. Mercola goes on to talk about when to drink coffee and the best types of coffee to drink.

Read the full article.

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About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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