It’s no secret that half of the world can’t function until they have had their first cup of coffee in the morning. To make sure you have no guilt when it comes to pouring your fourth cup of the day, we have gathered some information for you:
Researchers have long debated the health advantages and disadvantages of drinking coffee every day. But now, coffee addicts everywhere can relax about their daily habit, thanks to a British Heart Foundation study.
The study, which featured more than 8,000 people, sought to debunk the previously held belief that coffee causes a stiffening of the arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of stroke or heart attack.
Researchers divided the 8,412 participants into three groups, with each self-reporting their coffee consumption, then gave each participant an MRI heart scan and an infrared pulse wave test. The first group was made up of people who said they drank less than one cup of coffee a day; the second included those who drank between one and three cups; and the third group was comprised of those who drank more than three, with some in the group drinking up to 25 cups a day. People who consumed more than 25 cups of coffee a day were excluded, and researchers adjusted for factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, smoking status, weight, blood pressure, diet and how much alcohol a person drinks.
Results from the study showed that drinking five cups of coffee a day was no worse for the arteries than drinking less than one cup. In fact, even participants who drank up to 25 cups of coffee a day were no more likely to experience arterial stiffness than someone drinking less than a cup a day.
While coffee lovers can rest assured that they aren’t causing any significant damage to their arteries, it’s still important to note that drinking a cup of coffee for every hour in the day isn’t the safest option for everyone. We all respond to and metabolize caffeine differently, so the risks may not be equal across the board. Those with blood pressure issues should beware of excess caffeine consumption, which can spike their blood pressure to unhealthy levels. (Source: www.womenworking.com)
Here are some other notable benefits of coffee which you need to know:
- Coffee and managing Diabetes:
Coffee is known to manage our blood sugar levels, according to some studies. Coffee is also rich in minerals like magnesium and chromium which helps the body use insulin which controls the glucose in our body.
Green coffee consumption may slow down the rate of glucose release in the blood. Drink green coffee before meals, which will help in controlling the amount of glucose your body will produce.
There is no harm for diabetics to have their daily cup of coffee. Two cups a day works just about well, in fact, it helps to manage sugar levels too.
- Coffee For Weight Loss:
Adding milk and sugar to your coffee may encourage weight gain; unlike plain black coffee, which has fewer calories. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, including caffeine in your diet is more likely to lead to weight loss than weight gain. This is mainly because caffeine may slightly increases our metabolism, which further helps to burn off more calories.
And, it’s not just the black coffee that aids weight loss, consuming green coffee helps in raising the fat burning capability of our body too. It increases the releases of fat burning enzymes in the body. It also helps decrease the absorption of sugars in our small intestines, which means that less sugar is available to be stored as fat and more calories are burnt, ultimately helping to lose those extra kilos.
If you are someone who encounters sudden hunger pangs and ends up bingeing on unwanted calories, sip some green coffee or black coffee without sugar. Again, the chlorogenic acid present in coffee acts as a natural appetite suppressant. It helps control those hunger pangs and prevent us from overeating.
- Coffee For Healthy Heart Functions:
There have been many studies suggesting that controlled consumption of coffee may help with some of the prevalent heart conditions. These studies analysed that people who drink coffee regularly had a lower risk of heart rhythm disturbances and strokes. One of the studies reported that people consuming three cups of coffee are less likely to be hospitalised for abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) than non-drinkers. Regular consumption of green coffee has also been tied to keeping a check on cholesterol levels. (Source: www.ndtv.com)
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