What Are The Health Benefits Of Coffee
Over the years, several studies on the health benefits of coffee, together with the detrimental effects as well have been conducted. The coffee bean contains a number of compounds namely phsychotrophics, antioxidants, caffeine, and other chemical compounds.
The research studies mainly focus on the effects of these compounds on the body and the differences in susceptibility to common diseases. According to the results so far, the benefits far outweigh the demerits.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Solid evidence, based on about 15 published articles, has shown a connection between coffee consumption and prevention of type 2 diabetes. The reviews conducted by Harvard professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology Dr. Frank Hu, indicated that of the 193,000 people studied those who admitted drinking six to seven cups on a daily basis were 35% less likely to develop type 2 Diabetes than those who took less than two cups of the brew per day. The odds dropped to 28% for those who took three to four cups. These finding are attributed to:
- Presence of strong antioxidants in coffee that prevented tissue damage by radicals.
- Magnesium and chromium elements in coffee that aids the body maintain and use insulin.
- Improved Intellectual Performance