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Caffeine Trivia 12.24.14

Health Benefits of drinking coffee #3

Protects against diabetes.: What researches have also discovered is that drinking coffee is a positive addition to the lifestyle for those at-risk or who already have diabetes. Anywhere from two to six cups a day have proven beneficial. The reason? Antioxidants plus other chemical elements in the complex profile of coffee. Risk factors are reduced up to 30 percent, and scientists believe that the body’s metabolism of sugar is balanced by the compounds found in coffee.
While the recommendations have been from two to six cups a day, all the scientists agree that it is best to space the consumption out over the day as the compounds are eliminated rather quickly and do not remain in the body for great lengths of time even though they are beneficial while consumed.

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Caffeine Trivia 12.23.14

Health benefits of Coffee – #2

Caffeine in coffee can rev up the body and keep the mind alert: One of coffee’s main compounds, caffeine, does not have specific nutritional value, yet it does demonstrate medicinal properties. It is particularly helpful in keeping the mind alert and the body action-ready. Several recent studies reported the therapeutic value of coffee and caffeine for protecting against the onset of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s, which affects the mind.
Scientists now believe that caffeine can stimulate the brain cells to stimulate choline, a necessary element in making “neurotransmitters” which are greatly reduced in dementia patients. Caffeine also helps Parkinson’s patients who experience a lack of dopamine in the brain, which causes tremors and general mobility problems. The explanation for caffeine efficacy may be that it is a phytochemical (a plant-derivative chemical) and phytochemicals are well known for therapeutic, medical properties.

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Caffeine Trivia 12.22.14

HEALTH BENEFITS FOR DRINKING COFFEE – REASON #1

Coffee has powerful antioxidants: Antioxidants, plentiful in fruits and vegetables, are absolutely vital for excellent health and appear in high levels in coffee. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that fight free radicals, which, if allowed to grow, will attack our body and cause disease, most commonly cancer. Fats and sugars elevate free radicals, so it makes good sense to eat high amounts of fruits and vegetables daily – at least five servings – plus drink two cups of coffee per day.


This guideline will definitely help the body build disease-fighting antioxidants in the body. A 2006 study from the University of Scranton showed that Americans’ number one source for antioxidants is coffee, more so than any other diet source. And, that goes for caffeinated coffee and decaffeinated!

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Caffeine Trivia 06.23.14

Healthy Reasons to Indulge Your Coffee Cravings: #1 – Diabetes. Women who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee daily were nearly 60 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-drinkers, UCLA researchers found. The beverage is rich in the minerals magnesium and chromium, which may help control blood sugar levels.

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Wow – That’s a Lotta Joe!

Coffe beans and groundsJust read an article: Industry experts credit a handful of diverse factors driving coffee’s escalating popularity. The most cited is the growth in hot-selling home-brewing gadgets, with single-serve coffee makers leading the pack. Other strong factors: gourmet offerings, coffeehouses with hip appeal and health benefits.

Experts credit coffee’s new-found image as healthy for driving up sales. Coffee, caffeinated or decaffeinated, may help extend the lives of people who drink it daily, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute.

Men who drank two to three cups a day had a 10 percent chance of outliving those who drank no coffee, while women had a 13 percent advantage, according to the 2012 study.

Source: USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/09/coffee-mania/2069335/

 

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