With New Year’s resolutions finally upon us and promises of healthier living bouncing around our heads, it can be overwhelming with a seemingly endless stream of “experts” insisting that you have to cut out one delicious thing after another. You end up wondering what is left to enjoy? It is natural to consider the the health benefits of what we consume most on a daily basis. For a lot of us, coffee is absolutely an everyday beverage. There are many rumors about the adverse health effects of coffee but we suggest you grab a cup of job and take a look at some recent finding on the health benefits of coffee before you remove, in our opinion, the best part of the day.
1.) A study by Jiang X., Zhang D and Jiang W. in 2014, which looked at the effects of drinking two extra cups of coffee daily had on more than a million people, found a 12% decrease in diabetes risk for every additional two cups of coffee consumed.
2.) A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which studied more than 229,000 men and 173,000 women ages 51-70, showed that the risk of dying from any cause was reduced by 6%, 10% and 12% for people who drank 1 cup per day, 2-3 cups per day, and 4-5 cups per day, respectively.
3.) A 2014 study of over 1.2 million participants showed that compared to non-coffee drinkers, people who average 1.5 cups per day saw a 11% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk and people who average 3.5 cups per day saw a 15% reduction.
4.) H. Qi and S. Li found in their study that coffee drinkers who consume 3 cups per day are 28% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
These health benefits are not just derived from caffeine intake but also the fact that coffee is rich in polyphenol antioxidants which have powerful disease-fighting properties, according to Dietitian, Lois Ferguson. Recent studies have shown that coffee contains four times the amount of antioxidants than green tea, which has long been considered a herbal remedy. Read more on The Roasterie.com.
So, if you are looking to fulfill your New Year’s resolutions and live a healthier lifestyle, shop The Roasterie and purchase some lifesaving beans.