If you are one of those people who simply cannot imagine your mornings without a good cup of Joe, you’ll probably be very happy to hear this: scientists claim that coffee grains are very beneficial to your health. Warning: if you are a tea lover you should probably skip this article!
Green coffee, Italian press, espresso, café lungo, latte … the list of coffee types and the ways to brew are almost limitless. The timeless taste is not the only good thing about our favourite black water. According to the recent studies, coffee helps you fight against a number of diseases: it may protect you from Alzheimer’s, type II diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Coffee drinkers are also said to have a lower risk of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, that have no cure available. And why is that? Coffee contains, for example, Vitamin B2, B5, Magnesium and Niacin. What is even more fascinating, caffeine lowers your risk of getting cancer, especially two extremely dangerous types: liver and colorectal (bowel) cancer (CRC).
Apart from the most obvious benefits such as being more awake and focused, coffee is a huge antidote to depression by making you feel happier. Furthermore, studies show that coffee drinkers live longer. The risk of premature death is lower, even up to 20%! (source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270202.php).
Despite its advantages, it seems that coffee may not be beneficial to everyone. If you have a severe heart condition you should probably stick to decaf coffee or light tea. Coffee is also said to be harmful to the pregnant women and those who do not tolerate caffeine.
A sensitive digestion system will, however, definitely thank you for drinking coffee with milk. Recent studies show that to get as many benefits from coffee as possible, one should drink it with … some butter?! Butter contains types of fat that help your body to digest caffeine and spreads it around your body. It also reduces the post-coffee groggy feeling. Before you decide to slip a little yellow square into your cup, remember to blend it first!
Are you more a coffee or a tea lover? Would you try a coffee with butter? Share your opinion in the comments section below!