Just how good is that morning cup of coffee for you? Yes you might be addicted to that caffeine fix in the morning to wake you up and get you through the day, but are you aware of the natural health and healing benefits coffee has for you? You will be shocked to find out the numerous studies that have been done which point to evidence of coffee being beneficial to your health in many ways.
According to recent studies by the “JNCI” which found coffee to contain a lot of biological compounds which are active and are have strong antioxidant activity. The study has shown that coffee may be linked to a reduction in the risk of men developing prostate cancer and that the linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer were relate to non-caffeine elements of coffee. The men who drank the most cups (more than six a day), showed a sixty percent less risk of developing lethal prostate cancer.
Do the benefits of drinking it everyday outweigh the risks? It’s known that there are certainly dangers associated with intake of caffeine on a daily basis. People who become dependent to coffee or caffeine can suffer from chronic exhaustion, fatigue and become addicted to it. The withdrawal effects from it can be quite unpleasant to deal with as well. When you consume and drink coffee with caffeine, you are triggering neuron activity in your brain which leads to your pituitary gland telling your arsenals to produce more.
How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Coffee:
Yes coffee beans by themselves can be healthy, but it’s the bad stuff we put in our coffee which can make it a toxic soup. Here are some healthy substitutes for that cup of joy.
No Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners: Too much sugar is unhealthy and can lead to health problems like diabetes and artificial sweeteners contain Aspartame which has been linked to tumors and cancer. Try alternatives like raw sugar or Agave Nectar which is a good natural alternative to artificial sweeteners.
Says No To Milk & Cream: Keep your cup of coffee free of growth hormones, antibiotics and pasteurized milk. If you have to have dairy only buy organic creamer or you can try a substitute like almond or soy milk.
Filter Your Water: There is no point in brewing a nice healthy cup of coffee in dirty tap water. Buy yourself a good water filter that uses reverse osmosis or distillation to filter your coffee water.
In addition to the reduced risk of prostate cancer in men it has be found that coffee may also reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and people who drink coffee regularly have much fewer incidents of heart rhythm problems and strokes.
The coffee has in it magnesium and chromium which help in assisting the body with using insulin. As you know insulin helps control the body’s blood sugar levels and when people have diabetes they don’t have the ability to regulate their blood sugar through insulin.