The debate has long existed in the US, whether coffee is good or bad for the health, where 54% of Americans consume coffee. Recent research tends to end it, proving that, in the long run, coffee drinkers have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and even gallstones. Here’s why you should consume coffee daily.
Just a few decades ago, doctors used to warn patients against caffeine and a potential link between coffee and cancer. But researches over the last decade have changed the situation.
Many studies have shown that coffee has properties that fight cancer, because of the antioxidants it contains. Most of them confirmed the great benefits when you consume 3 cups of coffee or more each day.
These 3 cups can protect you against many types of cancers. If you still hesitate, read the results of the following studies:
Oral cancer: a study found that drinking 3 cups of coffee or more daily decreases your risk of cancers of the mouth and head by 93%!
Uterus cancer: a 2010 study found that women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a lower risk of uterine cancer.
Prostate cancer: a 2009 study found that 6 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 60%.
Brain cancer: Another 2009 study showed that drinking 5 cups of coffee each day lowers the risk of brain cancer by 40%.
Colon cancer: Several studies have found that coffee reduces the risk of colon cancer. One of them concluded that drinking four cups per day lowers the risk of recurrence of bowel cancer by 42%. Another one showed that the risk of colon cancer decreased by 25% by drinking two cups daily. Other studies have supported this view by saying that coffee actually decreases the risk of colorectal cancer.
Breast cancer: a 2008 study found that consuming three cups of coffee a day can prevent or delay the onset of breast cancer. Another study found that drinking two cups of coffee combined with a drug to combat this cancer, tamoxifen lower the risk of recurrence by 48%.
Liver cancer: a 2007 study found that drinking coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer by 41%.
Endometrial cancer: a 2015 study found that women who consumed 3 cups of coffee a day saw their risk of endometrial cancer reduced by 19%.
Lung cancer: a 2014 study found that caffeine inhibits the proteins present in the cells of lung cancer, preventing them from growing and reproducing.
Skin cancer: a 2014 study found that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop melanoma than those who do not drink.
However, pay attention to the quality of the coffee and what you add to your coffee
Prefer the classic filter coffee rather than capsules or other preparations to be mixed with hot water.
Avoid sugars, flavors and creams that contain added sugars. If the coffee without sugar put you off, prefer a natural sweetener like pure honey, stevia or maple syrup.
Cup of coffee flavored with cinnamon is a good option at the rate of half a teaspoon per day. This spice regulates blood sugar levels and reduces cholesterol and triglycerides.
References: coffeedetective.com, caffeineinformer.com, dailymail.co.uk