Researchers have been looking for disadvantages of coffee for decades now. But now things have changed and scientists are finding more and more benefits of coffee. And with more and more types of coffee makers being used, it has never been easier to find the best French Press for you.
The latest study says that coffee might be helpful in preventing multiple sclerosis. The study was presented some time ago at an annual meeting of neurology experts.
The researchers took data from Swedish patients and a few Californian patients. They found that consumption of more than five cups a coffee every day helped reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis by thirty-three percent.
There is no concrete data yet on why this phenomenon occurs, but the researchers think that it has something to do with the way caffeine suppresses inflammation in brain cells.
And that’s not even the only way that coffee helps your brain. Other studies show that coffee helps to reduce the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease and also reduces tremors among people who have the disease.
Although caffeine is addictive and can be harmful in very high quantities, the amount of caffeine in coffee is not very high. An average adult should be able to drink a maximum of 5 cups safely.
Coffee also has other benefits:
1. Coffee helps the liver by protecting it from diseases like primary sclerosing cholangitis. Other studies say that coffee might also counteract the negative effects of consuming alcohol.
Other studies show that people who drunk three cups of coffee daily had better functioning livers. They had fewer abnormal enzymes in their livers. But the researchers were quick to point out that coffee was not a magic cure that would automatically reverse any and all effects of alcohol.
2. Coffee reduces the likelihood that drinkers will get diabetes. It does this by increasing a certain hormone in the body. There are very many studies that have been conducted on this, and all of them are consistent with their results. It has also been shown that the lowered risk is not caused by caffeine, but rather by some other nutrients that are rarely consumed except in coffee.
3. A moderate coffee intake might reduce chances of heart failure. Moderation is the important thing here and two cups of coffee were recommended.
4. Coffee might protect against some types of cancers. There is no hard proof yet, but some studies seem to reflect a link between coffee and reduced chances of prostate and liver cancer.
5. Coffee improves your physical condition. Caffeine usually increases endurance, allowing people to exercise much longer and harder, which in turn improves your physical condition. The amount of coffee that you’ll have to take to experience will vary with your weight, so it’s best to do some calculations before exercising.
One nutrition expert recommends that you should divide your weight (in pounds) by two and multiply the result by three. This will give you the ideal dose that will allow you to exercise more effectively.
Most people think that the effects of coffee are caused by the caffeine in it, but this isn’t always the case. Coffee also has other components that are useful to the body.
The coffee bean is, in essence, a plant product, and it has nutrients just like any other plant. Roasting the beans do not expel the nutrients, which is why the beans still help your body even though they are being consumed in liquid form.
Unfortunately, there are also a few negative effects associated with drinking coffee, although none of them are drastic. However, consuming a lot of caffeine during pregnancies might harm the unborn child, so it’s best to abstain from coffee during pregnancy. There is usually an amount that you can drink safely, but it’s better to be safe than to be sorry.