Health Benefits Of Coffee

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Natasha discusses the health benefits of drinking coffee.

    Dr. Natasha Withers: You might be surprised to learn that your morning cup of coffee is full of health benefits. Studies on coffee consumption have shown that coffee can reduce inflammation, an underlying cause of chronic conditions including arthritis and many cancers. And, coffee has more antioxidant activity than green tea and cocoa.

    Lower heart disease risk; moderate coffee drinkers who consume two to four cups daily had a 20% lower risk of heart disease as compared to heavy or light coffee drinkers and non-drinkers.

    Protect against certain cancers; researchers have found ties between regular coffee drinking and lower rates of prostate, liver, colon, and breast cancers.

    Defend against diabetes; heavy coffee drinkers who drink four or more cups daily had a 50% lower risk of developing diabetes than light drinkers or non-drinkers. Coffee seems to help the body use insulin, which enables effective regulation of blood sugar.

    Boost your brain power; caffeine appears to affect the areas of the brain responsible for memory and concentration, although it's not clear how long the effects last or how it may vary from person to person.

    Caffeine prevents to build up a beta amyloid plaques that may contribute to the onsite and progression of Alzheimer's.

    Caffeine affects every person differently. So, if you experience any negative side effects, consider cutting your consumption accordingly. I am Dr. Natasha. Live well!