When some of us think of espresso, we imagine having the shakes and feeling as if we are soaring with the clouds. But did you know a little caffeine is actually beneficial to your health? Yes, it true, so dig out the espresso machine you put away back when they said caffeine was bad, bad, bad. We can drink our coffee and feel good about it afterwards.
In actuality, drinking between 5-6 cups of coffee a day cut the chances of men suffering from Type 2 Diabetes by 54% and cut the chances of women suffering from the same by 30%, according to data analyzed by Harvard researchers. When you think of the number of people in this world dealing with this illness, those percentages are phenomenally large. Drinking coffee should be mandatory with data like that!
The Scottish Heart Healthy group has carried out studies that show that men and women between the ages of 40 and 59 who drink large quantities of coffee were more likely to lower their chances of dying from heart disease.
And if the above mentioned benefits aren’t enough to make you a believer, add the fact that taking part in this age old addiction has even been shown to lower the risk of suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. So let’s fill our cups to the rim and save the world one pot at a time.
With all of the above mentioned benefits, combined with the wonderful rush of anti-oxidants your coffee provides, you simply can’t go wrong. It’s time for the world to get percolating!
You will not benefit the same from decaf, the coffee must contain caffeine to be effective. However, you will benefit the same whether you slurp down a regular coffee or something a little sweeter, like a cappuccino. So not only do you no longer need to hold out on the espresso you’ve always craved, but you can stick with whatever your taste buds desire.
Being an avid coffee follower for most of my life, I must say I’m thoroughly overjoyed to make the most of what my coffee can do for me and my body. Aides like this make growing older a little less scary for someone like me, who can’t seem to stick to the treadmill when I really need it. Imagine now being able to say, ‘I didn’t make it to the gym this morning, but that’s okay. I’ll just have a pot of coffee.’ Shall we meet at the cafe?