If you enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, but you’re worried that it might not be great for you, fret no longer. It turns out that coffee actually has many proven health benefits.
Coffee protects against type 2 diabetes
According to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California drinking coffee increases the plasma levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) that controls the biological activity of the body’s sex hormones ( testosterone and estrogen) and plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes. The work demonstrated an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Thus, study participants who took more than one cup per day for a period of 4 years had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not change their intake. So feel free to get those personalized latte mugs for the people you care about. The more coffee they drink, the healthier they’ll be.
Coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer
A team of researchers from Italy conducted an experiment that showed that coffee is good for health and particularly for the liver. Thus, they discovered that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by 40%. This result improved to more than 50% if the consumption was extended to three cups of coffee per day.
Coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease
A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center and published in the journal Neurology showed that “a higher intake of coffee has been associated with a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease” and is that the caffeine contained in this dark brown / black drink can help control body movement in people suffering from this disease .