Your morning coffee may do more than wake you up

We have been drinking coffee for centuries and now, with more than 400 billion cups consumed annually, research suggests that this most popular of drinks has considerable health benefits ranging from reducing the risk of Parkinson’s disease to assisting in the prevention of diabetes.

Here are some of notable benefits of coffee drinking that you can ponder over your next brew:

Low calorie content – One cup of straight black morning coffee (or at any other time of the day) contains an average of just two calories. Naturally the calories will increase if you take your coffee with milk or sugar.

Antioxidant – According to research done at the University of Scranton in the United States no other dietary source comes close to providing Americans with antioxidants and all they have to do is drink two cups of coffee daily. The same applies whether the coffee contains caffeine or not.

Protection from Parkinson’s disease – Research conducted by the RIMUHC (Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre) revealed that higher consumption of caffeine and coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease considerably; and controls movement in those already suffering from it.

Liver cancer risk reduced – There is a reduction of between 40 to 50 per cent in the risk of suffering from liver cancer when you drink 3 cups of coffee a day, according to research conducted in Italy by the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri

Healthier heart – Studies carried out at the Harvard School of Public Health and BIDMC (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in Boston. MA concludes that moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of heart failure. Bear in mind that two 8oz US cups are equivalent to 2 EU cups and this is what you should drink each day to obtain the benefit.

All researcher point out that results depend on how much coffee you consume and other factors in your lifestyle such as exercise, diet and smoking etc.

Coffee shops serve a variety of different types of coffee with differing strengths and caffeine content so if you want to integrate coffee into your health regime you can always ask for them for the specification. You might want to make your morning coffee a straight black since it is low in calories.

The Coffee Wholesalers provide a vast range of speciality coffees and more information can be found on our website or by contacting us.