Coffee Bean Be Good – Says Latest Studies

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More benefits for beloved Coffee Bean.

Coffee Bean studies conducted in several countries around the world have all come to the conclusion that drinking coffee in moderation (3-5 cups a day) has multiple health benefits.  Coffee not only contains caffeine, but also antioxidants and other nutrients that aren't plentiful in a Traditional Western diet.

In the past, people have been wary of drinking coffee because of the supposed negative effects of consuming too much caffeine.  While the increase in caffeine may lead to a slight rise in blood pressure when you first begin the coffee habit, that will most likely wear off and coffee will cease to impact blood pressure numbers.  The same is true for the diuretic effects of drinking coffee.  If you don’t like the caffeine because it keeps you awake, go ahead and enjoy your decaf.  You will still receive the same nutritional benefits as those who enjoy their coffee fully leaded.

Coffee has been found to reduce the risk of several serious illnesses, including Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cirrhosis of the liver, and some types of cancer.  Approximately 300 million people worldwide are currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  Most studies show that drinking coffee decreases the chance of getting this disease 25-30%.  A review of multiple studies of the effects of drinking coffee concluded that each cup of coffee consumed in a day results in about a 7% decrease of risk for diabetes.  Loading up your coffee with cream and sugar will negate the positive impact of your coffee, though.

In addition to preventing physical illness, coffee has also been found to have a positive effect on fighting depression.  Clinical depression affects many more people than one might suspect.  It is believed that 4.1% of the population in the United States suffer from depression.  One study found that women who consumed four or more cups of coffee in a day were 20% less likely to become depressed.  Another study found that women who drank at least four cups of coffee every day were 53% less likely to commit suicide than women who did not.

Consuming coffee about 30 minutes prior to a workout can give a substantial boost to your performance.  Caffeine raises your adrenaline, which tells the body to be ready for intense physical exertion.  The caffeine also breaks down body fat found in fat cells.  The free fatty acids then become available to the body for fuel.  These combined factors can increase physical performance by 10-12%.

The caffeine found in coffee has natural fat burning properties.  It is found in most over the counter fat burning supplements.  Lean people can reap a 29% increase in fat burning after consuming coffee, while obese individuals see a 10% increase.  In addition to burning fat, caffeine also increases the metabolic rate.  Some studies have shown the boost to be as much as 11%.

Coffee consumption is not only good for the body, but also the mind.  A study done for Nature Neuroscience found that participants who were given caffeine tablets were more likely to identify new pictures added to a mix of pictures they had been shown the day before than their counterparts who were given placebo tablets.  The outcome of the study proved that caffeine has a positive effect on short term memory.  Other studies have shown that coffee consumption has a positive effect on brain functions such as reaction time, vigilance, and general cognitive function.

So before you buy the newest diet supplement or memory-enhancing program, think again and drink a cup or three of coffee.  You will reap the same benefits for a much smaller price.  You’ll also be protecting your body against some common diseases.

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