Studies have found that drinking coffee has health benefits. While many of us need that early morning caffeine jolt, others cannot handle the upshots of caffeine that can cause jitters and a racing heart.
While I am in the group of jittery people, one cup will get me going in the morning, with another cup in the afternoon to keep me energetic and alert. The research indicates that even 8 cups a day can be safe and increase the chance for a longer life with a somewhat lower risk of death over 10 years than non-coffee drinkers by 10 to 15 percent.
It doesn’t matter if you drink decaff, regular ground, or instant coffee for the benefits. With coffee containing more than 1000 chemical compounds and antioxidants, it will give protection to cells. Drink it black or with cream and sugar; you still get coffee benefits and antioxidants.
Coffee improves the way our bodies use insulin to reduce the likelihood for acquiring diabetes and to reduce inflammation.
Those who drink coffee contrasted to those who don’t are not as prone to have:
- Type 2 diabetes,
- Parkinson’s disease,
- Dementia, and
- Particular cancers, strokes, or heart rhythm problems.
While it’s not the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León’s fountain of youth, coffee does tout reasons for enjoying it.
Studies indicate that coffee might be linked to high blood pressure in the short term in those people who slowly metabolize coffee. However, the risk from dying from heart disease or other blood pressure associated grounds is not true.
If you have leftover coffee, let it cool, and make yourself a vanilla iced coffee for the afternoon.