As the leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills over one third more Americans than cancer.
A 15-year study of over 41,000 women found that the risk of death from cardiovascular disease was 24% lower among those consuming 1 to 3 cups of coffee daily.
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis cause 35,000 deaths per year in the United States. Cirrhosis is the ninth leading cause of death in America, responsible for 1.2% of all US deaths
Those drinking 4 cups of coffee daily exhibited a full 84% lower risk of cirrhosis, according to a study in the Annals of Epidemiology. This is consistent with an earlier 8-year study of over 120,000 people that found that each cup of coffee daily lowered the risk of dying from cirrhosis by 23%
Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease becomes increasingly prevalent with aging, striking more than 40% of those over age 84.
Scientists have discovered that long-term coffee intake exhibits a dose-dependent association with improved cognitive function and memory, and it protects primary neuronal cells.
In fact, one mouse study has far-reaching implications for humans. Researchers found that moderate caffeine intake – equivalent to human consumption of 5 cups of coffee daily – began to reverse Alzheimer’s damage in just 5 weeks.
Although the mechanism by which coffee lowers the risk of cognitive decline is not known, a 2009 study on mice found that caffeine decreases levels, in both the blood and the brain, of amyloid-beta, a substance involved in the development of Alzheimer’s – the equivalent of 5 cups of coffee daily in humans.
Caffeinated coffee has also been associated with protection against Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s. A study of 29,000 individuals found that one to four cups daily decreased the risk of Parkinson’s by 47% and 5 or more cups decreased the risk by 60%.
A MULTITUDE OF BENEFITS
Those who drink the most coffee have a substantially reduced risk of developing diabetes, cancer, liver disease, cognitive decline, and DNA damage. But the health benefits of coffee’s complex phytochemistry don’t end there:
Decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee lowered the risk of kidney stones in women by 9 and 10%, respectively.
Caffeinated coffee reduced the incidence of gallstones and gall bladder disease in both men and women.
Scientists found that coffee boosted regular weight loss by 8 pounds and promoted body fat metabolism.
Sometimes-inconsistent findings have generally linked coffee drinking with reduced all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality.
For athletes, caffeine reduced muscle pain, increased energy (ergogenic aid), and enhanced endurance.
One study found caffeine, taken 2 hours before exercise, prevented exercise-induced asthma.
Confirming earlier research, a 2011 study on over 50,000 women found that 4 cups of coffee daily lowered the risk of depression by 20%, compared to coffee abstainers.
Antibacterials in coffee were found to inhibit plaque formation and prevent dental decay.
Whether caffeinated or decaffeinated, coffee consumption prevents constipation and – despite the myth that coffee dehydrates the body – contributes to the body’s fluid requirements.
A large, as-yet-unpublished study presented October 24, 2011, found that men and women with the highest coffee consumption have a 13% and 18% lower risk, respectively, for basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer).
One 2009 study on humans found that 3 cups of coffee daily for 3 weeks increased the number and metabolic activity of beneficial bacteria called bifidobacteria. These intestinal bacteria may explain one mechanism for coffee’s benefits: bacteria can boost immunity, lower blood pressure, and increase mineral absorption.
How Do Coffee Compounds Work?
Despite coffee’s powerful antioxidant punch, the mechanism for coffee’s protection against a host of diseases may involve a lot more than a fierce battle between antioxidants and free radicals. Scientists are beginning to discover that coffee’s phytochemistry also exerts direct biological actions on the body, which may underpin a web of indirect, protective effects against diseases from diabetes to cancer.
What’s wrong with coffee?
Some people are sensitive to caffeine’s stimulating effects on the central nervous system, even just one cup a day can be too much for some. Coffee is associated to adrenal fatigue, a common problem with modern stressed lifestyles.
Caffeine is a proven sleep disruptor, so is best avoided later in the day.
It is possible for caffeine to accumulate in the body, resulting in heart palpitations. Drinking clay regularly detoxifies the body of caffeine.
The beneficial effects are for COFFEE; with espresso and Americano being the pure forms of coffee.
However, MILK is proven to be a leading cause of Cancer, Osteoporosis, Auto-Immune Diseases, and Bowel diseases.
Whilst SUGAR is proven to lower the immune system response, accelerate ageing, and cause adult onset diabetes.