Of course it is not expected that Zwarte Roes will discuss the adverse effects of coffee on your health, but the discussion and ideas surrounding the health effects are still very current! Is drinking coffee healthy or is too much coffee not good for you? Of course everything that 'too much' is not good, but more and more studies show that coffee is good for health! In this blog we explain through 4 health effects why coffee can still be quite healthy.
Coffee is a good medicine for Alzheimer's
The Universities of South Florida and Miami have found that the caffeine in coffee is good for slowing down and sometimes even preventing the disease. Their research focused on people, most of whom showed the first symptoms of early Alzheimer's. After 2 to 4 years, it turned out that of the people who had a high caffeine content at the start of the study - none had developed Alzheimer's. And of the people who had developed Alzheimer's, none had high caffeine levels at the start of the study. Interesting for further research!
Coffee is packed with nutrients that are good for your health
Also not entirely unimportant - drinking coffee gives you certain essential nutrients! Think of various vitamin Bs, Magnesium, Potassium and Folic acid. It is good to drink 2 cups of coffee a day, because then you will soon have 25% of your daily required Vitamin B2! So two birds with one stone!
Source: Nutrition data
Antioxidants good for you? Coffee is full of it
Yes really! We need anti-oxidants, among other things, to be able to ward off all kinds of diseases and to combat inflammation. Coffee is 11th in the list of products containing the most antioxidants. But before that in the list there are all kinds of berries (coffee is the kernel of the coffee cherry - logically so), of which the chance is small that you will consume very large quantities. Coffee is the most realistic form of intake for large amounts of antioxidants! In Norwegian and Finnish studies it was shown that coffee even provides about 64% of the antioxidant intake. Coffee is therefore a very good source of antioxidants.
Coffee is good against type II diabetes
Harvard University investigated the relationship between coffee consumption and Type II Diabetes development. And although more research is obviously needed, they can at least conclude that of the people who increased their coffee intake by more than a cup over a period of 4 years - were 11% less likely to develop Type II Diabetes than the group of people who made no change in their coffee intake. So more, more, more! (No, not too much! ;-) ... even too much coffee is not good).
Source: Harvard University