By: : Paul Ebeling
If you do not drink coffee, there’s no reason to start up for the pure sake of your health. There are many other ways to add antioxidants to your diet, such as eating fresh vegetables and even cocoa.
According to Harvard Medical School: “Heavy Coffee drinkers may be half as likely to get diabetes as light drinkers or nondrinkers. Coffee may contain ingredients that lower blood sugar. A coffee habit may also increase your resting metabolism rate, which could help keep diabetes at bay.”
Decaffeinated Coffee seems to have less of a protective effect against diabetes than caffeinated Coffee, likely because it lacks caffeine.
As reported by the NY-T’s: “One hypothesis is that caffeine increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, so it requires less of the hormone. That, in turn, may reduce inflammation, which is a risk factor for diabetes and cancer.”
Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that Coffee consumption is inversely associated with premature death. The more Coffee drank, the lower the risk of death became, including deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections.
Buy and drink only Organic Coffee
Remember, Coffee beans are 1 of the most heavily pesticide-sprayed crops.and less than 3% is Organic. So, you should select only Coffee beans that are certified Organic. Ideally, it is also best to buy fair traded Coffee.
When in Hollywood, CA, stop by Javista Organic Coffee Bar (javistacafe.com) for exceptional Organic Coffees and Teas.
Some research suggests that adding dairy to your coffee may interfere with your body’s absorption of beneficial chlorogenic acids. If you add sugar to your Coffee you will spike your insulin levels, which contributes to insulin resistance.
Whenever possible, purchase sustainable “shade-grown” Coffee as well to help prevent the continued destruction of our tropical rain forests and the birds that inhabit them. There are many who say shade-grown Coffee tastes better. Plus, you will want to purchase whole-bean Coffee that smells and tastes fresh, not stale. If your Coffee does not have a pleasant aroma, it is could be rancid.
Grind it yourself to prevent rancidity, as pre-ground Coffee may be rancid by the time you get it home. If you use a “drip” Coffee maker, be sure to use non-bleached filters. The bright white ones are chlorine-bleached, and some of this chlorine will leach from the filter during the brewing process.
Bleached filters are also notoriously full of dangerous disinfection byproducts, such as dioxin.
Again, you need not start drinking Coffee, or Tea for that matter, if you do not already. But if you enjoy it, feel free to indulge without guilt knowing it may be quite healthy, as long as you do not do it to excess.
There is 1 caveat though pertaining to pregnant women, as caffeine can significantly impact the growing fetus. It is able to freely pass through the placenta, and since caffeine does not provide any benefits to the baby, only potential hazards, it is recommended that pregnant women avoid all forms of caffeine.
Drink healthy, Be healthy, Live lively.
Originally posted in livetradingnews