The Benefits of Black Coffee

I know we all love our coffees. It’s what we look forward to most every morning. It helps get us started.

For the most part, Coffee is actually very healthy. I am talking about the coffee beans themselves. A cup of coffee in the morning will give you more than just an energy boost.

Research suggests that there are several health benefits associated with drinking black coffee, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.

Coffee and Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee may be protective against type 2 diabetes. Drinking black coffee increases our blood plasma levels sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG is a protein that controls our sex hormones, namely testosterone and estrogen, which when out of control, plays a part in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Coffee and Parkinson’s Disease

It is believed that the caffeine found in black coffee is associated with a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease, as the caffeine helps control the rigid movement in people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Coffee and Liver Disease

Regular consumption of black coffee is associated with a reduced risk of disease that affects the bile ducts functioning in the liver. Black coffee can also reduce occurrence of cirrhosis in the liver, from excessive alcohol consumption.

There is more…

“Nutritional breakdown of coffee

Calorie count

Regular black coffee (without milk or cream) has a very low calorie count. A typical cup of black coffee only contains around 2 calories.

However, if you add sugar and milk, the calorie count can shoot up.”

(http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270202.php?page=2)

Please note

Excessive coffee consumption is not good either. Too much caffeine can lead to a tolerance of caffeiene, so when wanting to cut back, withdrawal will result. Too much caffeine can also lead to changes in mood and symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.

Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.

Tammy Kacev
Nutrition Expert

 

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