When a news article talks about the benefits of 4 cups of coffee a day, they don’t mean coffee loaded with cream or sugar. Those coffee drinks with added fat and calories may increase weight and cause an increase in risk for certain types of cancer.
Now that we have established that coffee can help to lower the risk of cancer, what exactly is in coffee that makes it a good cancer fighter?
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, several things in coffee make it a likely cancer fighter.
Different beans, roasts and brewing methods impact the health benefits of coffee. According to Science Daily, the beneficial compounds per serving of coffee vary depending on the coffee beans, the roasting method, and the brewing method.
One study showed a decreased risk for colorectal cancer regardless of what flavor the coffee was. But most experts say black coffee delivers the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to cancer risk reduction. The addition of cream and sugar only leads to other health problems.
Among other impressive benefits of coffee for your mind, body and longevity, this one stands out as being potentially helpful for millions of people around the world.
Coffee reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is one of the most prominent health problems in the world. Although researchers have yet to figure out exactly why coffee lowers your risk of type-2 diabetes, it is known that this beverage can reduce the risk for this disease by as much as 50%
Coffee enhances physical output. Caffeine found in coffee improves muscular contractions and blood flow, allowing for smoother neuro-muscular transitions and increased force of contraction. This is perfect for athletes who need a competitive edge while training, or anyone involved in physical work for that matter, as its benefits should manifest as resistance to fatigue.
But people engaging in competitive sports must be aware that caffeine is among the restricted drugs for this very reason. So drinking too much coffee could well get them evicted from the competition!
While we mainly use some coffee maker machines for making cold brew, it can also be used to make hot brew coffee. The cold brew when stored in the fridge in the air-tight pitcher stays fresh for 2 weeks. Imagine the amount of time you save every day with a coffee maker.