OK, if your like most people, you are a coffee drinker to some extent. If your like me, than you have been a drinker of coffee longer than you can remember — even through all of those dark years when the so-called-experts were telling us that coffee was not good for us, for a variety of reasons.
Well, us coffee drinkers emerged some years ago when behold: not only was coffee not bad for us but might actually have some positive health benefits. Since than, the news from the so – called – experts has been getting better and better.
As I looked through the pages of one of my favorite health and fitness magazines, I came across a small yet significant piece about coffee containing two recent studies with more positive coffee news from the research front.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports on a study which found that the polyphenols found in coffee may reduce the oxidative stress linked to the development of chronic diseases — this based on data collected from 42,659 participants. The study went on to say that people who drank at least 4-cups of coffee daily were 23-percent less likely to have type-2 diabetes later in life.
Another study, performed by Japanese researchers in 2011 found that men drinking 1 to 2 cups of coffee daily had a 16-percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
So, drink up follow coffee aficionados, the good news keeps rolling in.