Since the 17th century, there have been plenty of scare stories on the dangers of drinking coffee. These are often driven by questionable motives, some even compared coffee to cocaine to try and sell their alternatives!
Whilst we concede that too much coffee on a daily basis could be detrimental, particularly during pregnancy, we’d like the shine a light on some of the health benefits of coffee!
“People who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed coffee.”
The study was taken on food and drink consumption by nearly 20,000 people over 10 years. During the study 337 of these people died, and the data gathered was used to assess all-cause mortality rates compared to coffee consumption.
The study found that people who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed coffee. There was also a 22% lower risk of all-cause mortality for each two additional cups of coffee per day.
“Reduced risk of heart disease, numerous types of cancer, and neurological, metabolic and liver disorders.”
A review of the scientific literature on coffee published in the BMJ found that drinking three to four cups of black coffee a day provides the most health benefits overall. Prior studies have found benefits such as reducing risk for issues including melanoma, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer-related back pain and more.
“Women who consumed two to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily had 15% less risk of depression”
A study was undertaken by Harvard Medical School of over 50,000 females across 10 years. The study collected data on coffee consumption and health outcomes, and aimed to compare lifestyle choices with health.
The study found that women consuming two to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily had 15% less risk of depression, and those consuming four cups or more daily, had a 20% lower risk than women consuming one cup or less a day.
The decision is yours, the evidence is out there – now – how would you like that cuppa??
If you would like to bring more coffee into your business or home, please do not hesitate to contact Heather on 07715 003 552, or visit the website at: http://www.harries-coffee.com
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NHS. (2011, September 27). Coffee Drinkers 'less likely to be depressed'. Retrieved from NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/coffee-drinkers-less-likely-to-be-depressed/