The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffee species. The genus Coffee is native to tropical Africa(specifically having its origin in Ethiopia)

The word coffeeappears to have derived from the name of the region where coffee beans were first in kaffa(from the Keffa Zone in southwestern Ethiopia) derived from Kaffa Province, which was the name of the region in ancient Abyssinia.

Most people drink one or more cups of coffee a day. A majority of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. Globally the number of cups of coffee consumed run into the billions.

Studies on coffee show it to have both negative and positive effects on health, some believe it does more harm while some believe the opposite.

For many who drink coffee it helps to ignite receptors in the brain to get them moving and stay alert. Not only does it help them to jump start the day, but also to keep them going after a long day at work.

Studies have shown that drinking caffeine in moderation amounts of coffee decreased occurrences of arrhythmias in those drinking three cups a day.

The brain retains information better and you can sustain attention when you consume caffeine along with glucose A cup in the morning may be help with better production and a more organized method of going about the day.

Heavy coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes according to the American Chemical Society. Coffee is suggested to prevent misfolding of amyloid polypeptides believed to be a factor in developing type 2 diabetes.

Coffee is a linked to a lowered risk of cancer in women and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. One cup per day may lower the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer; and another study showed women may reduce risk of colon cancer by drinking 3 cups a day.

It is suggested that coffee should be consumed in moderation,too much coffee will make one jittery and can cause sleeping problems as caffeine lingers and it is also addicting which can lead to mood swings.
Dr. Anteneh Roba

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