Coffee Makes a Comeback

The health and nutrition community has come together, as well as the medical community, on the common consensus that coffee is beneficial with everyday use. For decades, coffee was seen as a vice. Many thought that it led to heart problems, like heart disease and heart failure. Studies would also suggest that coffee would also increase the risk of anxiety related disorders. In the last 5 years or so, more concise studies have been done to determine whether or not coffee was the villain that most people made it out to be. These studies concluded that coffee consumed in moderation actually improved on functions throughout the body. Once coffee is brewed, there is an abundance of free radicals and antioxidants. Coffee is one of the only substances with such an abundance of these nutrients at one given time. Research would suggest that 4 to 7 cups of coffee a day could be beneficial for people to consume.

 

Research concluded that people who had at least four cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop high blood pressure, heart disease, and anxiety disorders. This goes against the grain of what past medicine has told people like Ricardo Tosto about coffee, but the future for this drink seems bright. An important note to take away from this study though, is that home brewed coffee is the most beneficial. Coffee from fast food restaurants can contain a tremendous amount of added sugar and fat. Black coffee with a little bit of cream and a little bit of sugar is the best way to get the benefits of the product. Scientist hope to conduct more studies to further prove the benefits of coffee.

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