There are fans of coffee who swear by the brew. They say it gets them charged up in the morning and throughout the day. They say it helps them to think, to contemplate and to be at one with life.
But did you know that these aren’t just good words being spoken of by coffee fans, they are being repeated by the experts in all kinds of research on the health benefits of coffee. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies looking at long-term consumption of coffee and the risk of cardiovascular disease was published in the US last year. The researchers collated 36 studies involving more than 1,270,000 participants and the results showed that those who consume a moderate amount of coffee, about three to five cups a day, are better off than those who don’t.
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee is linked to lower rates of most of the cardiovascular diseases. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that make it into a healthy drink. One of the most significant advantages of drinking coffee is that caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. This improves energy and various aspects of brain function.
Whether it’s an Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, Macchiato or a Latte, if you have a love for coffee, let it flourish and let the coffee do you good. Indulge in some feel good brew at your nearest McCafe and grow healthy.