benefits of coffee

What You Need To Know About The Benefits of Coffee

  • Summary: Coffee is widely consumed around the world, leading it to be the 2nd most export commodity behind oil. While part of many cultures and lifestyles, coffee also offers health benefits to the body as well as a vehicle for social interactions. 
  • Origin: Most experts put the origins of coffee in northeast Africa where it spread into the Middle East and then Europe. Normally a liquid beverage brewed from roasted and ground coffee beans, people do consume coffee in other ways… including eating roasted espresso beans directly.
  • Potential Health Benefits and Uses
    • Type II Diabetes
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Liver Disease
  • Side Effects & Interactions: Always consult with a licensed healthcare provider.
  • Additional Information:

What Are The Benefits Of Coffee?

What Benefits Might I Get From Coffee?

A traditional cup of coffee can offer significant health benefits. It is important not to overdo cream, sugar, etc. in your cup of otherwise healthy coffee. Here are some of the benefits of coffee:

Type 2 Diabetes

There is evidence from epidemiological studies that shows those who drink coffee have a lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes. In some instances the risk was reduced 50% or more.

Parkinson’s Disease

The Perry family lost a dear family member (Grandpa Greene) to Parkinson’s disease so items like this get our attention.

In another set of epidemiological studies, researchers found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of Parkinson’s Disease by about half. Additionally, those who drank no or little coffee had a higher risk for Parkinson’s Disease.

Liver Disease

When reviewing the literature on coffee, its potential role in liver health always surfaced. Not only was coffee shown to protect liver functions but also significantly reduced the chance of liver cancer (i.e., hepatocellular carcinoma).

Additional Information & References On The Benefits Of Coffee

You are in charge of your health. Doing a little extra research will not only let you make better decisions but also empower YOU with knowledge of the benefits of coffee. To help you learn more let HealthCare Too start you with some links:

Coffee Products

When you are ready, here are some products that may help you experience some of coffee’s health benefits for your own health and household.