Over the decades numerous studies have been carried out into the effects of coffee consumption on human health and it seems that the scientific research backs up what we already knew. Coffee makes us feel alert, energised and gives us that burst of energy and enthusiasm to tackle the challenges of our day… and most importantly, Woodland Coffee tastes really good too!
Research conducted by the John Hopkins Institute (as well as a host of other studies) points to the positive impact of antioxidants in coffee as well as the effect caffeine has on our body’s health. In summary, some of the findings are:
You could live longer
Having 2 cups of coffee daily reduces inflammation in the body which reduces the instances of heart failure, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.
Regular intake of caffeine also reduces the instance of Parkinson’s disease and improves mobility with those who suffer from the condition.
Coffee helps to protect your liver
Research shows that coffee drinkers are more likely to have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
2 coffees a day may provide significant protection against developing the condition. Research has found that women aged 65 and older who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop dementia in general.
Research shows that darker roasted coffee strengthens DNA reducing breakage which helps to ward off cancers and a host of other nasties.
Coffee makes us feel good
Feeling good helps prevent suicide, depression and other neurological conditions.
Research from Harvard School of Public Health recommends that coffee should be considered as part of a healthy diet rather than as a prescribed cure to a medical condition. So how much coffee is enough or too much? Personally, I think that when we listen to our bodies, the answer becomes clear. For me, 2 double shot coffees a day before midday is good for me. For others that might be less or more. Our body’s ability to process caffeine seems to vary considerably with some people happy to drink a double espresso before heading to bed for the night.