The Health Benefits of Coffee

If you are like many other people around the world, you look forward to enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning and rarely start your day without it. But, do you know its impact on your health?

Studies have shown that coffee may actually lengthen your lifespan. How is this possible? Researchers have found that while everyone is different, coffee is associated with a decreased death rate from digestive, circulatory, and cerebrovascular diseases in ten European countries.

The study reports that compared with subjects who did not drink coffee, participants drinking one cup per day had a 12% lower risk of death from diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and respiratory disease. The mortality risk from these diseases was found to be 18% lower for those who drank three cups of coffee each day.

These studies show that moderate coffee consumption should not make people worry about its health implications and people may benefit from drinking it. During these studies, differences among the subjects were anticipated and noted. For example, Danes tend to drink more coffee and Italians drink less coffee but in higher concentrations.

A second study looked at the consumption of coffee by 185,855 Americans aged 45 to 75 of all different races. It turns out that it didn’t matter if people consumed regular or decaf coffee, the mortality rates remained the same, suggesting it is not about the caffeine. Instead, it has been noted that coffee contains many antioxidants and phenolic compounds that likely play a large role in preventing diseases, particularly liver cancer and liver disease.

Another important point is that if people choose to drink coffee, they are less likely to be consuming high-calorie and high sugar beverages in the morning such as energy drinks.

How can coffee become unhealthy?

Many people who enjoy coffee do so by adding lots of sugar and creamers. Both fake creamer and conventional milk can lead to serious health problems and negatively impact people’s health, causing the morning cup of coffee to become harmful.

However, organic, raw, and grass-fed cream or milk can be beneficial. People also choose to put coconut oil or MCT oil in their coffee to liven it up a bit. These oils are good for your brain, memory, hormones, and disease prevention.

Making coffee with these oils allows your body to get enough of the really useful MCTs and lauric acid. Widely known as Bulletproof Coffee, this morning beverage is made from coffee that is free of mitochondrial-inhibiting mold toxins, grass fed butter, and Brain Octane Oil. Some people choose to add butter, coconut oil or MCT oil to their black coffee, however, it doesn’t elevate ketone levels as much, which limits the activations of CCK, a satiety hormone. This may result in food cravings and hunger pangs. Ketones are also great brain food which helps increase mental clarity.

Using MCT Oil in Place of Coffee Creamer?

There are several ways in which MCT oil can improve your health:

  • Reduce appetite
  • Prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve mitochondrial function
  • Improve cognitive and neurological function
  • Reduce disease risk
  • Act as a dietary therapy for treating epilepsy

Adding MCT oil to coffee is simple because it is tasteless and odorless, and makes a healthy substitution for artificial creamers. Additionally, both coffee and MCT oil are beneficial to liver function.

What kind of coffee is the best?

Coffee is made with a lot of pesticides, so it is best to choose organic. Organic coffee has no chemicals and uses no synthetic fertilizers when it is cropped. The beans also have a richer flavor and provide the body with natural antioxidants.

There are many benefits of choosing organic coffee for your health and the health of the environment. Organic, shade-grown coffee is available in most retail markets, and can also be ordered online. Also, purchase your coffee in whole bean form and grind it yourself to prevent it from becoming rancid.

Drink your coffee black, without the addition of cream or sugar and consider adding a health boost with MCT oil. Coffee should always smell and taste fresh, so be sure to smell your beverage before indulging in it!

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