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6/13 lies That Keep Us Fat and Sick – Coffee November 13, 2013

Filed under: Health,Nutrition — jax allen @ 8:30 am
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6. Coffee is Bad for You


Coffee has a bad reputation in the past.

It is true that coffee can mildly elevate blood pressure in the short term (49).

However, long term studies show that coffee may actually reduce your risk of some serious diseases.

Coffee drinkers:

Have up to a 67% lower risk of Type II diabetes (50, 51).
Are at a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (52, 53).
Have up to an 80% lower risk of liver diseases like cirrhosis (54, 55).
Caffeine also helps to mobilize fatty acids from the fat tissues, boost metabolism and increase exercise performance by an average of 11-12% (56, 57, 58).

Many studies have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, showing that it can improve mood, memory, reaction time, vigilance and overall brain function (59).

You may be surprised to hear that coffee is also loaded with antioxidants. In fact, it is the biggest source of antioxidants in the modern diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables, combined (60, 61).

If you’re sensitive to caffeine or it tends to disrupt your sleep, then green tea has many of the same health benefits but a smaller amount of caffeine.

Bottom Line: Coffee contains very large amounts of antioxidants. Studies show that coffee drinkers are at a much lower risk of developing many serious diseases.

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Filed under: Health,Nutrition — jax allen @ 6:25 am
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10. Sip green tea for a clean bill of health

When that morning (and afternoon, and evening) cup of coffee gets boring, consider swapping it for hydrating, metabolism boosting green tea. Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, studies have shown that the soothing drink has the potential to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes and stroke, and stave off dementia.

Oh, and did I mention that four cups day can burn off an extra 80 calories? That’s the biscuit you fancied!