Sunday, June 19, 2011

More Health Benefits From Drinking Coffee Gotta Love It

I enjoy coffee just as much as the next person. When I first started drinking it I never really thought much of the benefits. I just love drinking it, the warm soothing rich taste slowly falling down my throat with the creamy taste of hazel nut or vanilla cream. It is the first thing I crave when I wake up in the morning. To me, the best coffee is your first cup in the morning.

Coffee is known to have just as much antioxidants in it than black tea. According to Researchers at University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found that no other food or beverage comes close to providing, as many antioxidants in our diets as coffee. The truth is, that all of the fruits and beverages that were studied, have more antioxidants and that this hot favored drink out beats them, why? Because a lot of people consume it more than fruits and other drinks, so it is the number one source of antioxidants.

“Java is fine in moderation” says Molly Kimball, RD, a sports and lifestyle nutritionist at the Ochner Healthy System’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. One or two cups a day is beneficial, but more than that is over doing it. Coffee has been linked to decrease in the risk of Parkinson’s disease, for example. It also reduces the risk of gallstones, so it may be helpful if you have a family history of them or are prone to them.

Get the most benefits from it

Don’t put in fridge. For some reason, conventional wisdom says to store coffee in refrigerator or freezer. You can ignore this! It is not true at all. Both are exposed to fluctuating temperature which will water down the coffee and weaken it’s flavor.

Filtering your coffee is better. “Studies have shown that boiled, unfiltered coffee consumption is related to elevated cholesterol levels because of cafestol a compound in the coffee” says Jennifer Ramos Galluzzi, PhD, assistant professor in the science department at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Detox from your drinking binge. If you’ve had too much coffee your face will flush and your muscles will twitch. You should know how many cups is over the limited if you see Styrofoam cups littering on your desk. Headaches occur usually after drinking 200 to 500 milligrams of caffeine, the amount in 2 to 5 cups of coffee. Flush the caffeine out of your system by drinking plenty of water.

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