A sip of frothy coffee! A cup of coffee after a hard day or in a rainy evening is always welcomed. Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, vitamins and have a lot of brain and body benefits. However, for few who are caffeine sensitive or suffers with gastrointestinal problems after coffee consumption, it should be avoided. When coffee is combined with chocolates, caramel or artificial cream, then it raises a question on its health benefits. Otherwise coffee has very good health benefits. Here we enumerate few of them.
1. Protects Against Onset of Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking coffee significantly reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, there is resistance to insulin, hence blood sugar is not regulated to the cells properly and sugar level in the blood goes on increasing. Certain types of chemicals like quinine found in coffee may help to reduce type 2 diabetes risk by using less insulin for blood sugar regulation. Heavy coffee consumption may help to reduce the onset of type2 diabetes than non coffee drinkers, but at the same time you must have a controlled consumption of sugar and creamy milk with each cup of a coffee.
2. Rich in Antioxidants
Coffee is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are always linked with health benefits for you. This helps in cleaning the blood; ultimately it reduces blood pressure and prevents heart diseases. Coffee is one of the richest sources of antioxidants known as chlorogenic acid. This is the richest dietary source of antioxidant and reduces the chances of inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. It has been noticed that it also reduces the chances of gallstones and Parkinson’s. Researchers have proved that caffeine in cola on regular consumption increases the chances of high blood pressure but caffeine in coffee is useful to reduce blood pressure in long term use.
3. Natural Diuretic and Prevents Dental Caries
Coffee cleanses the stomach, is a natural diuretic, and in some people, it increases the bowel movements too. In some individuals, coffee may cause stomach upsets, so it depends on an individual’s constitution. Tannin in coffee may reduce carcinogenic properties of food. Moreover, plaque formation and streptococcus activity is reduced by polyphenolic compounds found in coffee.
4. Increases Capacity to Exercise
Coffee does not actually help in building up your muscles, but it increases your stamina of exercise so that you can work out for a much longer time. Thus it gives you extra energy to exercise. Coffee itself is low in calories and is accepted as a low calorie drink; however the sugar and creamy milk makes the difference of the calories. Coffee increases your body metabolism helps in burning off calories as well when you exercise.
5. Good for Asthma Control
Coffee dilates your bronchial tubules and may be helpful in controlling asthma symptoms. Caffeine is proven as a efficacious in emergency control of asthma symptoms, it makes you to breath easily too. In fact, as an emergency treatment for asthma, coffee acts same as thiophyllin ( a drug used to treat asthma attack).