There are many myths associated with coffee consumption, this beverage that generates love and indifference almost equally has been the subject of numerous studies. Is coffee beneficial to our health? It has been scientifically proven that the second most consumed beverage on the planet has multiple health benefits and that it can even reduce the risk of death. In this article we will review what these benefits are.
It is a healthy drink
Caffeine, the most important component of coffee, is a psychoactive that acts on our brain immediately by increasing other substances such as dopamine or norepinephrine which accelerate our brain activity. This improves our concentration, memory and reaction times. It also increases our energy levels and improves our mood.
Combats premature ageing
The coffee bean is one of the major sources of natural antioxidants. Its high content of polyphenols acts on the skin and free radicals, thus helping to slow down ageing.
Help in the prevention of certain diseases
Various studies show that the main benefits of coffee have a direct impact on the prevention of diseases and pathologies.
Drinking coffee increases the plasma levels of globulin, which helps control the development of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.
Caffeine is also responsible for a significantly lower incidence of diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s of up to 60%.
It has also been shown that regular coffee consumption can protect against impaired vision and even blindness.
Reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease
A Japanese study of coffee consumption among 83,269 adults aged 45-74 years concluded that people who drink coffee daily have a 20% lower risk of stroke than those who do not drink coffee regularly. Another study by the Harvard School of Public Health in the USA found that moderate coffee consumption protects against heart failure.
It prevents some types of cancer
Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk and help prevent different types of cancer, such as liver, endometrial and prostate cancer, among others.
A study by the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri revealed that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by up to 40%. This result improved by more than 50% if consumption was extended to three cups of coffee a day.
For endometrial cancer, the risk is reduced by almost 20% in women. And in the case of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, men who drink four cups of coffee a day have a 59% lower risk of recurrence in the progression of prostate cancer compared to those who do not drink coffee or drink it on time.
At Cafes Balancilla, we work to ensure that all the organoleptic properties of the coffee bean reach the consumer. That’s why we pamper every phase of the production process, a rigorous selection of the bean at origin, a slow and traditional roasting by origin and a sustainable packaging so that each cup of our different varieties, provides you with all its benefits and a unique aroma and taste.