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June 28, 2013
These days, a great number of studies and researches are being reported finding out numerous and very diverse health effects of coffee. This wonderful beverage can be considered truly therapeutic. Research teams from various part of the world have discovered that drinking a few cups of coffee a day can help us reduce our type 2 diabetes risks and the risks for developing dementia like brain disorders. Natural caffeine in coffee can help us strengthen our vascular health and substantially reduce our risk for strokes. Moreover, by consuming a high quality coffee we can prevent some very common types of cancer, thus increase our overall morality rates. If just a decade ago a cup of coffee could be considered a portion of caffeine with unclear stimulating properties, there days coffee has turned into a magic elixir to prevent quite a long list of disease and give us some extra years of our life.
Certainly, in order to harvest the discovered positive health effects of coffee, we should consume only the beverage made from the highest quality beans, free from any kind of sweetener. Many people have already introduced their special “daily coffee routine” in order to support their health and benefit from this natural remedy. Drinking 3-4 small cups of coffee a day is considered the recommended dose, and it is not recommended to exceed it due to the discovered health risks linked to increased coffee consumption (click here for more detailed info on the issue). There were a number of studies aiming to find out possible links between a regular coffee consumption and weight loss. In other words, the scientists wanted to find an answer to the question, if drinking coffee is good for stimulating weight loss and helping people reduce the risks for obesity. According to the most recent findings, coffee can play a role of an excellent natural appetite suppressant, this way preventing overeating and effectively aiding weight loss.
Those are the conclusions of a research team from Griffith University in Queensland published earlier this week. The scientists conducted a series of experiments with a number of volunteers invited specially for their study. In order to see the effects of coffee consumption on our daily calorie intake and weight loss in general, the researches divided the participants into three basic groups. The members of the first group were asked to consume a certain number of normal coffee cups a day. The second group members were instructed to add to their daily diet a few cups of decaffeinated coffee on a daily basis. At the same time, the participants of the third group were given no coffee as a beverage but a simple caffeine pill to complement their daily meal. During the experiment, all the participants were interviewed, and basic tests like checking their body mass index changes, their daily calorie intake, etc. were carried out. Special attention was paid by the researchers to the appetite changes of the participants, especially in the lunch time, after consuming the assigned type of coffee or other caffeine source for breakfast.
‘So far, we’re seeing a decrease in hunger and an increase in fullness in the caffeinated coffee condition, a trend we’re not observing with decaffeinated coffee or caffeine alone,’ the study leader, Griffith University PhD candidate Matt Schubert, reported on the earliest stages of the study. Further researches has proven the fact that high quality coffee can be used as a natural appetite suppressant and work great for everyone who needs to reduce body mass and lower own obesity risks. Drinking coffee on a regular basis is linked to consuming less food and reducing daily calorie intake, the researchers reported. Despite the fact that Queensland scientists underline the importance of further studies on the subject and are actually planning to continue their scientific work, most of the experts are convinced that a daily coffee consumption can be considered a great help for everyone who in on a weight loss program.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.