People today are living healthy lives. Lifestyle change, public health improvements, and improved health care have combined to extend longevity. In order to minimize stress and perform efficiently it is really important that the person maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Drinking coffee for good health

In the 1970s and 1980s, coffee developed a reputation for causing all sorts of ills, from high blood pressure and cancer to miscarriages.

Coffee is a unique drink and could be regarded as a healthy beverage choice. If taken as black coffee, it virtually free of saturated fatty acids, sodium, and sugar.

It contains an insignificant amount of energy: 2 kcal/178-g serving. However, many consumers add sugar, milk or cream to their coffee. The amount of calories provided daily by sweetened coffee has been calculated as 130 kcal/day, which is less than half of the estimated 321 kcal/day is obtained from all sweetened beverages including soda and colas.

One cup of coffee (240 ml or 8 oz) contains about 181 of caffeine versus an average of 130 mg of caffeine in a cup of tea. The amount of theobromine in a cup of coffee was 28.9 mg, where as the amount theobromine is a cup of tea in a relatively higher concentration in coffee than in tea, have negligible antioxidant capacity.

The last ten year studies suggest a strongly protective effect of coffee against gallstone disease. In a 2000 Department of Veterans Affairs study of 8,000 whose diets had been tracked for 30 years, researchers found that coffee drinkers significantly reduced the odds of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Lancet, a British medical journal, published in 2002 a Dutch report that consumption of six or more cups of coffee pr day decrease the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent.
Drinking coffee for good health
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