The Big Q: What is So Great About Organic Coffee?
The Key thing for coffee lovers is that their attachment to their cup of Java is even better for them after age 45.
A 10-year study presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain showed that people who drank 4 cups of coffee per day had a 64% decrease in their risk of dying from any cause.
Among those aged 45 and over, however, every 2 cups of daily coffee lowered the risk of dying during the study period by 30%, and no such association was seen in younger adults.
Around 20,000 participants from the Mediterranean region, which had not been the subject of a coffee-related study as so many other regions have been, were observed in the study.
It began in Y 1999 with the purpose of discovering how a decade of coffee consumption would impact their health.
According to the study: “On entering the study, participants completed a previously validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire to collect information on coffee consumption, lifestyle and sociodemographic characteristics, anthropometric measurements, and previous health conditions. Patients were followed-up for an average of 10 years.”
As it is with most other studies of this type, factors such as gender, lifestyle, overall health, diet and other sociodemographic information was considered along with such health-impacting lifestyle choices as whether or not the participants smoked or added sugar to their coffee, but in all the cases, such factors did no impact the lowered death risk for coffee drinkers.
The 64% lower mortality risk was observed for the study subjects who drank at least four cups of coffee per day in comparison with people who never drank it.
Here is another interesting fact: The study also noted a 22% decreased risk of all-cause mortality when those who drank 4 cups a day added another 2 cups on top of it, indicating a protective effect.
While participants’ average age at the beginning of the study was just over 37, those who were at least 45 when the study began stood out for benefits received a 30% lower risk of death in the next 10 years for every 2 cups of coffee consumed daily.
In people younger than 45, there did not seem to be any significant impact on either lowering or increasing the study participants’ mortality.
The study could not necessarily prove a cause-and-effect relationship between coffee drinking and mortality rates. Lead study author Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, explained that the outcomes of their research were most advantageous for healthy people.
One of Dr. Navarro’s observations following the study was that no matter what inroads are made to benefit health, observed from the number of lives that may have been lengthened due to this 1 diet decision that being drinking coffee.
“Even a small health effect could have important public health consequences.”
The results of the study in Spain echoes what other researchers have found over the past few years.
Food and Chemical Toxicology published a study in early Y 2017, reported that up to 4 8-oz cups of coffee per day is safe for most people.
That study also suggested pregnant women can drink 3 cups a day without incurring health risks.
However, for most people Organic coffee can be a healthy beverage choice.
Health.org quoted the study’s lead author, Daniele Wikoff, Ph.D., who reported: “After decades of research and thousands of papers, we know a lot about caffeine. And what our findings truly confirm is that having caffeine as part of your daily diet is still acceptable and without adverse effects.”
Studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in mid-2017 found a link between regular coffee consumption and a lower mortality risk.
One was conducted among a varied group of individuals in the US, including Latinos, African-Americans, Caucasians, Native Hawaiians and Japanese-Americans. Interestingly, higher coffee consumption was linked to a lower risk for death for everyone except Native Hawaiians.
The 2nd took place among people in 10 countries throughout Europe and involved more than 521,000 people. Among Europeans, the researchers reported an association between coffee consumption and lowered risk of death from any cause, and the relationship had no variance between countries.
People who drank more coffee were found to have a 7 to 12% lower risk of dying prematurely, including decreased heart-related conditions such as stroke and digestive diseases, the study revealed.
Like other plant-based foods, coffee has its own unique set of phytonutrients and beneficial compounds that can positively impact your health, such as those already known to fight inflammation, one of the most common and insidious contributors to age-related health challenges.
One thing many people are not aware of is that dark roast coffee, as opposed to light or medium roast coffees, may be more effective at reducing body weight, in restoring red blood cell vitamin E and glutathione concentrations.
HealthLine notes several other health benefits one can get from coffee, which is enjoyed by 54% of the American population, which would be 100-M or so.
Coffee is said to improve energy levels and block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This in turn boosts other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine, leading to enhanced firing of neurons. The result is that brain function is improved, along with memory and general cognitive function.
Coffee can help you burn fat because it boosts the metabolism and drastically improves physical performance, not just in increased adrenaline for sharper “fight or flight” skills, or agility and stamina during exercise, but because it breaks down body fat and turns it into fuel.
As studies have found that drinking coffee may lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes, which affects about 300-M people globally, as well as the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 60%.
Plus, coffee contains phytonutrients that enhance health in several different ways, including providing healthy amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese and niacin in every cup.
Having 4 or more cups of coffee a day may also help fight depression, improve liver health and lower the risk of several types of cancer, as well as the possibility of heart disease and stroke. It may also supply more antioxidants than anything else in the standard Western diet.
It is important to understand that it is not the caffeine that compromises one’s health when drinking coffee, it is all the things people routinely put in it, along with the pesticides in conventionally grown not Organic varieties, that has the potential to make it really bad for you.
As Health.com explains: “Plain coffee … is rich in antioxidants and may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Soda and fancy coffee concoctions, on the other hand, can be high in calories or contain artificial sweeteners, while energy drinks can contain sugar and other stimulants that have been associated with health risks.”
For many people, black coffee is not the favorite.
They my prefer some flavor and a little sweetness, which can be had without harming health if a little cinnamon is usedfor a warming flavor, and stevia for sweetness rather than sugar, as it is a natural, plant-derived sweetener with Zero calories.
The fake coffee creamer, which often does not even have dairy in it and is usually loaded with sugar, or, worse, artificial sweeteners such as that cleverly named concoction meant to sound much like sugar, or sucrose, known as sucralose, all of them must be avoided for good health.
To be really on the health side stir in 1 tablespoon of raw, grass fed butter to your cup of Organic, shade-grown coffee.
Conventionally grown coffee is one of the most chemically contaminated foods in the world. In contrast, Organic coffee contains no chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The beans have a richer flavor and come with natural antioxidants. It’s healthy, and more sustainable for the farms that grow it and vastly better for our planet.
For both good health and the environment, Organic, shade-grown coffee is very preferable to conventionally grown varieties.
I get mine from Javista Organic Coffee in Hollywood, CA, the shop is the passion of Armand and David, they are super at their profession.
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