Your daily cup of coffee might reduce cancer risk , says study !!

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The "Aashiqaaney Coffee "  around the world who desire for their favorite morning brew probably aren’t thinking about its health benefits or risks. Millions of people round the globe could hardly imagine their daily morning scenes without a mug of coffee and a newspaper. Surely, it has become an integral part of our life.  And yet this beverage has been subject to a long history of debate. In 1991 coffee was included in a list of possible carcinogens by the World Health Organization. By 2016 it was absolved , as study  found that the beverage was not associated with an increased risk of cancer; on the contrary, there was a decreased risk of certain cancers among those who drink coffee regularly once smoking history was properly accounted for. Further studies  suggests that when consumed in moderation, coffee can be considered a healthy supplement. 
Read on to explore the complexities of coffee.

It's rich in  

Caffeine

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Magnesium

Plant chemicals: poylphenols including chlorogenic acid and quinic acid, and diterpenes including cafestol and kahweol

One 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. A moderate amount of coffee is generally defined as 3-5 cups a day, or on average 400 mg of caffeine, according to the Nutrition guidelines from United States.

Coffee and Health

Coffee is an intricate mixture of more than a thousand chemicals.  Coffee mug served at a cafe  is likely different from the coffee you brew at home. What defines a cup is the type of coffee bean used, method of  roasting , the amount of grind, and how it is brewed. Human response to coffee or caffeine can also vary substantially across individuals. Low to moderate doses of caffeine (50–300 mg) may cause increased alertness, energy, and ability to concentrate, while higher doses may have negative effects such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and increased heart rate.  Still, the cumulative research on coffee points in the direction of a health benefit. Does the benefit stem from the caffeine or plant compounds in the coffee bean? Is there a certain amount of coffee needed a day to produce a health benefit?

Cancer

Type 2 Diabetes

Heart health

Depression

Neurodegenerative diseases

Gallstones

Mortality

Approx. 3-4 years ago in what was  being hailed as the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified a link between daily coffee intake and reduced risk of death from numerous diseases, including cancer,  stroke , diabetes and kidney disease. The findings in the Annals of Internal Medicine had reported.

Conclusion :-  Consuming moderate (3-5 cups) to high amounts (6-10 cups) of coffee daily may lower the risk of several disease conditions. However, some individuals may not tolerate higher amounts due to symptoms of jitteriness, anxiety, and insomnia. Specifically, those who have difficulty controlling their blood pressure may want to moderate their coffee intake. Pregnant women are also advised to aim for less than 200 - 250 mg of caffeine daily, the amount in 2 cups of coffee, because caffeine passes through the placenta into the fetus and has been associated with pregnancy loss and low birth weight. Because of the potential negative side effects some people experience when drinking coffee, it is not necessary to start drinking coffee if you do not already or to increase the amount you currently drink, as there are many other dietary strategies to improve your health. It’s also important to keep in mind how you enjoy your brew. The extra calories, sugar, and saturated fat in a coffee house beverage loaded with  cream and flavored syrup might offset any health benefits found in a basic black coffee. Nevertheless when a beverage is adulterated in disguise of fortification, it will do more harm than good. It's rightly said after all , stuff in its natural forms are always best. So next time when brewing coffee at home, don't forget to invite your own Team Medogle to share some memorable moments !!



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