The potential health benefits associated with drinking a nice mug of coffee
- protecting against type 2 diabetes
- Parkinson’s disease
- liver disease
- liver cancer
- promoting a healthy heart
Diabetes: Those who consumed 6 or more cups per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes. A recent review of research conducted by Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that the risk of type II diabetes decreases by 9% for each daily cup of coffee consumed. Decaf coffee decreased risk by 6% per cup.
Parkinsons: Research from Sweden revealed that drinking coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s even when genetic factors come into play. Another study from the National Academy of Sciences in the USA found that caffeine combined with EHT (a compound found in coffee beans) provided protective benefits to rats that were genetically predisposed to developing Parkinson’s.
Liver: Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that those that consume 1-3 cups of coffee a day have a 29% reduced risk of developing liver cancer.
Healthy heart: Korean researchers found that study participants who consumed 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day were less likely to show the beginning signs of heart disease.
So, having taken all of that in. I think it time we ALL stock up on our favourite Nespresso compatible coffee pods as soon as we can. The best thing about the Nespresso and other compatible brands is that we can choose to drink it as a regular beverage or of course as an espresso sized shot.
The main benefits of espresso shots are that they are fast, easy to consume and contain that helpful ingredient… Caffeine. The caffeine is then absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain.
Many controlled trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function. This includes memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function which are all beneficial to our everyday lives.
One of the best I have tried is the Podista Double shot pods – not only does this give you the espresso sized boost you are looking for but it gives you it twice over! – Perfect for anyone working who feels like they need an extra boost on a Monday morning.