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Coffee? That even sounds good, doesn’t it? At least it makes me happy. Coffee is a very essential part of my daily life. My day starts with coffee and also ends at coffee as well. A few years back, I used to hear about how it has damaged our health but honestly, it never took me away from coffee because I still knew somehow that it can’t be as harmful as many people explain it to be but it is good for liver health, surprising, right?
Not only me but many people around the world drink coffee every day to help boost start their mornings or lift them out of an afternoon slump. But that isn’t all that coffee can do to us. As I used to think, researchers have also found out that it might be good for you in other ways, especially for your liver health.
Diseases That Coffee Prevents
Coffee, along with bringing energy to our lives, also brings us health. If you are having any problems with your liver, try having coffee as it may help your condition. Various researches show that moderate amounts, typically between 1 and 3 cups a day, may slow down the following conditions:
- Liver cancer
Cancer in the lining of the uterus
It is a disease that makes scar tissues within our liver. It happens in a reaction to conditions such as hepatitis or to the people who are alcohol addicts.
It is an end-stage liver disease and also the late stage of fibrosis. As this disease gets worse or is left untreated, it gets hard for your liver to perform it’s functioning properly.
- Fatty Liver Disease (Non-alcohol-related):
It is a disease that develops when the liver cells store too much fat. This also restricts your liver from its normal functioning.
What Happens When We Drink Coffee
It won’t be wrong if we say that coffee effects coffee has on our health are very controversial. Despite whatever you might have heard about the adverse effects coffee has on our health, there definitely are some good things to be said about coffee as well.
Coffee is said to be high in antioxidants and can effectively reduce risk of many diseases. On the other hand, it has caffeine which might interrupt with your sleep. Coffee not only has effects on our sleep but also on our mood as well.
Here are some of the things you can expect if you drink coffee regularly:
1. Caffeine Helps Fight Fibrosis:
Coffee produces a chemical called paraxanthine which has the ability to slow down the growth of the scar tissue involved in fibrosis.
This chemical also helps to fight liver cancer, alcohol-related cirrhosis, non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease and also hepatitis C and is also good for overall liver health.
2. The Two Chemicals In Coffee:
The two chemical kahweol and cafestol in coffee may help fight cancer.
Even after several types of research, doctors are not exactly sure how powerful coffee’s effect is, but some think moderate amounts of unsweetened coffee could work for most of the cancers alongside the main treatments.
3. Acids In Coffee:
The acids that coffee contains also work against the virus that causes hepatitis B.
According to some studies, that coffee helps men and women equally and the benefits show up no matter what type of coffee a person is having.
4. Coffee Improves Your Physical Performance.
Having a cup of black coffee every day and about an hour before working out, it is said that it can increase your performance by 11-12%. Caffeine that is present in your coffee improves adrenaline levels in the blood, which is your “fight or flight” hormone and also, helps you to prepare for exertion. Moreover, coffee works wonders for liver health.
5. It Also Helps You Lose Weight
The ingredients magnesium and potassium present in coffee help our body to use insulin, regulating blood sugar levels and reducing the cravings that we might experience from time to time.
6. Coffee Also Burns Fat Very Quickly
Caffeine works to help the fat cells in breaking down body fat and instead, use it as fuel for training and burning body fat.
7. It Help You In Staying Focused And Alert
1-6 cups per day are considered as a moderate caffeine intake which helps you to improve your mental alertness perfectly. So, it is always a good option to start your day with a cup of coffee.
8. Coffee Reduces The Risks Of Serious Diseases Such As stroke.
Consuming 2-4 cups coffee a day is a reasonable quantity and it functions well to lower the risk of strokes.
9. It Also Reduces The Risks And Prevents Us From Parkinson’s Disease.
According to the studies, people who drink coffee regularly are at a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease by 25 %. There are powerful evidences that shows coffee causes activity in the part of the brain which is affected by Parkinson’s.
10. Coffee protects your body.
Antioxidants present in coffee work as warriors against the germs and free radicals within your body. It keeps us safe and improves our immune system and liver health as well.
The Antioxidants Present In Coffee
Coffee is rich in many ways, also, it contains a lot of nutrients. A quantity of 240-ml cup of coffee contains:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B3
We might think these aren’t enough nutrients but when they have multiplied it with the number of cups someone drinks per day, it can add up to a significant portion of your daily nutrient intake. Have a cup of coffee if you want to improve your liver health.
This article not only serves the purpose of supporting my view (though it does :P), coffee actually is beneficial in many ways. If you have any questions to ask or are planning to consult a doctor, log on to Marham.pk and look up to our best gastroenterologists. You can also get yourself an online consultation by calling at 03111222398.
Javeria Adil Chughtai
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