Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reasons to not quit coffee


1.It protects heart: 

Coffee has more antioxidants per serving than blueberries, making it the biggest source of antioxidant , may help suppress the damaging effect of inflammation on arteries . Over the long term, it may lower blood pressure as coffee’s antioxidants activate nitric oxide, widening blood vessels.

2. It diverts diabetes

Antioxidants (chlorogenic acid and quinides, specifically) boosting cells’ sensitivity to insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar

3.Liver loves it  

One analysis of nine studies found that every 2-cup increase in daily coffee intake reduced liver cancer risk by 43 percent. Antioxidants—chlorogenic and caffeic acids—and caffeine that might prevent liver inflammation and inhibit cancer cells.  

4. It boosts  brainpower:

Antioxidants may ward off brain cell damage and help the neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function to work better , may help reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as Parkinson’s disease.

5. It helps headaches

Studies show that 200 milligrams of caffeine—about the amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee , provides relief from headaches . Scientists do know that caffeine boosts the activity of brain cells, causing surrounding blood vessels to constrict. One theory is that this constriction helps to relieve the pressure that causes the pain, says Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of the Headache Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical School.

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