Is Coffee Good Or Bad – See What This New Study Says

Almost all of us have a fetish for our daily cup of coffee (or cups of coffee) but there is always a nagging sense of guilt that makes the experience less than perfect. Time and again, we have been told how caffeine is not good for us, especially coffee, which contains too much of the caffeine. But, contradicting this notion, there have also been some studies that say that coffee is actually good for heart health. And now there’s another study that claims drinking coffee may even lower the risk of death.  

As reported by ANI, the study found that compared to non-coffee drinkers, adults who drank a moderate amount of coffee every day were less likely to die during a 7-year follow up period. The findings stood for both unsweetened and sweetened coffee with sugar. 

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the findings of the study were based on evaluating coffee consumption habits of over 170,000 participants in the UK. It was observed that people who drank any amount of unsweetened coffee were 16 to 21 per cent less likely to die than the participants who did not drink coffee. And those who had 1.5 to 3.5 cups of sweetened coffee in a day were 29 to 31 per cent less likely to die as compared to non-coffee drinkers. It was also added that people who drank sweetened coffee added only about one tsp sugar per cup of coffee.  

If these findings are to be believed, it might be a good idea to have unsweetened coffee or a moderate amount of sweetened coffee in a day. And if you need more reasons to enjoy your daily fix of coffee guilt-free, here are some known benefits of coffee that you should know about. 

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Here’re 5 Benefits Of Coffee You Should Know About: 

1. Boosts Weight Loss 

Some studies claim that caffeine stimulates the central nervous system to send signals to fat cells in the body to break down fat faster, boosting metabolism.  

2. Improves Immunity 

Coffee is full of antioxidants that may help prevent oxidative damage and prepare the body to fight against common illnesses. 

3. Enhances Brain Power 

As stated earlier, coffee helps stimulate the nervous system, which results in propelling the neurons to improve functioning of the brain.  

4. Helps Manage Blood Sugar Level 

Since coffee is rich in magnesium, it helps the body utilise glucose-controlling insulin. Nutritionist Rupali Datta adds, “Coffee is a high metabolic food, so drinking a cup or two of coffee, especially, green coffee, may prove useful for diabetics.” 

5. Imparts Energy 

It is a known fact that caffeine is a great energiser; it instantly uplifts our mood and gets rid of tiredness. 

Besides knowing all these benefits of drinking coffee, it’s also important to remember that excess of anything is bad. 

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

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