All of us are very familiar of the common notion which is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This belief remains to be true but there has been a new belief that was just recently discovered and that is “a cup of coffee a day can keep the doctor away”. Is this notion real? Let us analyze some people’s stand on this recent idea.
Coffee enthusiasts, or shall I say coffee addicts, are afraid or ashamed to admit that they can’t live a single day without drinking a cup of coffee. They fear that they are the only people who have this problem. However, recent studies show that almost 50% of the Americans really drink coffee every day and can’t imagine themselves without it even once. So you really have nothing to fear about for this is already a norm. On the positive side, your addiction to coffee can even bring you a lot of health benefits.
Coffee is the number one antioxidant that is commonly taken by almost every person all over the globe. What is an antioxidant? An antioxidant is a certain amount of nutrient that is contained by fruits and vegetables, not to forget coffee, which can really do a lot of great things in a person’s health. Normally, the cells of the body release by-products as it uses oxygen to maintain the functioning of tissues and organs. These by-products are called free radicals. Free radicals are harmful to the body’s cells. It can cause a lot of damage which is why they need to be detoxified and taken out of the human body. It is in here that the role of antioxidants comes in. Antioxidants are capable to binding to free radicals and excreting these harmful toxins out from the human body. As a result, certain diseases such as diabetes and other heart problems that are caused by free radicals can be prevented.
In researches made about coffee, it was noted that coffee contains a significant amount of antioxidant which makes them a really favourable and healthy beverage. As an additional information, the level of antioxidant in both decaf and caffeinated drinks have no significant difference. So whether you love decaf or are more of a caffeinated drinker, you can still achieve the health benefits of antioxidants.
After analyzing these facts, it is thus clear and without a shadow of any doubt that coffee is good for our health. You then have nothing to fear about drinking coffee despite a lot of negative issues being publicly made known about them.