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Health Effects Of Coffee - Reduced Risk Of Cancer?
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There are not too many beverages that Franz enjoys more than a cup of coffee! But, when it comes to optimal health there are two sides of the story in regards to the health effects of coffee. So, like anything, I believe that researching both sides of the debate are best when trying to decide whether you want to include any food into your diet.

Last time I discussed this topic I mentioned that coffee is loaded with beneficial antioxidants that have shown to slow the aging process and some of the associated diseases that come with aging. We all know that caffeine is a drug of sorts and it can stimulate our central nervous system helping us stay focused. Most of us find caffeine a good thing in the morning to get us going. That morning cup of coffee may also increase our metabolism and therefore help us in our weight loss goals.

Now caffeine can be addictive. Look at the folks who guzzle gallons of soda a day, and they don't even realize it's the caffeine they are hooked on.

The health effects of coffee can be looked at from either side, and Franz thinks that if you over indulge and drink pots of coffee a day you might not see increased benefits but perhaps do yourself some harm. A few cups of coffee a day are what I am referring to.

When I hear things like coffee can reduce type two diabetes risks, Parkinson's, and even lessen your chance of gallstones, I can't help but think that this alluring beverage is something to include in Franz's diet. Now when I drink coffee it is from organic beans and I don't ruin it with plastic creamers, sugar, whipped cream, etc. I just drink my coffee black with a little stevia as a natural sweetener.

After doing my research, I believe the health effects of coffee far outweigh any of the negatives like potential addiction, possible reduced levels of testosterone and estrogen, and rather believe that improving Franz's glucose metabolism is why I enjoy a daily cup of Jo!

But then I heard something even more exciting about the health effects of coffee and why Franz will keep having a few cups each day. It appears that men who drink a few cups of coffee a day have a thirty percent reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. This type of cancer is lethal and it kills approximately two million men in the US each year. Now the results did not seem to differ whether the coffee was decaffeinated or not. It's the antioxidants in the coffee beans that are fighting this cancer.

Now women can also benefit from the health effects of coffee as a similar study showed a reduced risk of a type of cancer that attacks the uterus. Now this type of cancer does not kill as many women as does prostate cancer does men, but at around fifty thousand cases a year, a few cups of coffee a day for a twenty five percent reduction are impressive statistics!

Franz hopes to find more studies along these lines to continue to support the good health effects of coffee. But since coffee has been shown that it can reduce insulin levels as well as estrogen levels, then it should help the fight against cancer of the uterus. With these findings I say drink up and enjoy a healthy cup of coffee every day!


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I love my coffee, and only recently started using the organic beans. my wife convinced me to give up my cream and sugar about 20 years ago. Great article, very informative.

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  about 8 years ago

Any ways to reduce cancer sound good to me.

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  about 8 years ago

Ya!!!

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  about 8 years ago
AJ  

A cup a day keeps the cancer away! Thanks, Franz. I'll drink to that :)

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Sarah! Stevia is okay as long as you buy the certified organic variety. Drinking coffee black is an acquired taste which is why I drink coffee - I like it! My wife does not like it black so she uses a little organic half and half. I drink my coffee earlier in the day too and if I want something at night it's either herbal tea or teeccino. Thanks for stopping by!

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Franz, I am not even sure Stevia is safe. I tried drinking coffee black - yuck! I use some sweetener. I agree with you about using coffee and caffienated beverages in small or moderate amounts, though. Caffeine is definitely addictive. Sometimes I drink more caffeine than at other times. I find caffeine useful during the day. However, caffeine interferes with my sleep if I have too much of it after 5 p.m. (I generally go to sleep before 10 p.m.).

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  about 8 years ago
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