I start every day with a pot or more of organic coffee.
Few foods have been researched more than coffee, and the research says that for most people, coffee is beneficial. Highly beneficial for my blood type, according to Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s fascinating book, Eat Right 4 Your Type.
Studies associate coffee consumption with reduced instances of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease. (Search phrase “health benefits of coffee”)
The chlorogenic acid (an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid) in coffee helps to regulate blood glucose. This is especially helpful for diabetics and keeps their blood glucose levels stable.
Coffee is beneficial for heart health and helps improves physical performance. If you exercise regularly (which you should), drinking a cup of black coffee an hour prior to your workout will help you train harder.
Coffee helps prevent cognitive decline. It has been shown to reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Coffee also helps prevent headaches.
Many studies have demonstrated the positive effects of coffee on chronic liver diseases, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
One study, in particular, will keep me drinking mass quantities of coffee all the rest of my days.
It was administered by Kaiser Permanente in California from January 1978 to December 1985 and involved more than 128,000 adult subjects.
The study concluded that for each cup of coffee one drinks per day, the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis is reduced by 23%. For each cup!
And coffee is, in fact, the number one source of antioxidants for Americans.