For all you espresso coffee makers the good news keeps coming. Because of the increase in popularity of coffee, espresso shops and even home espresso coffee makers more attention has been given to the effects of caffeine. For many years coffee was perceived as being one of those vices that jump started our day but could not possibly have any positive effects over time. Things have changed and starting back as far as the early 1970’s studies have been conducted and the results are amazing.
Years ago coffee (caffeine) was being questioned or considered as a possible cause for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, birth defects, premature birth, low birth weight, decreased fertility, osteoporosis and even breast cancer. Most studies, as time went on and control groups improved indicated at the very least that there is no correlation between drinking coffee and the disease’s mentioned above.
Studies seemed too really take off in the early 1990’s and involved hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The consumption amount of those studied was generally in the 3 to 6 cup a day range. Depending on the questions being asked some people were studied who had a minimal daily usage of 1 to 11/2 cups and some were studied who had a high daily consumption of over 7 cups. The results of the studies not only indicate that coffee is not the culprit originally thought but that it is also associated with several health benefits. Coffee is one of our greatest sources of antioxidants which fight off free radicals (molecules in the body that attack healthy cells). Coffee also contains minerals like chromium and magnesium which aid the body in its use of insulin and blood sugar control.
These later studies have also revealed that those with a medium to high rate of consumption of coffee are less likely to have Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, dementia, type II diabetes, heart disease, strokes and some cancers. Some studies have also indicated that high coffee consumption is related to a lower risk of cirrhosis of the liver along with reduced liver cancers.
The rate of consumption is definitely on the rise in the United States. In the group of people between 18 and 54 years of age the number of those who consume coffee on a daily basis has increased approximately 10 percent from 2010 to 2011. With this increase in popularity it is good news to see that these studies indicate coffee could be beneficial to one’s health and longevity. Now you can relax and enjoy your espresso coffee maker and all it brings to you, your family and friends.