If you are a lover of coffee or tea, there is good news for you. Because recent studies have shown that the habit of drinking coffee or strong tea has health benefits. So, please continue to have a coffee hobby. But also recommended that dont consume it too much, just moderate. The researchers from Australia who has done research, found that consuming coffee or strong tea has the potential to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
"A cup of coffee with a reduced risk equivalent to seven percent," said Rachel Huxley, researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia. Other studies also mentioned the benefits of coffee. In the meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, reported that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death from prostate cancer. Other studies have also suggested coffee reduce liver disease, Alzheimer's, stroke, and Parkinson.
So far, experts thought that the positive benefits of coffee comes from caffeine, but not just because of that, now the experts also found that other components of these drinks, such as magnesium, lignans, and klorogenat acid, a benefit that is not less important with caffeine. The results of epidemiological studies show a low coffee addicts risk of colon cancer. Based on her research, these components of a positive benefit on blood sugar regulation and insulin release so effective in preventing diabetes.
Coffee, especially the type of arabica and robusta, also contain nutritional components (protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and minerals). Coffee also contains non-nutritional components that are bioactive compounds for improving taste and preservatives, such as caffeine and acid klorogenat. Consumption of caffeine in a normal amount is also advantageous because the use of caffeine can give stimulant effects are temporary and harmless. The effect on the nervous system is to prevent sleep, increase sensory perception, speed of mind (increasing concentration), and reduce boredom or increase resistance to stress.
But returned again to the individual circumstances of each. Many of them are too sensitive to caffeine, so no positive benefits gained but rather the bad effects, for example, body into pounding. But there are many people who consume coffee a day up to 7 cups of even more and no complaints whatsoever. But still recommended by the experts that a safe dose of caffeine per day for consumption is 200 milligrams. Or equivalent to 2-3 cups of coffee and tea per day.