Who would have thought that coffee – a drink that has endured a bad rap over the years – would get a nod from scientists? According to an analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Herpetology, coffee consumption reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of liver cancer) by about 40 per cent. No study has been able to pinpoint any coffee ingredient that protects against liver cancer as this drink contains many active antioxidants and minerals. People who drink four cups or more a day are at a lesser risk of developing pharynx cancer, according to a study in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal. Coffee can suppress the growth of cancer cells caused by some female hormones as seen by researchers at Lund University and Malmö University in Sweden. BUYING TIPS
USA’S National Coffee Association says that fresh, roasted coffee is key for a superb cup of coffee. They recommend buying freshly roasted coffee in small amounts because the flavour usually diminishes in a matter of weeks.