Health benefits to be found in a cuppa
INTERNATIONAL Coffee Day fell on Oct 1. Here we round up some of the ways coffee can boost health, giving you a good reason to say yes to another cup of joe.
Coffee is good for the heart South Korean researchers have found that coffee may boost heart health, with those who drink three to five cups of coffee a day benefiting from a lower risk of clogged arteries that could lead to serious heart problems.
Coffee lower risk of diabetes A 2014 study found that those who increased their daily caffeine intake by about 1.5 cups of coffee a day over a four-year period had an 11% lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those whose intake remained the same.
The findings also showed that those who made moderate to large decreases in intake (about two cups a day) had an 18% higher risk of developing the disease, suggesting that coffee could have a short-term effect.
Coffee reduces risk of multiple sclerosis The findings of a US and Swedish study which compared more than 1,000 patients with multiple sclerosis to a similar number of healthy people, suggested that individuals who drink four to six cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop the disease.
Coffee can improve erectile dysfunction A study by the University of Texas Health Science Centre found that men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED).
Published in 2015 in the journal PLOS ONE, the findings showed that men who consumed 85-170mg of caffeine a day were 42% less likely to report ED, while those who drank 171-303mg daily were 39% less likely, when compared to those who only drank 0-7mg a day. – AFP-Relaxnews organising the contest for our loyal customers who keep coming back for our delicious menu of signature ribs, world-famous onion loaf and other flame-grilled entrées.”
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