Free Radicals, Inflammation Antioxidants & The Healthy Benefits of Drinking Coffee

It’s amazing how you can now include drinking coffee in your conversations about health and fitness.

For decades, we’ve been told that coffee is bad for us. We were told about the harmful effects of caffeine on the body. However, only a few years ago, it was discovered that the caffeine in coffee contains antioxidants that help defend the body from free radicals and inflammation.

In a recent CNN report it was reported that drinking coffee has great benefits. Coffee’s main ingredient, caffeine, has been linked to several health benefits. These benefits include “improves memory, improves liver health, improves athletic performance, and helps prevent Parkinson’s disease.”

The report goes on to say that “it doesn’t matter whether it’s plain or decaffeinated.” The benefits are the same. “Coffee can help you live longer,” says the report. Four cups of coffee every day can lower the risk of premature death. It can also lower the risk of diseases such as type II diabetes, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and skin cancer.

However, the report warns that preparation is important. It is recommended that you use low-fat milk and avoid sugar.

Healthy adults can consume up to 400 mg of coffee per day. The report warns that pregnant women and people with heart conditions should hand over their “Cup of Joe”.

Now, if you are a coffee drinker or plan to become a coffee drinker, make sure the coffee you drink offers maximum health benefits for your body. Since you’re looking for a boost, why not give your body a jolt as you start your day.

Not all coffee is roasted the same. Below you will find some noteworthy benefits of how you drink coffee.

You definitely want to drink coffee that fights free radicals and inflammation. You want coffee that has natural antioxidants. “In the brewing process, the antioxidants released are as powerful as vitamins C and E. One cup of coffee should contain the same amount of antioxidants as three oranges.”

The caffeine in your coffee will make you more alert and attentive. This will increase your energy level when you start the day.