That coffee habit? It might just be protecting you from type 2 diabetes.

People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are less likely to have developed type 2 diabetes than those who don’t drink coffee at all. Two compounds found in coffee increase insulin production, which helps keep your blood sugar under control. Controlling blood sugar is crucial for diabetes prevention, since high blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, can lead to the signs and symptoms of the disease. Research also shows that coffee may help prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers’ reduce the risk of Parkinson’s, dementia, and multiple sclerosis; and even boost concentration and memory. Avoid adding anything unhealthy to your morning cup. That means skipping the nondairy creamers and sweetened flavors Try unsweetened almond milk with cinnamon. 

“Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised.” Star Trek: Voyager

 

Posted on April 21, 2016 and filed under nutrition.