A healthy diet, low sugar and refined carbs has been proved the most effective measure to treat and/or reduce type 2 diabetes risk, however most research shows Coffee consumption may prevent, treat and even reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes.
With a flood of studies exploring the link between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes risk, and in light of National Diabetes Day celebrated on November 14th (Aus) we’re bringing you the facts;
Long-term research has found that;
- Coffee drinkers have lower sugar and insulin levels
- Long-term coffee drinkers are 23% – 54% less likely to develop diabetes, compared to non-coffee drinkers, lifestyle factors included.
- For each daily cup of coffee consumed, type 2 diabetes risk decreased by 9%, and 6% with Decaf.
- People who increased their consumption by one cup saw an 11% decrease in risk, but those who decreased consumption by one cup saw a 17% increase in risk.
- Coffee consumption does not increase type 2 diabetes risks, or even the risk of obesity in the staunchest of coffee drinkers.
You would agree that these are remarkable findings, the reasoning;
- The reason coffee drinkers are less likely to develop diabetes is because coffee has an inflammation lowering-effect on the body; higher coffee consumption is connected to lower amyloid levels (inflammation marker in blood).
- Coffee has more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables combined, making it one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.
- The caffeine in coffee makes in a natural fat-burner, a natural resources proven for fat loss (that’s why almost every commercial fat burner includes it!). Although effects may diminish over time with long-term coffee drinkers, caffeine burns fat up to 10% in obese people and 29% in leaner people.
The Bottom Line
- Regular coffee is better than Decaf
- Learn to drink it black to experience the full benefits and antioxidants.