Can Coffee consumption really reduce Type II Diabetes risk?

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.

 

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