There are millions of women around the world who enjoy their “cup of Joe” everyday. In fact, life would be quite difficult for many of us if we stopped drinking coffee. Coffee is the preferred choice of beverage for many people to jump start their day. Coffee seems to have 2 things going for it. It tastes great and it has caffeine. Well now you can add a third ingredient and that would be medicinal properties! Yes, who would ever have thought that chugging down that black colored aromatic liquid is also good for you!
Most food products will have vitamins and minerals, where as others will have medicinal value. This is why food has been categorized into nutritious and functional. Nutritious foods are the ones that have all the vitamins and minerals, where as functional foods will have medicinal qualities, such as garlic, various herbs etc. Now Coffee has been added to the list of functional foods! This is because contrary to what was believed before, coffee contains certain compounds which help with the maintenance of the human body. In fact each time a person drinks a cup of coffee, they are reducing the risk of many diseases. This is especially true for women.
However, there is a catch. The amount of coffee consumed should be in moderation. By moderation it is meant by 1to 3 cups a day. Studies were done on nearly 80,000 women and it was found that women, who drank moderate amounts of coffee, had approximately 20 percent less chance to suffer strokes or hear t related diseases. For women, the benefits of drinking coffee do not stop there. Research has also shown that women who regularly drink coffee show slower signs of brain degeneration or cognitive function of the brain, by as much as 30 percent!
Yes, coffee helps with women’s memory. Interestingly, these benefits were not seen in men. As mentioned before, drinking coffee should be done in moderation. If not, then many of the health benefits that come with drinking coffee can get cancelled. Not only is moderation important, it should also be done at different times of the day. This means instead of chugging down 2 or 3 cups all at once, it should be spread throughout different times of the day. As far as pregnant women are concerned, consumption should not be more than one cup a day. The final conclusion from all this research is that a cup of coffee a day will indeed keep the doctor away!
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