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Coffee, coffee, coffee, we love the stuff here at Amici and not just because we’re a cafe and grill that serves it! Just like anything nice in life, when consumed in moderation, you can feel the benefits without overdoing it and potentially turning that good thing into something negative. For example avocados are full of ‘good fats’ which your body needs but if you over indulge then you can have too much of it therefore eliminating the positive purpose that...

Coffee is a highly popular beverage around the globe that boasts a number of impressive health benefits. Not only can your daily cup of coffee help you feel more energized, burn fat and improve physical performance, it may also lower your risk of several conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, coffee may even boost longevity. If you enjoy its taste and tolerate its caffeine content, don’t hesitate to pour yourself a cup or more throughout...

For people who eat a standard Western diet, coffee may be one of the healthiest aspects of their diet. In fact, coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. SUMMARY Coffee is rich in powerful antioxidants, and many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and veggies combined. Source: Coffee and Health Edited by Vicki Roberts our Barista / member of the Amici Knowledge Hub ...

Cancer is one of the world's leading causes of death. It is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in your body. Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer: liver and colorectal cancer. Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer ranks fourth. Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer. Similarly, one study in 489,706 people found that those who drank 4–5 cups of coffee per day...

Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life, It is very common, as a large percentage of people in UK currently meet the criteria for clinical depression. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed. Another study in 208,424 individuals found that those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to die by...

Your liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions. Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and many others. Many of these conditions can lead to cirrhosis, in which your liver is largely replaced by scar tissue. Interestingly, coffee may protect against cirrhosis — people who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk. SUMMARY Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, which can be caused by...

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative condition, right behind Alzheimer's. It is caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in your brain. As with Alzheimer's, there is no known cure, which makes it that much more important to focus on prevention. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of Parkinson's disease, with a risk reduction ranging from 32–60%. In this case, the caffeine itself appears to be beneficial, as people who drink decaf don't have a lower risk...

Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide. This condition usually affects people over 65, and there is no known cure. However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well. Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. SUMMARY Coffee drinkers have...

Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem, currently affecting millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by elevated blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance or a reduced ability to secrete insulin. For some reason, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Studies observe that people who drink the most coffee have a 23–50% lower risk of getting this disease. One study showed a reduction as high as 67%. According to a large review of 18 studies in...

Many of the nutrients in coffee beans make their way into the finished brewed coffee. A single cup of coffee contains (21): Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI. Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI. Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI. Though this may not seem like a big deal, most people enjoy several cups per day — allowing these amounts to quickly add up. SUMMARY Coffee contains several important nutrients, including riboflavin,...