As long as there is coffee in the city, things can’t be that bad. Most of the people worldwide will probably agree with this quote. It is true that life would be more difficult without the morning coffee; just imagine how could we deal with "opening our eyes" every morning.

As a great tool for every student who needs to study till late, or everyone who needs ‘’caffeine’’ for more energy, coffee has always been under the scientific study for its healthy benefits.

A novel study from Troup et al. (2015) in collaboration with University of Monash and Italian coffee roasting company investigated the behaviour of free radicals in the coffee brewing process

Researchers showed for the first time that under certain conditions coffee can act as an antioxidant, a compound found in foods that helps stabilise free radicals.

The free radicals in coffee were observed in 1988 using state of the art EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) by Dr Gordon Troup (a Monash physicist). This research was later approached by Dr Luciano Navarini (Chief Chemist of Illy caffe), who collaborated with Dr Troup and his team.

"The most important aim of this research was to better understand the development of stable free radicals during the roasting process and the possible influence exerted by developed radicals on the well-documented coffee antioxidant properties. We also wanted to evidence possible coffee constituents as a source of antioxidant activity."-Dr Navarini says.

This study confirms the potential health benefits of coffee.

Other past studies have also demonstrated the powerful health benefits as listed below:

– Coffee may protect against type 2 diabetes
A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health In Boston MA has found that increasing coffee consumption may reduce type 2 diabetes.

2 – Coffee helps preventing Parkinson's disease
It has been proved that coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease. It can also help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease by controlling their movement.

3 – Coffee may lower the risk of liver cancer
Italian researchers have shown that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by about 40%.

4 – Coffee is good for you heart
People who drank four European cups on a daily basis had an 11% lower risk of heart failure compared to those who did not.

– Coffee is linked with lower endometrial cancer risk
The study published on "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention" showed a link, but not a cause-and-effect relationship, between coffee drinking and lower risk of endometrial cancer.

6 – Coffee makes us prettier
Don’t be surprised. At least coffee is an antioxidant. It can brighter your face, boost your hair-colour, de-puff tired eyes and what’s more important it helps you from melanoma.

So, be healthy, full of energy, stand more hours without sleeping and be prettier with just a “delicious’’ action- Drinking Coffee!


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