Here is what we know to be true about coffee:
Heavy coffee drinkers (6 cups per day) see a 33% reduction in diabetes diagnosis
Coffee drinkers are less likely to get Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Liver cancers, kidney disease are more easily avoided by coffee drinkers
So what’s the best coffee?
Light roast coffee is better than medium, dark and French roasts. Why? The roasting process reduces the amount of antioxidants and cholorgenic acid. The lighter the roast, the shorter the roasting time, the less exposure to air and the more cholorogenic acid. This also helps to protect against chronic inflammation in the body.
Often people mistake the coffee beans themselves with the coffee they order from the shop or their local café. Be aware that ordering a coffee loaded with milk, sugar and chocolate toppings will lead to excess calories being consumed and may cause weight gain if your are not mindful of calorie intake.
Take away points:
Choose the lightest roasted coffee beans
Preferably without milk, or with low fat, skim or almond milk
Avoid excess sugar, toppings and flavourings