Coffee has been a staple beverage for many people around the globe. Certainly, coffee contains caffeine that may have certain bad effects. However, as long as coffee consumption is not excessive, it has many health benefits including a boost in immunity.
Foods are natural immune system boosters and regular coffee consumption is among them. Among the known benefits include;
- Beneficial for heart health
- Reduce the risk of heart failure and stroke
- Supports longevity
- Reduce the risk of prostate cancer
- Supports brain health
One study even found that simply by smelling coffee has the equivalent benefit of drinking it. It may be a good thing to do if you’re not into drinking coffee, but would you be able to resist from drinking it?
Additionally, in the past, many are worried about the diuretic effect of coffee, which can cause dehydration. But, this has been proven not true by one study especially if consumed in moderation.
There are many other coffee health benefits as Dr. Sanjiv Chopra (professor and author) explains.
Regular Coffee Consumption Boosts The Body’s Immune System
One study says that coffee consumption as a lifestyle can boost the body’s immunity against diseases. Moreover, it is important to take note that the coffee used in the study is regular coffee.
What Is A Regular Coffee?
Today, especially the young generation may have known coffee through mainstream coffee shops. In fact, when you go into coffee shops, you’ll be offered with a long list of menu involving coffee.
But regular coffee involves simple preparation with 3 main ingredients such as water, coffee, and sugar. In fact, if you drink pure black coffee without sugar, it is more beneficial. But if you can’t drink it sugar-free, use sugar or better brown sugar as a sweetener but never use an artificial sweetener.
In the study published in the Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology found that drinking 2 cups of coffee a day has a positive effect on the body’s immune system. The coffee is regular coffee without any sweetener or milk.
The body’s immune system will be maintained properly if the body has a balance between proinflammatory response and anti-inflammatory so the body will not be susceptible to illness. The results of the study indicate that coffee has potentiate to regulate the response of proinflammatory and antiinflammatory of the body.Lelyana, J Nanomed Nanotechnol 2017, 8:1
Previous studies also support the findings in this study including this one.
So, what’s next? Are we just going to drink coffee daily and we’ll be able to enjoy the health benefits? Certainly, it is beneficial to drink regular coffee on a daily basis.
If you’re used to drinking coffee with many additives such as creamier and artificial sweetener, you have to change the way you prepare your coffee. Going back to the basics of freshly brewed coffee and drinking it black is a lot more beneficial. Even adding real sugars especially organic brown sugar is a good choice if you can’t drink it black.
The same is true for people drinking all-in-one coffee or coffee that you just tear its pack and pour hot water onto it. This all-in-one coffee, if you read the ingredients at the back of its pack, you’ll find ingredients you don’t even understand. Most of them contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which is bad for health.
So, go back to the basics of simple coffee preparation. Freshly ground and brewed coffee is even better. You can even cold brew your coffee if you feel that typical brewing is somewhat acidic for you.