Good news for everyone who likes to start their day with at least one cup of coffee. It might be much healthier than we already thought it was. A recent British study suggests that our daily brew may significantly lower the risk of developing or dying from chronic liver disease.
A new British research published in the journal BMC Public Health suggests that people who drink coffee on a daily base have a lower risk of developing and dying from liver disease. Coffee lovers like ourselves have a 21%reduced risk of chronic liver disease and a 20% reduced risk of fatty liver disease according to the study. And if they were to contract it, they would much less likely die from it.
Liver disease is a major health issue everywhere in the world. Estimates suggest that only here in the US 1 in 10 Americans suffer from some form of the disease. Most common causes are viruses, genetics, reactions to medication, excessive alcohol use or combinations of those.
Want to avoid any type of liver condition? The new study shows that preventive benefits of coffee appear to be highest while drinking ground coffee instead of instant. Ground coffee consists of chemical compounds known for their anti-inflammatory properties. However, don't drink too much of the liquid gold. More than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day (which is about four cups) and go easy on the fillers like sugar and syrup.
So go ahead and order another cup of your favorite coffee. We're always happy to serve you, especially when it's good for your health.