Coffee is always being linked as a drink that is not good for your health. However, lately, there is many studies that begun to show that coffee can actually giving health benefits that can help human body to treating various diseases, including cancer, liver disease, depression, and Parkinson’s. Even the latest news stating that drinking coffee can also help diabetes prevention as well.
Lately, there are studies that said, consuming coffee can reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 arise. Of course this is a good news for those of you who can’t pass a day without coffee. However, for those of you who already have type 2 diabetes, there will be different story. Continue reading to find out how coffee can give health benefits for diabetes prevention.
What is Diabetes ?
First you need to know what is diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s for processing blood sugar. Blood sugar is an important factor for your body as the energy source for your brain, muscles, and tissues. Despite being as energy source for your body, blood sugar also can affecting your body health if the amount of blood sugar is being excessed in your body.
By having diabetes disease, it means there is excessed blood sugar in your body and there can be serious problems that can arise within your health.
Currently there are 2 types of chronic diabetes, which is called as diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Also there is another type of diabetes such as gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that usually occurs during pregnancy. However, this type of diabetes will usually disappear when the pregnant woman gives birth. There is also prediabetes, which is a condition where your blood sugar is higher than usual, but not high enough to be called as chronic diabetes.
Some common signs for people that having chronic diabetes is, they will feel thirsty continuously, they get suddenly weight loss for no reason, feeling weak, irritation, and so forth. If you feel that you are experiencing one of this signs of diabetes then you should contact your doctor as soon as possible for further examination and treatment.
So how can coffee preventing you from chronic diabetes ?
The health benefits of coffee for chronic diabetes actually vary depending on the case. This discussion starts from a research that being published by Diabetology. Scientists from Harvard studied 100,000 people for 20 years, and the study was centered every 4 years. They found out that people who drank more coffee (more than one glass a day) had an 11% lower risk of getting diabetes type 2. However, the opposite which had lower coffee consumption (only one glass a day) having 17% higher risk to get diabetes type 2.
Even it’s still unclear which component in coffee that can help reducing the risk of diabetes in human body and most likely it’s not related with caffeine, because caffeine actually can increases glucose and insulin level in short term. But caffeine is not the only component found in coffee. Some of these components can be the factors that preventing diabetes to arise in your body.
But consuming coffee in long term can change the effect of caffeine to glucose and insulin sensitivity in your body. Glucose and insulin tolerance to caffeine after long term consumption can also be a cause that can prevent diabetes if you drink coffee frequently.
It should also must be noted, coffee consumption that being discussed here is by consuming coffee without added sugar.
People with type 2 diabetes actually have to avoid coffee
Is that true that people with diabetes type 2 need to avoid coffee in their entire whole life ?
A research conducted in 2004 and being published in Diabetes Care found that if people with type 2 diabetes consuming coffee that have caffein in it before eating will increase their blood sugar after they eat since coffee can also help to get better metabolism to digest food. In addition, the researcher’s also found increased insulin resistance. So, although coffee can be useful in preventing diabetes, coffee is actually dangerous for those who already have type 2 diabetes but maybe can be useful for type 1 diabetes.
There is some testimonial’s from our readers that successfully curing their diabetes by consuming coffee routinely that being made by using 90 degree hot water and without sugar being added in it but we had lack of the information about the diabetes type they had.
How about the toppings that are commonly being added to coffee ?
Recently there is lots of people who drink coffee with creamer or sugar being added to their coffee. So if you really have plan to increase your frequency to drink coffee in order to prevent your diabetes then you need to be careful in choosing the topping for your coffee.
Creamer or syrup or sugar that are being added to your coffee containing carbohydrates and high calories that are not healthy for your body. The effects of sugar and creamer in your coffee or espresso when you drink it, may reducing the coffee effects to prevent diabetes. This also applies to sweeteners added to coffee in any type, either sugar or artificial sugar. Once you add sugar to your coffee, the health benefits contained in coffee will be gone especially the health benefits to prevent type 2 diabetes. On the contrary, it will actually make you have a higher risk of diabetes to arise within your body.
EZ Health News recommending to add brown sugar if you need some sweet feel in your coffee but with limited amount, also you can add cinnamon too as a topping in your coffee because cinnamon have effect that can also help you to prevent diabetes.
Your diabetes will not be gone immediately after drinking coffee
Keep in your mind that by drinking coffee doesn’t mean you will immediately being free from the risk of getting diabetes because there is no food or supplement that really can protect you from type 2 diabetes, a healthy eating habit is also needed.
Also be aware of the side effects from drinking coffee too much, such as headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety, worry, and so forth. Consulting to your doctor first to know the best option for you and the side effects that can arise when you drinking coffee.