Week 7 – Day 2

“Double double” is an very common order at our local Tim Horton’s coffee shops. We love our coffee but is coffee good for you?

According to Dr. Ian Smith, coffee has been documented to lower occurrence of colon and rectal cancer, improve digestion and stabilize blood sugar.

According to a Japanese study of more than 76,000 participants, men consuming one to two cups of coffee daily reduced their risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease by as much as 38%.

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

In that review of studies, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers examined 26 studies that involved 125,000 British people, to find that two or three cups of coffee seemed to have the optimal effect, The Telegraph reported.

So whether your coffee order requires a lexicon or you simply like yours black, coffee does have loads of benefits to you. I’m happy to hear that and will continue to enjoy my morning coffee!