Is it about time we were nice to coffee and coffee drinkers? Coffee is one of those things that we like to have a bit of a moan about, and we come up with all sorts of outrageous claims. The fact is that some people can tolerate certain foods, or drinks, better than others. Personally, I can’t tolerate orange juice at all, but I can enjoy the health benefits of coffee. I am glad about that as I have found that coffee can do wonders for my IBS, and I have to confess that I slightly addicted to the taste of coffee as well.
Health Benefits of Coffee
Did you know that in those countries where a lot of coffee is drunk, such as Finland and Sweden, the risk of bowel cancer is considerably lower? On average people drink eight cups of black coffee in these countries, and seem to have less bowel health problems. There is certainly a link, and scientists recently discovered that coffee could indeed keep your bowel healthy. Now, all they need to do is to figure out the active ingredient, and we have another natural remedy to help us.
Coffee certainly is a very gentle stimulant, but some people are sensitive to the oils and caffeine in the coffee. It is the caffeine which makes us hyperactive, unable to sleep and generally can make us feel a bit shaky. Caffeine does not affect your heart, but the oils in coffee can do that. But, one of the health benefits of coffee is a stimulant and can make us more mentally alert.