International Coffee Day 2022: can coffee be good for our health?
For the past 21 years the world has celebrated coffee and its diversity on the 1st of October. International Coffee Day aims to celebrate coffee, enjoyed by countless people for its energy and mental boosting effects, yet little is known about the potential health benefits.
Since the discovery of coffee in the 15th century, numerous studies have been conducted on the health benefits of the coffee bean. Many of these discoveries have become common knowledge such as the fact that coffee has been proven to have an impact on energy levels and that it can help in decreasing the risk of a stroke. ¹ More recent studies have indicated that coffee may play a role in conditions involving the brain. Research conducted between 1990 and 2019 explained the link between the consumption of coffee the impact on degenerative brain conditions, like, Parkinson’s Disease² and dementia³
Properties in coffee, both roasted and unroasted green coffee beans have been found to play a role in preventing some non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. ³
Though these properties have been identified there is evidence to show that the green coffee bean (raw coffee) contains more antioxidants and other properties before being altered by the roasting process. ⁴
Coffee, a beverage enjoyed by many contains health benefits and serves as a brilliant ice breaker in social situations. Join us in celebrating World Coffee Day by having your favorite version of a warm or cold cup of coffee ⁵