More and more benefits are turning up with a favorite morning treat- that some would call necessary fuel for even getting out of bed.
It turns out, though, that this morning staple that is considered a dessert in etiquette circles has the power to protect people from type 2 diabetes.
For those who can’t even think about starting their day without fueling up on a cup of hot coffee, there is a reason to keep chugging the caffeinated powerhouse beverage.
In a study out of Qingdao University’s Department of Epidemiology, researchers found an inverse correlation between coffee and development of type 2 diabetes. What they found was that as a person’s coffee consumption increased, their risk of diabetes plummeted.
They also found that the more coffee a person drank, the more shielded overall they were long term from developing the disease.
Now it should be said that the biggest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes is the consumption of sugar, so if you are after the protective benefits of coffee- don’t “doctor” it up with a ton of cream, sugar, syrups, or other additives.
Plain, black coffee is the ticket. While researchers found that caffeine did play a role in the reduction of risk of diabetes development, they also found that even decaffeinated coffee had protective powers as well, insulating people with as much as a 30 % reduced rate of developing diabetes when consuming at least 1 cup per day.