Coffee became a loyal friend for some people. Moreover, for those who like stay up all night or get a work shift. Plus snacks, has made coffee time so special.
Rob van Dam, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, said this plant that was first cultivated by Ethiopian people is to have benefits for health. His notes: do not drink coffee excessively. And, there are some facts about the coffee you need to know as the following:
- True to say that coffee would raise blood pressure. Because the caffeine has the function to increase blood flow. Hypertensive patients are advised not to consume coffee.
- Drowsiness can be lost with the caffeine content of coffee. However, over-fill the body with caffeine also makes your mind anxious due to insomnia.
- Coffee contains chlorogenic acid. This antioxidant can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 25 percent. But, you should not add sugar or other sweeteners that make you potentially affected by this disease.
- In a study said, diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, cancer and liver cancer can be prevented with a coffee in the normal dose. Read More
According to the study, the risk of stroke or heart attack can be reduced by 50% with an easy way and at no cost. Just be happy.
These conclusions were obtained after researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health examined 200 other studies, and then conclude that positive thinking and be happy are the elixir of heart disease.
For those who always think positive, the blood circulation system always maintained. The blood pressure is not too high. Similarly, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are always controlled.
Those who keep mind always positive are usually easy to be grateful with what you have, and not much to complain, and tend to always be happy.
While for they who are dominated by negative thoughts, it’s easier to complain, pessimistic, do not appreciate what you have, and become unhappy.
However, these findings do not say that a person who is always happy surely not be having a heart attack. Dr Julia Boehm, head of research said, the relationship between happy and reduced levels of risk of stroke is a tendency, not a cause and effect.
That is, if someone is always happy, then it likely will avoid a stroke. Other factors than happy and think positive, of course we also still have to maintain a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Some fresh fruit and juicy have assessed the efficacy to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health, the fruit contains flavonoids that are the same as in vegetables or particular grains, and related benefits for preventing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Blueberries, apples, and pears are the fruits in question. Eat more these fruits, and with a healthy diet and exercise can control blood sugar levels more stable. High specific flavonoids in fruits suspected behind the beneficial effect in lowering the risk of diabetes.
“People who eat higher amounts of blueberries or apples, they tend to have lower risk of type 2 diabetes,” said An Pan, the researcher, as quoted by Reuters Health.
Researchers looked at information from 200 thousand participants who followed the three studies. They filled out questionnaires about how often certain foods and beverages with standard portion sizes. From there, there were 12,600 participants who get diabetes risk. Read More
If you are food lovers of meat, should avoid eating red meat. Meat is in addition to increased risk of diabetes, also lead to increased stroke risk. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health stated that. According to Adam Bernstein, author of the study, the possibility of increased risk of stroke comes from the high content of fat and iron in red meat.
Safer, researchers suggest to eat poultry meat instead. Meat is thought not significant in causing stroke. According to Frank Hu, another researcher in this study, the research for 20 years, there have been cases of stroke in 1,400 men and 2,600 women linked the consumption of meat protein.
In this study, as quoted by Reuters, respondents were divided based on the amount of protein they consume each day. Protein sources that were analyzed consisted of red meat, poultry, fish, milk, and other sources.
The result, men who ate two servings of red meat, there is an increase risk of stroke by 28 percent. Who ate one-third servings of red meat, is lower than that figure. Meanwhile, for women who regularly eat two servings of red meat per day, the risk of stroke increased by 19 percent compared to eating less than half a serving. Read More