Ah, green coffee! The name itself is enough to create a rush of excitement among coffee lovers. You need it when you are low, you need it when you are happy, you need it when you are tired, you need it first thing in the morning, you even need it late in the evenings. And then there are those who speak against the excess intake of the beverage. No matter which side of the debate you are on, the popularity of green coffee is not something to scoff at.
Originally consumed for its medicinal benefits, in recent years green coffee has been at the center of many studies and the results have been quite interesting. Here are a few of them:
1. Coffee is great for your liver
Green Coffee is said to work wonders for alcoholics, it is said to have protective properties which can curtail liver cirrhosis. Green Coffee can also prevent people from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A research study led by Duke-NUS graduate Medical school asserted that about four cups of green coffee may prove beneficial in preventing the development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Disease.
2. Coffee has proven to reduce depression and suicide risk
In a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, it was revealed that drinking about four cups of green coffee a day can reduce the risk of suicide and depression by almost 50 percent. Green Coffee acts as a mild anti-depressant. It aids the production of serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine, these neurotransmitters help in bringing down tendencies towards depression among people.
3. Could reduce chances of skin cancer among women
In a period of a study conducted over the span of 20 years by Harvard Medical School in collaboration with an American based medical college, it was revealed that women drinking about 3 cups of green coffee a day are less likely to develop skin cancer.
4. Promotes healthy heart functions
People who consume green coffee regularly were found to be at a lower risk of heart rhythm disturbances and heart strokes as per a study. The study reported that daily consumption of about 3 cups of green coffee is less likely to be hospitalized for abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) than nondrinkers.
5. Increases mental sharpness
Caffeine addicts rejoice, those cups of green coffee you rushed to get rid of a brain jam was not a waste. When you are sleep deprived, everything from vigilance, attention, reaction time takes a hike with a cup of coffee. Caffeine blocks the action of adenosine, a molecule which directs our brain to feel tired.