I’m not sure how anyone else feels about it, but my day does not start until that first cup of coffee is in my hand, on its way to my mouth. Seriously, my children have learned that even though Mama loves them more than anything else in the whole world, the first thing I want to hear in the morning is my coffee maker, nothing, nor no one else.
A recent study from Duke University shows that caffeine increases blood sugar levels in diabetics who regularly drink coffee.
These findings are surprising because coffee contains no calories and has a glycemic index of 0. However, caffeine is a stimulant similar to the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or flight response causes a rise in blood sugar.
I am an avid coffee drinker myself and I was not aware that when coffee is taken in moderation, it provides quite a few significant health benefits.
Let’s start off with the fact that coffee beans contain antioxidants. What antioxidants do is protect your body from harmful free radicals, which in turn boosts your immune system. Certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and stroke are just some of the health risks which can be prevented by drinking a cup of coffee a day.