Coffee. Just the word makes me feel happy.
If loving coffee is wrong, I don’t want to be right. If I was stranded on a deserted island, I’d want some coffee there along with best friends and family.
Sitting at my local Dulce Café, while tucking in to a scrumptious breakfast, I realised that this experience was perfection. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it helps meet your nutritional needs and provides you with the fuel for an active day.
Coffee complements your breakfast as it provides the stimulating boost for your mind and body to kick start your day in a good mood.
Those of us who are addicted to coffee (put down that third cup and raise your hand) would probably love to think all that java consumption is good for us in ways beyond just waking us up. Well, guess what? A new study has found that drinking coffee – both caffeinated and decaf – may be beneficial for your liver, helping to protect it.
Published online in the journal Hepatology, researchers tracked the coffee drinking and liver function of 27,793 people and found that those who drank three cups of coffee a day were about 25 percent more likely to have normal liver enzyme levels, an indicator of good liver function, than those who drank no coffee. The results held true for coffee drinkers regardless of whether they favoured caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee.
Coffee may be good for you in other ways, too:
It may lower your risk of death, including from such causes as heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, though not from cancer.
Coffee and caffeine consumption has also been linked to a lower risk of suicide.
Coffee drinkers may be at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Male coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk for Parkinson’s disease.
Caffeinated coffee may reduce the symptoms of asthma.
Drinking caffeinated coffee may lower the risk of developing gallstones.
Caffeine may enhance cognition and boost long-term memory.
At Wiesenhof, they have a passion for good coffee. Wiesenhof prides itself in having the largest variety of gourmet coffees supplied from our own roastery, which is complimented with a full menu consisting of breakfasts, light meals, substantial meals and signature dishes, cakes, scones, muffins, croissants and salads.
Coffee makes us feel so good because it is able to tap into virtually every reward system our brain has evolved. So, what are you waiting for, add a warm cup of coffee with your breakfast at any Dulce or Wiesenhof for the perfect start to your day.