|Ditch that tired bottle of wine and give someone the gift of a healthy liver instead.|
A new study out of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine suggests that drinking more caffeine "may reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)."
According to the study, over 30 percent of US adults may have this condition-- especially those with diabetes and other liver-affecting disorders. The team found a clear correlation in mice between extra caffeine consumption and lower levels of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Your liver controls a myriad of important processes in your body, and weakening its function is one sure-fire way to get into a heap of trouble.
Coffee, like chocolate, is targeted by a sensationalist news cycle, where news reports seem to flip between glorifying or demonizing the product every other week.
That said, it's hard to ignore the correlation revealed in this groundbreaking study. We feel that coffee has the potential to contribute to healthy lifestyles. We've personally read information linking increased coffee consumption to lowered cholesterol and healthier hearts. There are great health benefits of Turkish coffee in particular, which we've also found to be a wonderful smoking cessation tool.
So, why is Turkish coffee a fantastic choice for anyone planning to increase their caffeine consumption?
- It's concentrated: one little demitasse cup of Turkish coffee has the caffeine content of a regular-sized cup of drip coffee, or a shot of espresso.
- It's cost effective: a Turkish coffee pot is far less expensive than the average home espresso machine. You can also use less coffee because it is unfiltered.
- It's delicious: you end up with a tasty beverage that is both pleasant (correctly brewed Turkish coffee is never boiled and never bitter) and full to the brim with the natural oils that give coffee beans their distinct, intricate flavors.
- On the same note: It will be far easier to increase your caffeine intake if you actually like what you're drinking!