Here’s the final verdict on whether coffee can prevent cancer. Coffee drinkers, you will be pleased!
For years, various studies have provided opposing research on the relation between coffee and cancer. Luckily, the World Health Organization has put alarming information about the cancer-causing carcinogens in coffee to rest.
They recently released a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In this large-scale study, scientists took more than 1,000 studies about coffee into consideration before concluding that the regular drinking of coffee reduces the risk of cancer – specifically, one to five small cups (150ml) a day. To put into perspective, that means no more than three short servings (240ml each) of Starbucks drinks.
Hold on tight to your coffee cups because it reduces the risk of liver cancer by 25 per cent, and uterine cancer by 30 per cent, both common diseases in Singapore. Luckily, this metabolism-boosting drink, which is a rich source of antioxidants, has found a secure place in most of our diets.
Additionally, daily coffee consumption also decreases the risk of contracting life-threatening heart and neurological diseases. A study in the report, including one million people, proved that coffee drinkers are less likely to be victims of suicide as coffee stabilises your emotional wellbeing. So, enjoy your coffee with renewed confidence that you are toasting to a longer life, with improved metabolism and better wellbeing.
Note that although drinking coffee is a plus point for your health, sugar retracts those benefits. Kopi, a popular beverage in Singapore’s coffee-rich culture, contains added sugar that could be damaging to your waistline and overall health over the years.
If you can’t take the bitterness of coffee without adding sugar, try these more wholesome ways to make coffee taste better.