Controlling your blood sugar can sap a lot of the fun out of mealtime.
Once you catch a whiff of all those steamed veggies and sugar-free desserts (what’s the point?), even your dog won’t be begging for table scraps anymore!
If you ever wished that managing blood sugar — and preventing full-blown diabetes — didn’t have to taste so terrible, your ship has finally come in.
There’s a delicious ‘miracle’ drink that can cut your diabetes risk in half and even shield your brain from memory loss.
No, it’s not some gritty powdered shake — or one of those veggie juices you make at home that comes out some shade of radioactive green.
I’m talking about your cup of morning coffee.
And a 10-year study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who drank at least a cup and a half of coffee a day cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by an impressive 54 per cent.
How’s that possible? Well, lots of the conversation on type 2 diabetes focuses on blood sugar and insulin. But research has proven that there’s a strong link between inflammation and diabetes as well.
Coffee is one of the most powerful inflammation fighters around. In fact, researchers found that folks who drank the most coffee had the lowest levels of serum amyloid — a key marker of inflammation in your body.
A regular coffee habit will shield you from a lot more than diabetes. Another new study — this one out of Italy, where they love their coffee — found that people who drank one or two cups a day experienced less cognitive decline.
That means fewer of those embarrassing “senior moments” where you can’t remember where you parked the car or mix up your grandchildren’s’ names.
Researchers believe the caffeine in coffee can actually protect your brain against rogue proteins that build up and contribute to memory loss.
I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve treated over the years, who were afraid to drink coffee. They’ve been told their whole lives that it’s some unhealthy vice.
But the evidence is in, and coffee is a certified super food. Coffee has more natural antioxidants than broccoli, grapes and even blueberries. And those antioxidants help to fight free radicals, slow down aging and even strengthen your immune system.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Coffee may lower inflammation and reduce risk of diabetes, foxnews.com