Perhaps the best demonstration of coffee’s impact worldwide happened recently in Beijing, the capital of tea drinking China,where the US based chain Starbucks opened its largest shop, taking up 2700 square meters and employing more than 400 people. While the shops popularity is not just for coffee’s health benefits. A new study says they are indisputable.
“There are some headline benefits such as a lower risk of dying from many causes, a lower risk of dying from heart disease and stroke,a lower risk of developing heart disease in the first place. And for those outcomes, the maximum benefit, was around 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day.”
Analyzing results of 201 previous studies about coffee’s impact,the researchers at the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine found that drinking coffee also lowers the risk of developing diabetes, liver disease, dementia and even some cancers.The only exception was for pregnant women or those who are prone to bone fractures, but scientists point out the research was only about coffee not what goes along with it.
“It’s not about the sugar, and the syrups and the biscuits, cakes and pastries, and would urge people who are already drinking moderate amounts of coffee, about 3 or 4 cups per day mark to enjoy it.But try and make it as healthy as possible because standard health messages still apply to those other things.”
The greatest benefit was in fighting liver diseases, so researchers are planning a clinical test of using coffee as a treatment for cirrhosis.But for some coffee lovers there may be another circumstance that carries additional benefits, drinking coffee with pets around.
“Pets are not only good for our health but they can be good for our wealth, particularly if you have them in a small business environment, where customers are going to be drawn in to interact with the dog or come in and it’s a really good icebreaker.”Private coffee shop owners take note, having a pet in your cafe, may benefit your business as well as your customers.
George Putic VOA News.