A little coffee goes a long way. And I’m not just talking about my favorite beverage’s ability to help you feel more alert and awake.
Coffee can do what so many meds promise but don’t deliver on. It can help slash your risk of major diseases and conditions without any negative side effects for most people.
A daily cup of mud could help prevent…
- heart disease
- heart attack
In fact, coffee drinkers even have a lower risk of premature death across the board.
And now, the latest research reveals one more MAJOR benefit. Scientists have found that coffee can do something no one expected.
It can help deep inside your intestine, enhancing your bacterial balance, and reducing your risk of major chronic diseases.
Testing for coffee benefits
You know the importance of probiotic bacteria by now. You might even be taking a probiotic supplement to help with digestion, immune function, and more.
But coffee takes it a step further. Because the new study finds some benefits you can’t get from a capsule of healthy bacteria, no matter how good it is.
It reveals how coffee drinkers have some incredible differences deep inside the digestive tract – in places scientists rarely get to see.
Typically, these kinds of tests are done via stool samples. But those only show what’s coming out – the “rejects” – and may or may not reflect the actual blend of bacteria on the inside.
So for this study, scientists used samples taken during colonoscopy screenings, essentially giving them a live picture of bacteria colonies in action.
And they found a few absolutely critical differences in coffee drinkers.
2 cups to better bowel health
Folks who have two cups of coffee a day (or more) appear to have higher levels of good bacteria more evenly distributed throughout their large intestine.
They have higher levels of the Faecalibacterium and Roseburia bacteria that are known to help fight inflammation.
Inflammation in the intestines can lead to bowel disorders, digestive problems, and has even been linked to CANCER. So it’s easy to see why having bacteria on your side that can fight these conditions can go a long way toward improving your health.
But that wasn’t the only difference. Folks who had two or more cups a day also had lower levels of Erysipelatoclostridium bacteria.
This is a common bug that nearly all of us have inside our guts. But higher levels of it have been linked to obesity and metabolic disorders.
These key differences could go a long way toward explaining the many coffee health benefits I mentioned earlier.
Obviously, if you can’t drink coffee for health reasons, this isn’t a reason to start. But if you already enjoy a cup or two each day, this is another good reason to keep doing it guilt-free.