Miracle Drink Busts Blood Sugar and Heart Disease

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Most of us agree that no morning starts until we’ve had a cup of coffee.

And with good reason. Coffee’s full of caffeine, antioxidants and polyphenols that kick your mind and body into gear.

But according to groundbreaking Japanese research, coffee could be doing a lot more than giving you a morning jolt — it could also be protecting your body from heart disease and diabetes.

You see, special compounds called chlorogenic acids can slam the brakes on your blood sugar, decrease your appetite and even help beat back oxidative stress — one of the key drivers of inflammation and disease.

For the study, researchers gave 19 healthy men a test meal followed by either a polyphenol-rich cup of coffee containing 365 mg of chlorogenic acid or a placebo.

Three hours later, the scientists tested the participants’ blood.

And what they found was stunning…

Those who drank the coffee had significantly lower blood sugar, increased markers of blood flow and vascular health as well as lower levels of oxidative stress.

Even better, the coffee group experienced a significant increase in an important hormone called GLP-1, which is vital for appetite and blood sugar regulation.

When you look at these results as a whole, it seems that by simply drinking a cup of coffee after your meal, you can ward off dangerous maladies like diabetes and heart disease.

A 7 oz. cup of coffee can have 70–350 mg of chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid levels decrease during the roasting process. Therefore, choosing a brew that’s lighter is an easy way to close this gap and get more of these health-boosting compounds.

Can’t do coffee?

No problem.

You can also get chlorogenic acid by taking green coffee bean supplements. You can pick these up at your local pharmacy or through vitacost.com. Be sure to look at the label for chlorogenic acid content.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

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Sources

[1] Coffee polyphenol consumption improves postprandial hyperglycemia associated with impaired vascular endothelial function in healthy male adults

[2] Chlorogenic Acids in Coffee

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

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