As if we needed another reason to drink coffee! Did you know that your daily caffeine fix may be doing more than just boosting your energy? It could actually be helping your body reduce certain kinds of cancer, such as brain cancer.
Drinking at least half a cup of coffee (or tea) a day might reduce your risk of brain cancer. In an analysis of European data on the links between nutrition, lifestyle, environmental factors, and the incidence of cancer, a Brown University researcher found that drinking a half cup or more of coffee or tea a day was linked to a reduced risk of "glioma" brain tumors. Men who drank coffee and tea benefited from an even greater reduction in risk than woman. The study included data about more than 410,000 people from nine countries, who were followed for 8.5 years.
The researchers theorize that the antioxidants in the coffee and tea could help protect against this type of brain cancer. Drinking coffee and tea also has been associated with protection against other types of cancers (such as liver cancer) and brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Information form the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Protect your brain and have a mental vacation in Hawaii at the same time by drinking our delicious 100% Kona coffee from the Big Island. Kona coffee has a smooth and rich taste because of the wonderful growing environment of rich volcanic soil, gentle rain, Hawaiian sunshine and cool balmy evening air. Treat yourself to a taste of Hawaii.