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The Healing Greek Coffee

Posted by moodhacker on July 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM





Indeed, the special Greek Coffee, has been proved to promote heart health protect against heart attack and lead to longer life?


A groundbreaking study shows that to reap the most potent heart-health and long-life rewards of coffee, you should opt for super-powered Greek coffee.


A recent study published in Vascular Medicine featured elderly residents from the Greek island Ikaria. Those who drank boiled Greek coffee daily had better overall cardiovascular health. That’s saying a lot when it comes to Ikaria, where people live well past 90 far more often than they do elsewhere in the world.



The Greek Secret of Coffee

Two things make Greek coffee superior: its concentration and preparation, both of which deliver more of coffee’s known protective compounds directly into your cup.


First, Greek coffee is not brewed, but boiled, an ancient method developed in Yemen long before filtering was ever used. Not only does boiling coffee create a rich, creamy foam called kaimaki (kaee-MAH-kee), it also extracts far more nutrients from the coffee beans than filtering does.


Second, Greek coffee is made from Arabica coffee beans ground extra fine. The result is more concentrated antioxidants and less caffeine per ounce than typical American coffee.

Because of these distinctions, Greek coffee is richer in the heart-healthy compounds coffee is known for: chlorogenic acid, polyphenols, and other lipid-soluble substances.



Greek coffee has been shown to…


  • Protect your arteries
  • Decrease your risk for diabetes
  • Improve overall immune health
  • Protecting Women’s Hearts

In the Ikaria study, led by profesor of Universy of Athens, Christodolos Stefanadis , it was found that those who drank Greek coffee had healthier blood vessels.





In addition, the researchers discovered that Greek coffee protects against endothelial cell dysfunction. This is a specific type of heart disease that affects the endothelial cells that line your blood vessels, and it’s on the rise. Worse yet, it’s especially deadly for women.


When the endothelial cells become inflamed, arterial plaque can latch on and build up inside your blood vessels, eventually triggering a heart attack.


Greek coffee’s super-concentrated heart-protective nutrients quell inflammation in the vessels and the endothelial layer. Blood flows more freely and plaque buildup is prevented.


The Greek Coffee Tradition

Coffee is an important part of Greek culture. Ikarians consume about 3 to 5 small demitasse cups a day. Each Greek serving contains about 100 mg of caffeine—about the amount you’d get in a cup and a half of American coffee.





Other caffeine studies have also repeatedly shown the antioxidant properties of coffee that have also proven to be cancer fighting . 

Most studies show greater benefit when four or more caffeinated coffees are consumed daily.



Recent Caffeine, Coffee, and Cancer Studies

Here are just a few of the studies that support the notion that caffeinated coffee reduces risk of certain types of cancer.

 

  • Oral Cancer: More than 4 cups of coffee a day decrease oral and head cancers by 39%.
  • Uterine Cancer: Woman who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have less chance of uterine cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer: Men who have 6 cups of coffee a day reduce their prostate cancer risk by 60%.
  • Brain Cancer: At least 5 cups of coffee prevents certain types of brain cancer by 40%.
  • Colon Cancer: At least 2 cups of coffee a day can cut colon cancer risk. A newer study showed that colon cancer patients who drank four or more servings of coffee a day were 42% less likely to have bowel cancer recurrence after surgery and treatment. This study was conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. An even newer study also supported this previous research regarding the reduced risk of colorectal cancer among coffee drinkers.
  • Breast Cancer: At least 3 cups of coffee a day can prevent or delay the onset of certain types of breast cancer. Another study showed that at least 2 cups of coffee consumed along side the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, resulted in 49% less early breast cancer recurrence among breast cancer patients in Sweden.
  • Liver Cancer: Coffee drinkers have 41% less instance of liver cancer. A more recent study showed that 1-3 cups of coffee a day reduces risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma by 29%. 
  • Endometrial Cancer: Women who consume at least 3 cups of coffee a day have a 19% decreased risk of developing endometrial cancer, which claims the lives of about 10,000 women in the USA each year. 
  • Caffeine protects against lung cancer. A new study published in the Experimental Hematology & Oncology journal showed that caffeine inhibits a couple of proteins found in lung cancer cells, which in turn prevents the cell’s growth and reproduction.
  • Skin Cancer: A recent study published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that caffeinated coffee drinkers were less likely to develop melanoma. The more coffee people consumed the less risk was observed. 





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