(Ana Sandoiu / Medical News Today) — More and more research is unpacking the health benefits of drinking coffee. Drinking just one cup may fight off unhealthy fat, ease inflammation associated with obesity, or even protect the brain into old age.
Furthermore, drinking at least three cups of coffee every day may keep arteries healthy and supple by preventing a calcium buildup and staving off the risk of clogging.
Coffee could also help fight off diabetes by improving blood sugar control and can keep the liver healthy and “happy.”
But how exactly coffee yields all of these wonderful health benefits has remained somewhat of a mystery.
New research shines some light on the mechanisms behind coffee’s effects by looking at the links between coffee and the health of the gut microbiota. (…)