Coffee crushes chronic inflammation and disease

Protecting your body from serious diseases — like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and autoimmune disorders — feels like an overwhelming task. There’s a lot at stake, after all…

Your health, your independence and your life are on the line. And with all the conflicting health information out there, it’s hard to know where to begin…

But, the truth is, your disease prevention plan doesn’t need to be complicated. You just need to focus on one thing…

Fighting chronic inflammation. That’s because chronic inflammation is at the root of nearly all serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer and autoimmune conditions.

So, your primary goal should be to adopt a few daily habits that keep inflammation levels down but are realistic to maintain. In other words, habits that don’t require a crazy amount of time or an absurd financial commitment…

Like exercising for 20 minutes every day. It’s free, it’s quick and it’s effective. Researchers found that just one 20-minute session of moderate exercise reduces a protein in your blood that’s tied to body-wide inflammation.

You can also indulge in a daily handful of nuts. Researchers found that eating five or more servings of nuts per week lowers the C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin 6 (IL6) inflammation markers in your blood.

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Coffee cools chronic inflammation

It turns out coffee — a drink that was vilified as unhealthy for so many years — can protect your body from a powerful inflammatory protein called IL-1-beta…

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that older adults who drank a lot of caffeine were more likely to be spared from a bodily process that created this inflammation- producing protein.

They were also less likely to have high blood pressure and stiff arteries… which means the inflammation-fighting powers of caffeine had a measurable effect on their heart health.

These findings explain why coffee (and tea for that matter) has been found in several previous studies to decrease your risk of heart problems. And why it’s been shown to have an impact on multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson’s disease risk too. All of these diseases are rooted in chronic inflammation.

But before you start guzzling down cup after cup of your favorite brew, there are a few tips you should follow to get the most from coffee’s health benefits…

The key to healthy coffee consumption

There’s no denying a daily cup of coffee can improve your health. But, since caffeine is notoriously addictive, it’s easy to take your love affair with coffee too far. If you drink too much, you could end up burning out your adrenal glands and doing your body more harm than good. Limit your coffee consumption to one to five cups per day.

You should also avoid adding creamer, sugar or (worst of all) artificial sweetener to your coffee — and here’s why…

The reason you don’t see these same health benefits from caffeinated soda and energy drinks is because they contain artificial colorings, flavorings, preservatives, lots of refined sugar (or artificial sweeteners), additional stimulants, excess phosphorus and a very acidic pH, according to Dr. Michael Cutler.  If you can’t stomach black coffee, consider adding a dollop of coconut oil, grass-fed butter, grass-fed cream or even a sprinkle of cinnamon to make it more palatable.

Most importantly, you should maximize the number of antioxidants you get in each cup. That means you should purchase dark roast coffee — it packs in more antioxidants per cup than lighter roasts. And don’t forget to do your due diligence when it comes to your coffee’s quality. Choose organic, fair-trade coffee when possible, so you can enjoy a healthy cup of coffee without ingesting pesticides and taking a toll on the environment.

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Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine,, and