|Coffee along with greens are great, including green tea for a healthier liver|
GUEST BLOG / By Kris Gunnars, Healthline.com--Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Thanks to our friends at Healthline.com for the next few Saturdays, this column will highlight one at a time the top 13 health benefits of coffee. Here’s Number Eight:
May Protect Your Liver
Your liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions. Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and many others.
Many of these conditions can lead to cirrhosis, in which your liver is largely replaced by scar tissue.
Interestingly, coffee may protect against cirrhosis — people who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk.
SUMMARY Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, which can be caused by several diseases that affect the liver.
WEEKLY COFFEE QUIZ--Where in the world is this coffee establishment? Answer next Saturday in PillartoPost.org Coffee Beans & Beings post. Hint: His name is Luciano Repetto and he's considered one of the world's best artisan coffee roasters.
LAST WEEK’S COFFEE QUIZ ANSWER— In 1968, late Pannikin founder Bob Sinclair began perfecting his many roasted blends at La Jolla (San Diego) Green Dragon Artist Colony. While the Pannikin’s coffee draws raves, as does its brunch, probably the biggest reason three generations of La Jollans have gravitated here is because it just feels like a home. Some people grab a cozy couch corner, or a seat by the crackling fireplace, with a latte and chill for hours or telecommute via their laptop. The Pannikin actually was someone’s home before 1971, when Sinclair convinced Dennis Wills of D.G. Wills Books to take over and split the property with him. And the friendly, longtime staff enhance the homey feel by engaging in genuine, funny conversations with customers instead of sticking to corporate scripts. That’s Natalie Bessell painting the mural.