Downing This Drink SHIELDS Your Liver
Yesterday, I warned you about how fast food harms your liver.
But even if you’re NOT eating at Mickey D’s regularly, being overweight or diabetic can increase your risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other deadly liver complications.
Your best bet is to quit fast food. And to start eating a more natural, whole-food diet.
But I know these kinds of changes don’t always happen overnight. So in the meantime, if you want to provide your liver with some extra protection, I’ve got JUST the drink for you.
Usually, “drinking” is associated with poor liver health.
But that’s the case with drinking excessive alcohol.
Coffee is a whole different (and delicious) story.
It turns out that simply downing your daily “cuppa Joe” helps reduce some of the damage to your liver caused by being overweight or having type 2 diabetes.
This new study included middle-aged adults who were borderline obese, more than half of whom had type 2 diabetes.
The volunteers reported how much coffee they drank while also providing urine samples. This allowed researchers to measure caffeine and non-caffeine metabolites (breakdown products) from the coffee.
Higher coffee intake equaled healthier livers.
Specifically, participants with higher levels of caffeine in their urine were less likely to have liver fibrosis. Meanwhile, those with higher markers of non-caffeine metabolites had lower fatty liver index scores.
In other words, whether you’re drinking caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, your risk of NAFLD will drop, and your liver will thank you.
That’s because coffee contains compounds like polyphenols that reduce oxidative stress in your liver. This leads to less scarring and a reduced risk of other types of damage.
Other studies have found that drinking coffee can also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improves glucose processing in both overweight and normal-weight folks.
This means the delicious drink helps protect your liver from multiple angles at once.
You likely already know that coffee is good for you. After all, I’ve shared all the science behind its benefits with you over the years.
But a study like this one helps us understand a little more about why.
P.S. Following the mainstream’s position on coffee and heart health is like watching a game of ping-pong. Coffee is “bad for your heart” one minute and “good for your heart” the next. Three breakthrough studies have FINALLY cleared the air. CLICK HERE to discover what they found.
Increased Intake of Both Caffeine and Non-Caffeine Coffee Components Is Associated with Reduced NAFLD Severity in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Nutrients. 2023; 15(1):4. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15010004
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