Wine And Coffee Are Good For Your Health

Posted: May 4 2016, 5:13am CDT | by , Updated: May 5 2016, 12:30am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


Wine and Coffee are Good for Your Health
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  • Liquor and Caffeine in Coffee and Tea are Good for the Body

The latest research shows that liquor and caffeine in coffee and tea are good for the body, not to mention the mind.

There are those teetotalers who do not even go near a glass of red wine and believe it or not, many people also forgo any tea or coffee. They seem to think that the caffeine fix will leave them addicted to the beverages. The latest findings though contradict this commonsensical approach to reducing these food-based drugs from our diet. They hold many benefits in store for those who consume them in moderation on a regular basis.  

All three, wine, coffee and tea help the gut microbiome diversity of their consumers. Therefore eliminating these three wonder liquids from one’s diet would be a big mistake. Not all bacteria are bad and cause illness.

Some of them that exist in our gut are very good for our health. They promote not only a fit physique but are also necessary for mental health. There are in reality trillions of bacteria in the stomach and small and large intestines. They maintain the physiological balance of the body.  

The good bacteria fight inflammation while the bad bacteria cause it. We all have both of them but in differing ratios. The new Dutch study proves once and for all that drinking one or two glasses of wine a day and a cup or two of tea or coffee will influence the gut bacteria in a salubrious way.

Also the consumption of yogurt or buttermilk helps these gut bacteria remain in a balanced state. However, drinking whole milk as well as eating a diet high in calories will lead to a damaged gut microbiome. 

The study looked at normal folks instead of those with diseases. 1100 people participated in the study. They were given questionnaires regarding their eating schedules and medications.

The frozen fecal matter from these individuals was observed under a microscope to find out more regarding their gut microbiome. The information gained was detailed and rigorous.

There were over 60 factors that were discovered that infleunced gut health. The main point was that diversity was key to maintaining good health. Antacids, antibiotics and the diabetes drug metformin decreased this diversity.

Illnesses were usually a result of a combination of genes, environment and the individual’s personal choices. While genes could not be changed, the choices one made and the environment could be partially modified. This could lead towards the betterment of one’s health status.  

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