Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver for reasons unrelated to drinking alcohol. This disease is common and is a reversible condition that can be resolved with lifestyle and dietary changes.

One dietary change is drinking 2 cups of coffee per day.
In a 2010 study published in Digestive Disease and Sciences, researchers compared 137 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with a group of 108 other patients.

The study findings showed a positive connection between coffee intake and higher degree of bright liver (measured by ultrasound bright liver score), along with insulin resistance and obesity.

Later, a 2012 study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics found caffeine to have a protective effect in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Another 2012 study published in the Annals of Hepatology reports that the peripheral antioxidant activity of caffeine in coffee is associated with lower grade nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Recently, a meta-analysis of 118 studies found that although total caffeine intake is not associated with the prevalence or hepatic fibrosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, regular coffee caffeine consumption may significantly reduce hepatic fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

This study is published in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology in 2016.
Other potential health benefits of coffee (when consumed in moderation) include:
Lowering the risk of colorectal cancer
Lowering the risk of developing multiple sclerosis
Reducing the risk of premature death
Lighting mood and fighting depression
Protecting against Type 2 diabetes
Reducing your chances of getting skin cancer
Boosting your physical performance
Helping you burn fat and lose weight
These benefits can be enjoyed only when you drink coffee in moderation, which means not more than 3 cups a day.

High intake of coffee can cause insomnia, anxiety, restlessness and high cholesterol. In addition, avoid coffee if you’re pregnant.

Tips to drink coffee in a healthier way
Always choose a quality brand, preferably organic coffee.

Buy whole coffee beans and grind them at home to enjoy better taste and quality.
Drink just 2 or 3 cups of coffee per day and not more than that.

Do not drink coffee on an empty stomach as it can cause a sharp drop in blood sugar, which can then set up more sugar cravings.
Do not drink coffee after 2 p.m.

Avoid sugar or artificial sweetener in your coffee.

Do not use commercial low-fat and artificial creamers.

Drink it after having your meal.

To improve the taste, add a little bit of cinnamon powder.

Brew your coffee using a paper filter.


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