Coffee has a bad reputation in some quarters when it comes to health, but a new study released for World Diabetes Day has revealed that drinking as many as four cups a day could actually lower your chance of getting type 2 diabetes by a quarter.
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee announced the good news after putting together the results of numerous other studies, and the study certainly cannot be ignored, given that there are more than 380 million diabetes sufferers in the world today.
Many people limit themselves to just a couple of cups of coffee every day, but it may actually be better to have three or four. What a chore! In general, coffee can improve your metabolism, prevent the absorption of some sugars and reduce the chances of overeating by suppressing your appetite.
The type of coffee you drink is important, however. Caffeinated coffee is believed to be less beneficial than decaffeinated varieties, and filtered is more likely to protect against diabetes than other types. Now there’s the perfect excuse to invest in a good-quality coffee machine to produce great-tasting filter coffee with added benefits to your health. If you’re tempted by this idea, have a look at some of the best-buy coffee machines on the market right now.
Tefal CM210540 ‘Subito’ Filter Coffee Machine | Who knew you could protect yourself against diabetes for just £20? This Tefal filter coffee maker is really affordable and would make a welcome addition to any kitchen worktop. It holds between ten and twelve cups, so you can boost the health of your whole family with just one pot, and it has a handy anti-drip system. The keep-warm function means you can spread out your morning coffee injection without having to make a second pot.
De’Longhi ICM152 Filter Coffee Maker | Coffee aficionados will love this advanced coffee maker, in which several cycles of water help to create the perfect flavour. This machine is packed full of features, ranging from a convenient front-loading capability to the choice of two different brewing speeds and an automatic cut-off.
Philips Saeco HD8423 Poemia Espresso Coffee Machine | This premium coffee maker is on offer at Argos right now, so there can be no better time to invest if you want a stylish design and the ultimate in fine-tasting coffee. The Poemia will allow you to become a barista in your own home and comes complete with a high-performance milk frother to produce the perfect cup every time.
Morphy Richards Cafe Mattino 47070 Programmable Filter Coffee Maker | The programmable function means you can get up to freshly brewed coffee every morning. It also makes up to 12 cups, so is ideal for larger families.
WARING WGB550U Bean-to-Cup Coffee Maker | This model has £30 off at Curry’s at the moment and is ideal for coffee lovers and bigger households. Its 12-cup capacity will ensure no one is left without their morning brew, and you can even use it to grind your own beans.