The reason behind the correlation could be due to how coffee impacts insulin: “Phenolic compounds in coffee (e.g., phenol chlorogenic acid) have been demonstrated to stimulate secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1, which may thereby improve glucose-induced insulin secretion and insulin action,” researchers state. Black coffee is also considered anti-inflammatory5, which is another possible reason for the correlation.
More research is needed to confirm these findings on the general population and look further into different types of coffee and the potential pros and cons of each. Still, it’s one helpful argument for the coffee lovers out there.
Now this doesn’t mean any type of coffee is inherently healthy. In fact, loading up your drink with added sugar could increase your risk of CVD6. So, keep your cup on the simpler side and be mindful of portions and timing. Below, some tips: