A healthy gut is one of the most important things that you can have when it comes to your health. When your gut is working properly, it means that you’re getting the right nutrients, as well as getting rid of the things your body no longer needs. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, better heart and brain health, as well as better mood, sleep, and digestion. There are many things that can help you keep your gut healthy, but what you may not have known is that coffee is one of them.

It has already been observed that coffee drinkers can have healthier guts compared to non-coffee drinkers. Recent studies have suggested that frequent coffee drinkers might have healthier guts because of how bacteria is composed in their guts. One study looked at the link between coffee and gut microbiota. Researchers at Baylor College presented their findings to the American College of Gastroenterology 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. They looked at 34 participants who were asked to undergo a screening colonoscopy and endoscopy to look at the health of their colons. The participants also reported their consumption of coffee and the researchers divided them into groups of who had high and low levels of coffee consumption.

The research found that those who drank more coffee had high levels of the bacterial genera Faecalibacterium and Roseburia, but low levels of Erysipelatoclostridium (E. ramosum), which could be harmful. Although E. ramosum is part of a healthy gut, high levels have been linked to metabolic syndrome. Other bacteria commonly found in gut microbiomes were also higher in heavy coffee drinkers. The study concluded that participants who drank more coffee had “increased richness and evenness of the mucosa-associated gut microbiota and higher relative abundance of anti-inflammatory bacteria”.

Other studies have looked at how and why coffee might have an effect on the gut. One study conducted on lab rats has suggested that it might not be about the caffeine, but the coffee itself. When the rats were given coffee, the muscles in their small intestine were able to contract more. This happened even with caffeine-free coffee, showing that it could be the coffee that keeps the bowels moving. 

While it’s still unclear why drinking coffee seems to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome, scientists are becoming more convinced that the health of the gut and its contents are important to overall health. Drinking one or two cups of coffee a day could provide health benefits for your gut and your overall health.

If you’re looking for a place to get your daily coffee fix, stop by Purc Coffee inside The Planet 13 Complex. The menu includes coffee, specialized drinks and more. The complex is home to a dispensary, production facility, cafe, and bistro. Visit our Las Vegas coffee shop today and find out what the first Vegas greenhouse cafe has to offer.

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