Coffee does not only taste good, drinking coffee also has health benefits. Read this blog for ten reasons to drink coffee daily.
Of course fruits and veggies also have tons of antioxidants, but the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee.
Researchers at Seoul National University did a study on this and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to their stress.
Studies have long shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease and the icing on the cake was a report in ScienceDaily 2012 stating that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease too.
A massive study published in 2006 that included 125,000 people over 22 years showed that those who drink at least one cup of coffee a day were 20% less to develop liver cirrhosis, an autoimmune disease that could lead to liver failure and cancer. Studies have also shown that coffee can help prevent people from developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Watch Episode 6, Season 14 of "Food Unwrapped" where Jimmy Doherty investigates the popular belief that coffee can sober people up and also looks into new research linking consumption of the beverage and a reduced risk of liver disease!
A study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10% less likely to be depressed than those who don’t. This is because of the antioxidant properties and also because coffee acts as a mild antidepressant by aiding in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed 112,897 men and women over a 20-year period and, apparently, women who drink three or more cups of coffee a day are much less likely to develop skin cancer than those who don’t.
You’ll remember our post when we talked about how a cup of coffee before a workout jolts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling. Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes’ muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, therefore saving the body’s small reserves of carbohydrates for later on in the exercise.
According to The American Chemical Society, coffee also lowers risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50%. Subsequently, with every additional cup, the risk gets lowered by 7%.
Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami found that people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer’s disease two to four years later than others with lower caffeine.
You usually drink coffee when you are sleep-deprived, right? Well, that much-needed jolt not only keeps you awake, it makes you sharper. According to CNN, coffee allows your brain to work in a much more efficient and smarter way thereby improving the complex functions associated with intelligence such as reaction time, vigilance, attention and logical reasoning.
To conclude? Coffee rocks!:) And we love making it. Well, drinking it as well:)
The Bean Team