I love coffee, who else does? Coffee is the most popular beverage. Some people like to drink it hot others like it cold. Some like it black others like it with milk. It tastes good, it also helps you stay alerted and awake, plus it boosts your energy. Recently there have been studies that prove drinking coffee has many benefits to our bodies. Coffee is not only considered a good way to help you wake up in the morning, yet research has shown it helps in reducing the risk of many dangerous diseases. Let’s take a look at the list of benefits of coffee on our health as per recent studies.
1. Good before and after workout:
Coffee increases your endurance during exercise, making you perform better and longer. It increases your alertness by providing more adrenaline in the body that will energize you to exercise better, besides, it decreases muscle pain that occurs after heavy work out.
Studies have shown that drinking coffee can raise your metabolism and help you burn fat faster, thus losing weight.
Coffee, caffeinated or decaffeinated, is a huge source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect body cells from damage. It also fights inflammation and protects against cancer.
New research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that women who drink more than four cups of coffee daily are less prone to risk developing endometrial cancer. Researchers have also found that regular coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from liver, colon, breast, and rectal cancers than non-coffee drinkers.
3. Minimize the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a serious health problem that affects a huge percentage of people. A recent study has shown that the consumption of more than one cup of coffee daily can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
4. Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease:
Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease. Although there is still no cure for it yet, there are many ways that can help to reduce the risk of developing it through having a well-balanced diet with regular exercise. Recent research has found that drinking 3-5 cups per day for middle-aged people can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia by about 65%.
5. Coffee can protect from liver disease and liver cancer:
Studies have shown that coffee protects the liver from developing cirrhosis, a liver disease that affects the liver tissue. Coffee has been proven to reduce the risk of developing liver disease by 80% and by more than 40% of having liver cancer when drinking more than 4 cups of coffee daily.
6. It fights depression:
There is another study that shows that coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from depression than non-drinkers and are less likely to commit suicide.
7. Improve your memory:
Caffeine increase your alertness keeps your brain sharper and more vigilant. It also enhances your memory. Studies have shown that two eight-ounce of coffee each day can improve your long-term memory.
To sum up, coffee can help you live longer as it prevents and protects against many diseases, reduces the risk of suffering from depression. Coffee boosts your mood and energize your day and make you less prone to fatigue and laziness.