Those who love to drink coffee have always insisted that coffee is a magical beverage that could cure us of all our illnesses. Legends have it that the first coffee bush grew from the tears of God of heaven who mourned over the death of a sorcerer. Hence it is claimed that when you drink coffee, you are actually gulping a healthy dose of goodness that will surely go a long way to help you life a long, fulfilling life. In fact it has been scientifically proven that drinking coffee does bring your a lot of health benefits.
Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Coffee
1. Coffee Reduces The Risk of Liver Cancer
We all are aware that our liver is one of the most important organs to help us rid our body of toxins to keep us healthy and fit. It has been found in a research conducted by Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center that consuming 1-3 cups of coffee daily can reduce your risk of getting liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) by 29%.
2. Coffee Lowers The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Contrary to popular belief, drinking coffee can cut down your chances of developing diabetes. Those who drink 6 or more cups of coffee every day will cut their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by a staggering 22%. The latest research conducted by Dr. Frank Hu from Harvard has shown that for each cup of consumed coffee, your risk will be reduced by 9%.
3. Coffee Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
A Korean research discovered that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee are less likely to develop heart disease. In another study carried out in Brazil found that those who drink at least 3 cups of coffee will have less calcification in their coronary arteries. So if you want a healthy heart, start drinking more coffee.
4. Coffee Protect Against Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cirrhosis is a condition whereby your liver is not functioning well due to long term damage caused by for example alcohol. A research published in the Hepatology Journal has shown that coffee and decaffeinated coffee have liver-protecting property that will lower the liver enzyme levels of coffee drinkers. In other words, your liver will be suffering from less damage due to your unhealthy lifestyle. Of course you can stop drinking alcoholic beverages.
5. Coffee Increase Fibre Intake (Goodbye vegetables)
What? Yep~the more coffee you drink, the more fibre you are actually consuming. It is claimed in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that one cup of brewed coffee is equal to 1.8grams of fibre. So coffee lovers just need to drink around 12 cups of coffee to reach the recommended fibre intake of 20-38 grams. So we do no need to rely on vegetables anymore. Yay!
They say coffee makes you look more attractive and desirable too. 😝
6. Coffee Is Your Painkiller
Do you know that coffee is an effective painkiller? If you love to work out, pumping irons in the gyms or simply love to do HIIT exercises at home, you will be happy to note that 2 cups of coffee can cut your post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%. This is confirmed by a finding in Journal of Pain.
7. Coffee Reduces Depression & Suicide Risk
This is really an important discovery and life-saving benefit if you ask me. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, a 10-year research of 86,000 female nurses shows a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers. In another study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, the researchers discovered that those who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to be depressed. Yours truly can personally testify to these findings as I always feel more relaxed after having my caffeine fix. I believe those involved in counselling need to advise their patients to drink more coffee, no? I believe the Befrienders love to drink coffee too.
8. Coffee Lowers Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
If you love to drink coffee, keep drinking as it might help you to stay sane when you get old. There is evidence to prove that drinking coffee can protect us against Alzheimer's disease. A recent study conducted by the Krembil Brain Institute has isolated the compounds in roasted coffee beans that prevent the build-up of brain plague that causes Alzheimer disease. So in other words, coffee is like a supplement to help you prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
9. Coffee Protects Against Parkinson's Disease
If you are worried that age will be catching up with you causing you to develop Parkinson's Disease, then you will need to drink coffee. A recent research in Sweden revealed that your coffee intake will dramatically reduce your chances of developing Parkinson's Disease even if you inherit the Parkinson's genes. Other study has always shown that if you are already developing Parkinson's Disease, drinking coffee can help you slow down or limit the damage.
10. Coffee Drinkers Have Stronger DNA
Though this might sound more like something you hear from sci-fi movies, but drinking more coffee does help you to strengthen your DNA! A study showed that coffee drinkers' DNA exhibit far stronger integrity as their white blood cells will less likely suffer from spontaneous DNA strand breakage. This means you are stronger and fitter. So when you want to pass on your genes, make sure you drink coffee first to make them stronger. LOL 😁
So many different ways to enjoy your cup of coffee
There you have it folks, top 10 benefits of drinking coffee that is scientifically proven. Save and share this list and show it to those naysayers who claim that drinking coffee is bad for your health. The truth is (as revealed by Science), coffee is a damn healthy beverage that can protect you from a host of diseases and even prevent you from feeling suicidal. Heck! Drinking coffee also means you do not need to eat vegetables anymore for fiber intake. So? Start drinking coffee everyone. 😘
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