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Health Benefits of Coffee

Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee Only a few recent years ago, drinking coffee was considered a vice on par with smoking cigarettes. But the pendulum has swung firmly in the opposite direction. Recent studies have linked moderate coffee consumption -- about 3 cups a day Below are a few of the evidence-based benefits that have been confirmed in actual human studies (the sources at the bottom contain direct and indirect links to the published papers.) But nothing can be all-good, and so you should skip coffee if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, sleep problems, or suffer from anxiety. with a host of health benefits for ailments ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Depression Alzheimer's & Parkinson's In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed. Coffee may help keep your mind sharp as you age by slowing the onset of neurode- generative disease. Multiple studies have suggested that coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer's and dementia, and the beverage may help reduce a person's risk of Parkinson's by 32-60%. Stroke Heart Disease Recent studies in Japan and Sweden show that coffee drinkers have as much as a 20% People who drink 2-3 cups per day have a 25% lower risk of death from heart disease, lower risk of stroke. according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health. The anti-oxidants in coffee have several beneficial effects for the heart including the improvement of blood vessel function and the reduction of inflammation. Cancer Women who drink 3 cups a day have half the risk of developing colon cancer, and are much less likely to develop skin cancer. Also, research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2011) showed that Diabetes Harvard researchers discovered that coffee consumption reduces the risk of prostate cancer, and particularly lethal prostate cancer, in men. long-term coffee drinkers had a significant- ly reduced risk of developing type-2 diabe- tes, the most common form of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%. Physical Performance Liver Cirrhosis Caffeine is found to increase physical perfor- mance by 11-12% on average by mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues and making them available as fuel. You may want to grab a strong cup of coffee half hour before your next trip to the gym. Drinking just two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis by 80%. Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%. Source: Wall Street Journal -- "Good News in the Daily Grind“ Infographic by New York Times -- "This is Your Brain on Coffee" The Atlantic -- “The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like" The Atlantic -- "Guiltless Coffee? The Drink May Actually Make us Healthier" Authority Nutrition -- "Top 13 Evidence-based Health Benefits of Coffee" Huffington Post -- "11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Everyday" YO re The Atlantic -- “The Case for Coffee: All the Latest Research to Defend Your Caffeine Addiction, LÉTSEATOUT in One Place"

Health Benefits of Coffee

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There was a time not too long ago when coffee was considered a vice on par with cigarettes. How things have changed. Research now shows numerous health benefits associated with moderate coffee drinkin...






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