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Health Benefits of Coffee

Most of us know what coffee is like, and there are divided opinions about its effect on our health. No matter what age, we have tried a cup of coffee at some point in our life and ended up liking it more often than not. Many of us drink it just because we like it, and many drink it just because of its benefits to the human health. This article is meant to point out the health benefits of drinking coffee.

  • Lowered risk of Type II Diabetes:

Consuming 6 or more cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of type II diabetes by 22%. A research conducted by Harvard Univ’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that consumption of 1 cup of coffee daily reduces the risk of type II diabetes by 9%. If the coffee is decaffeinated, the risk reduces by 6%.

  • Lowered risk of Alzheimer’s Disease:

From the European Journal of Neurology, there is considerable evidence that caffeine may protect you against Alzheimer’s.



  • Reduces suicide risk and depression

A study of 86k female nurses shows a reduced risk of depression in coffee drinkers. Another study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that depression rates reduce by 20% for women who drink 4 or more cups of coffee.

  • Pain-Killer:

You can naturally cut your post-workout muscle pain by up to 48% with 2 cups of coffee.

  • Stronger DNA:

The White Blood Cells of coffee-drinkers have far less instance of spontaneous DNA strand breakage, and hence, the integrity of the DNA becomes stronger.

  • Longetivity:

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that people who were coffee drinkers were at less risk of dying prematurely from heart diseases, diabetes, and forms of cancer.

  • Reduced Liver Cancer Risk:

There is a 29% reduced risk of developing liver cancer if we consume 1-3 cups of coffee.

  • Natural Antioxidant:
    • Typical servings of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries, and oranges fall short on the amount of antioxidant a typical serving of coffee contains.
    • It may dampen inflammation, reducing the risk of disorders related to it, like cardiovascular diseases.

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Footnote:

I know there are mixed reviews on the topic, but this article was solely meant to point out the plus-points of drinking coffee. Though there are significant studies which show that excess amounts of caffeine can harm us, I’ll leave that topic for some other day, maybe.

 

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