Ah, that sweet smell of coffee in the morning. Who doesn’t love coffee? Should we really be drinking a cup each day?
54% of Americans drink coffee every day! Coffee is the most drank beverage in the entire world.
While some people drink coffee for energy or because they love the taste, it actually offers numerous health benefits (bonus!).
Let’s look at 10 more reasons you should drink coffee on the daily:
- Coffee Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Diabetes
Over 29 million American’s now have diabetes, and the number one factor behind it? Yes, poor diet and bad lifestyle choices (no surprise there).
Drinking a couple of cups daily is okay, it reduces your risk of developing diabetes. Although, drinking too much coffee is itself a bad lifestyle choice. And let’s not order extra cream and extra sugar. That rules all the good out.
Scientists at Harvard School of Public Health evaluated data from 128,000 healthcare professionals who were surveyed about their diet choices for more than 20 years. During those two decades, 7,300 of them were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but the ones who drank more than one cup of coffee daily, had an 11% lower risk for the disease.
- Coffee Can Prevent Cavities?
One main benefit of coffee is that it decreases tooth decay. Several studies have shown that roasted coffee beans are antibacterial against the S. mutans, the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Studies also show that roasted coffee prevents the absorption of such bacteria by the teeth.
- Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s
The cases of Alzheimer’s disease are growing at a very scary rate, but there are preventative measures you can take to lower your risk and drinking coffee is one of them.
- Coffee Improves Your Mood
We know coffee has caffeine, but do we know what caffeine is? It’s a nootropic: fancy word for it improves your mood and mental function. In a nutshell, it makes you more alert, but it also boosts your mood.
- Coffee Is Good for Your Liver
Avoid alcohol and drink more coffee. I know, not what I want to hear. But alcohol can damage your liver beyond repair, and coffee just wants to protect it.
- Coffee Could Prevent Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is now one of the fastest growing cancers in the world, and more and more people each year are being diagnosed with it.
There are things you can do to cut your risk, and this includes drinking more coffee. Scientists think that caffeine is responsible for this, but no final conclusion has yet been reached.
- Coffee Improves Your Cardiovascular Health
We were being told that coffee is bad for our heart.
Truth, too much coffee is bad for your heart. If you drank 30 cups a day, you are putting yourself at massive risk of having a heart attack. However, if you drink coffee each day in moderation, you can actually improve the health of your heart.
- Coffee Strengthens Your DNA
Why do you need to strengthen your DNA? But why wouldn’t you?
DNA strands can break. To prevent this rather alarming thing from happening all too often, you could drink more coffee, as caffeine tightens DNA integrity.
- Coffee Is Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are your body’s first line of defense against free radicals, and coffee contains more than many fruits, including oranges and grapes.
- And, Yes, Coffee Could Help You Live Longer!
“Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation. They might be responsible for the inverse association between coffee and mortality. However, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects.” – Ming Ding, M.D
Translation: Coffee good, live long.