Ah, nothing beats the smell and taste of coffee in the morning. However, should we really be drinking a cup each day?
54% of Americans drink coffee daily; in fact, coffee is the most drunk beverage in the world. While some people drink coffee for energy or because they love the taste, it actually offers numerous health benefits.
Let’s take a look a few reasons you might drink coffee:
Coffee Can Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Diabetes
Although drinking too much coffee is itself a bad lifestyle choice, drinking a couple of cups daily is not only okay, it may also reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Coffee Can Prevent Cavities One main health benefit of coffee is that decreases tooth decay. Several studies have shown that roasted coffee beans are antibacterial against the S. mutans, the bacterium that causes tooth decay.
Studies also show that roasted coffee prevents the absorption of such bacteria by the teeth. In the studies, various types of coffee beans were used, both roasted and unroasted, Arabia and Robusta and while all of them provided similar benefits, the roasted varieties seemed to be more active in preventing bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
Coffee May Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s The cases of Alzheimer’s disease are growing at a 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 Coffee contains caffeine, a nootropic that improves your mood and cognitive functioning. In short, it makes you more alert, and boosts your mood.
This is especially noticeable if you’ve been drinking coffee each day for a year and suddenly stop. You might experience a downshift in your mood, and only by drinking more coffee are you able to raise your spirits.
Coffee Is Good For Your Liver Avoid alcohol and drink more coffee is the advice here. While the former can damage your liver beyond repair, the latter 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 might include drinking more coffee.
Coffee Improves Your Cardiovascular Health We’re always being told that coffee is bad for our heart.
True, too much coffee is bad for your heart. If you drank 30 cups a day, as the great French writer Balzac was reported to have done, 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 You might be wondering why you’d 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 rogue free radicals, and coffee contains more than many fruits, including oranges and grapes.
And, Yes, Coffee Could Help You Live Longer Okay, let’s expand on that...
“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.
I am a coffee and tea drinker so I look for the benefits in them, but there are down sides as well.
It all depends on your body, how does it react and what does it need.
Just notice, and with all things please show moderation.