Have you ever thought that the cup of coffee that you drink every day also has many health benefits?If you thought about giving up coffee, the researchers would advise you not to do so.More and more research conducted by Universities and Institutes reveal that this accessible drink can prevent and combat many health problems.Scientists and doctors recommend us to consume coffee in moderation. Everything that exceeds four cups a day is considered as excess. People who exaggerate can suffer headaches or stomach pain, anxiety, and insomnia.
Coffee drinkers receive daily an important amount of antioxidants, chromium, and magnesium, which help regulate blood glucose levels, helping the body to properly control the secretion of insulin. The main ingredients of coffee are caffeine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, calcium, choline potassium, sodium, phosphorus.
According to a research coordinated by Dr. Robin Poole, specialist health register from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by 19%. Study
According to a study done by researchers from Harvard, people who increase their daily coffee intake by one cup had an 11% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.The scientists tracked over 100,000 people over the course of 20 years and then focused for a period of four years. According to the same research, people who decreased their coffee consumption had increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 17%. Study
Coffee not only makes you smarter according to studies but can also be helpful in preventing degenerative brain diseases, especially Alzheimer and Parkinson.
Alzheimer’s is the most common neurodegenerative condition in the world and one of the main causes of dementia.
According to a new study done by researchers at Albany University in New York, there is a strong connection between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer.
Among patients who presented the main symptoms of type 2 diabetes, about 70% of them showed a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.Study
Experiments have shown that higher coffee consumption can half the level of beta-amyloid in the brain. Beta-amyloid is believed to be the protein responsible for Alzheimer’s.Study
Annually, 31,000 people die every year in the US because of cirrhosis. The main responsibility for the disease is the excess of alcohol, calories and fat. Also, cirrhosis cases are on the rise in Western countries.Following investigations, it was found that coffee consumers show a 70% lower risk of liver disease.According to a report from the American Cancer Research Institute, consumption of 3-4 cups of coffee every day could significantly reduce the risk of liver cancer. Source
Depression is a serious disorder in these days, only in the US, 14.8 million Americans are affected and are often treated with serious medication.
Beyond the benefits to physical health, recent studies show that a cup of coffee a day can make a decisive contribution to stress reduction and depression.
Coffee directly affects neurotransmitters in the brain, responsible for good mood, and coffee consumption increases serotonin and dopamine levels. Study
Researchers from the University of Georgia have found out that a moderate dose of coffee can help reduce pain after a workout by up to 48%.
Also, a dose of caffeine combined with usual pain relievers can act as a pain relieving adjuvant. Study
In July 2017, two studies who tracked approximately 700.000 people, concluded that people with a bigger coffee consumption presented a lower risk of early death.
25% of coffee drinkers involved, had 3 or more cups of coffee every day, among this group, men had 12% smaller risk of dying than those who avoided coffee. And women who drank more coffee were 7% less likely to die early. Source
Coffee contains chlorogenic acid a strong antioxidant that can prevent retinal damage.Following an experiment on mice, chlorogenic acid has been shown to play an important role in preventing degenerative diseases of the retina. Source
Another good news: a cup a coffee a day can keep cancer away. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world and is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.Coffee seems to have a protective role against two types of cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer.Statistics from World Health Organizations shows that liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer is in third. Source
English scientist from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh found that people who drink one cup of coffee every day present a 20% lower risk of liver cancer.The risk of developing liver cancer is almost halved for those who drink 5 cups every day.
Coffee consumed without milk or sugar shows anti-carious effects, thus contributing to dental health.Also according to some Brazilian scientist, a certain type of coffee bean has an anti-bacterial property. Source
Coffee consumption can help prevent DNA damage. These are the results of a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition in 2015.The researchers tracked the evolution of 84 subjects (men only) over 4 weeks. Half of the participants consumed 750 ml of fresh brew coffee, the other half consumed an equal amount of water and avoided caffeine consumption in the same period of time.After 4 weeks, scientists reported that people who consumed coffee presented 27% less DNA breakage than those who drank only water. Study