Coffee is one of those products that has a huge fan base throughout the world. Coffee is also a polarizing product because you will find passionate lovers and austere haters of coffee.
Those who love coffee love it because of the flavor, consistency and kick. Whereas, people who hate coffee have accumulated information from a number of resources, which may be credible or hoax.
Coffee haters just whine about one thing and i.e., coffee contains caffeine, which is not good for health. Caffeine is not good for health as it could trigger sleep disorders, digestive issues, and various other health ailments.
What I have perceived after hearing from people is that both, coffee lovers and haters have incomplete information regarding coffee. They don’t know what this bean is incorporated and what the true potential of coffee is.
For millions of people, coffee is the first beverage of the day and the reason is simple. Coffee provides them with all the energy that they require to carry out multiple tasks that await them throughout the day.
However, many people have reservations regarding coffee, and they are not sure as to whether they should include coffee as a part of their daily diet. Well, the debate on a coffee can go on and on, but the fact won’t change, i.e., coffee is good for health.
I’m not being biased on coffee, nor I’m encouraging you to drink it all the time, but what I mean to say is that you should have coffee in a limited quantity in order to enjoy all the benefits of this amazing tropical bean.
Those who don’t like coffee give examples of people who are regular coffee consumers. People who love coffee go a bit too far and drink coffee more than the required quantity, which in turn results in all sorts of health issues.
Therefore, it is extremely important to have coffee in a limited quantity to reap benefits of the same.
Being an inquisitive person, I wanted to know about the benefits of coffee and torment all the myths surrounding this amazing bean.
Therefore, I begin my search and found a number of interesting things about coffee. I was surprised after going through multiple scientific studies to filter out the fact from fiction.
I will explain more than 50 reasons to drink coffee and each one of that reason will be confirmed scientifically, so there is no need to be dubious about those reasons.
Moreover, the coffee I will refer to is not going to be the one from Starbucks, but I will refer to pure, black and unaltered coffee.
Reason being, I have no idea what people do once the coffee is brewed because coffee is prepared differently in different parts of the world.
After going through all the benefits of coffee, I truly believe that coffee should be included as a ‘SUPER-FOOD’. According to scientists, coffee is delicious, healthy and beneficial. Let us know as to why coffee is such an extraordinary thing.
- When staying awake is important, drink a cup of coffee!
There couldn’t be a better start to the list other than this. The reason you should drink coffee is simply that it keeps you awake.
Coffee consists of caffeine, which is the primary element to keep you active. Caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream followed by your brain.
There is one inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which is blocked by caffeine, thus causing a stimulant effect.
- Coffee is a focus enhancer
The presence of caffeine in the coffee does it again. It is an excitant that can boost your ability to focus on the tasks that you carry out after drinking a cup of coffee.
You are going to feel focused and more alert after having a cup of coffee, which is what you need most of the time.
Various studies suggest that coffee if taken in a less quantity can keep you more focused. Drivers usually drink coffee after a certain period of time because they know that they can only drive properly if they are awake.
Drivers need a strong cup of coffee that consists of 80 mg of caffeine to travel a significant distance.
In a recent study, researchers found that drivers who consumed caffeinated drinks performed a lot better than those drivers who took decaffeinated drinks.
Drivers were less sleepy and more active than the ones who didn’t have a caffeinated drink. So, if you are planning to go out on a road trip during the night, then make sure to have a cup of coffee before getting out.
- Coffee can help relieve headaches
If someone has recommended coffee to you at the time when you were suffering from a migraine or a headache, then you should be thankful to that person, as coffee has the capability of blocking certain receptors in your body, which cause headaches and migraines.
You might not be aware of the elements that are present in coffee, but many medicines constitute coffee in different amounts, such as, Migranal, Anacin, Excedrin, Midol, Compound, Fioricet, and Darvon.
If doctors are to believe, then pain relievers consisting coffee as an ingredient can reduce headaches by up to 40%, plus the medicines are absorbed more quickly. If you drink coffee on a daily basis, then you get less affected with headaches and migraines.
However, it is extremely important to consume coffee in moderation because if it is consumed in excess, then you could get dependent upon it. This will also reduce the effectiveness of the coffee in bringing relief from migraines and headaches.
- Get smarter with coffee
There is no doubt regarding coffee being the most popular beverage or should I say a psychoactive product in the world.
I don’t know if you are aware of the fact or not, but psychoactive substances can influence your brain and behavior unlike anything else.
These effects could either be positive or negative, but when it comes to the brain, then coffee affects in a positive manner.
Many studies suggest that there is an inhibitory neurotransmitter named adenosine that gets blocked by the caffeine, which is present in coffee in a large quantity.
With blockage of adenosine, the neuronal triggering in the brain increases significantly, which also releases neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine and also upgrade cognitive functions.
- Coffee, nutrient enriched bean!
For those who believe that coffee is just a source of caffeine, it is extremely important to read some important facts about coffee.
You will get several other minerals and vitamins in coffee that will help keep you healthy. Here is the list of vitamins and minerals that are present in coffee:
- Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA
- Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA
- Pantothenic Acid: 6% of the RDA
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA
Thus, drinking a cup of coffee isn’t giving you caffeine, but a lot of other nutrients as well.
- Coffee is rich in antioxidants
It is a well-known fact that antioxidants help repair damaged cells in the body. Along with that, antioxidants also prevent the development of free radicals in the body.
Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants and drinking 2-3 cups of coffee every day will enhance the level of antioxidants in your body, which will fight off all the free radicals present in your body. You could gain up to 1,300 mg of antioxidants every day by drinking coffee.
It has been confirmed that aging has a lot to do with the relationship of antioxidants and free radicals.
Free radicals incite oxidative stress in the body, which can cause damage during the life cycle of a person.
With the high quantity of antioxidants, these free radicals can’t enter into the body in large amounts, thus preventing premature aging.
- Drink coffee for improving your good cholesterol levels
There are two types of cholesterols in our body, good cholesterol or HDL and bad cholesterol or LDL.
The value of good cholesterol should be on the higher side whereas the value of bad cholesterol should be on the lower side.
Coffee can help improve good cholesterol, which in turn protect you from heart disease. Moreover, coffee has also shown its effectiveness in removing bad cholesterol from the body.
A study was conducted in a medical school based in Minnesota in which researchers have found that there is an enzyme named glutathione, which is present in the antioxidants.
This enzyme is very beneficial for people having low HDL (good) cholesterol. People who have low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of the GPx3 enzyme are less likely to suffer from any heart problems than those who have low levels of both.
- Coffee can reduce inflammation
Inflammation is never a good experience and if there is any inflamed part in your body, then you surely are going to feel a lot of pain and discomfort.
Inflammation can also result in heart disease, but there is no need to worry because you have coffee to reduce inflammation.
Several studies confirm the effectiveness of coffee in reducing inflammation and increasing HDL cholesterol levels.
Drinking coffee eight times a day can help improve HDL cholesterol and lower blood levels that are related to chronic inflammation.
Therefore, coffee is a great drink that can help reduce inflammation in your body, which is the reason for many health ailments.
The most common reason for inflammation is also the presence of free radicals, but since coffee is a rich source of antioxidants, then drinking it could reduce inflammation to a huge extent.
With regular consumption of coffee, free radicals won’t develop in your body. So, coffee is doing all good to you up until now, isn’t it?
- Coffee increases the metabolic rate in your body and burns fat at a faster rate
Coffee contains caffeine, and it is a well-known fact that caffeine can stimulate your body in such a way that more fat is burned in your body in a less amount of time.
Caffeine boosts your metabolic rate by 3 to 11 percent. Your body contains energy in the form of fat, so when the metabolic rate increases, then you start burning more fat than usual.
Coffee can keep this increased metabolic rate consistent if you make a habit of drinking coffee regularly.
I recall an experiment that was conducted on a few people in which half of them were given caffeine half an hour prior to the experiment while other half were not.
Those who were given had higher fatty acids and sweat gland density than those who didn’t consume caffeine.
The outcome of this experiment was to determine that caffeine can stimulate the nervous system and increase lipolysis, which in turn increase activated the density of sweat gland and free fatty acids.
With coffee, you will be able to burn fat in a faster way. If you could combine coffee with exercise, then you will get even better results.
- When you are looking for a low-calorie drink, ask for coffee
Losing weight and getting in shape is the new trend. If you are on a weight losing spree, then coffee can help expedite the process. If you want to maintain your weight, then adding coffee to your diet will help you do so.
One cup of coffee is about 8 ounces, which has approximately two calories and no fat. If you are drinking a cup of coffee that you bought from a coffee shop, then things will be different.
At the start, I mentioned that we are not going to refer to the coffee that is being sold in the café, so this low calorie and no fat coffee that we are discussing is a simple brewed black coffee.
The moment you add milk, cream, and sugar into the coffee, then it becomes high on calories. If studies from Harvard University are to believe, then a tbsp., of milk, sugar, and cream contains 9 calories, 48 calories, and 52 calories respectively. Therefore, it is suggested to avoid sugar and cream, and go for a low-calorie option.
- Coffee will keep you hydrated
A number of studies done on coffee suggest that coffee is just like water when it comes to keeping a person hydrated.
If you have a habit of drinking 4-6 cups of coffee a day, then you will stay as hydrated as people who drink as many waters a day.
However, that doesn’t mean you should always drink coffee when you are thirsty. Drinking 10-12 glasses of water should be included in your daily routine.
- Coffee is a rich source of soluble fiber
What is it that you consume to meet your daily requirement of soluble fiber? If you are drinking coffee regularly, then you don’t have to worry about this soluble fiber, as drinking coffee is helping you fulfill fiber related requirements.
A brewed coffee contains a good amount of soluble dietary fiber that makes coffee so unique. You can’t find as much soluble dietary fiber in any other beverage that is consumed by people on a daily basis.
You are supposed to take 20-38 gram of fiber every day, so drinking 3 cups of coffee is going to meet those numbers.
It is needless to mention, but I must mention that dietary fiber is extremely important for your health.
It will help keep your cholesterol and blood levels up to the normal value, and your bowel movement will also stay normal. Your weight will also not increase that much.
- Workout harder after consuming a cup of coffee
A recent research clearly shows that athletes who had coffee before working-out performed a lot better in the gym.
The time taken by them to get fully exhausted was more than those who didn’t consume caffeine at all. Athletes who consumed caffeine were psychologically readier to perform in the gym.
If you can add a food item that is rich in carbohydrates with caffeine, then the level of glycogen will increase in your body by more than 50% after a rigorous workout.
If you don’t know what glycogen is, then it one of the carbohydrate types, which gets stored in your muscles and also boost your stamina and strength.
The glycogen level in your muscles gets a huge spike when you consume coffee that contains a good amount of caffeine.
If you could make a habit of drinking coffee on a daily basis, then the level of glycogen in your body will never decline.
Moreover, your physical performance will improve because you are getting a regular supply of glycogen on a daily basis.
- Coffee, a muscle preserver
Continuing amazing and unique facts about coffee, did you know that coffee has the ability to set off a part of the brain, which is responsible for releasing ‘growth factor’? This is known as BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor).
This factor promotes and enhances neuromotor function, which is a function that can be considered as the ignition switch for your muscles.
This function can boost the ability of your muscles to perform faster and in a more efficient manner.
When this neuromotor degrades, then problems like age-related muscle atrophy arises. If you make a habit of consuming coffee on a daily basis, then you can maintain BDNF at a normal level. With this, your muscles remain strengthened and protected.
- Consuming coffee post-workout can help reduce muscle soreness
Does your body muscles sore after working out? Then, why not drink a cup of hot coffee, as it will help reduce the soreness of the muscles by up to 48%. Your body will recover from fatigue a lot faster than usual.
The secret to this recovery lies in the ability of the caffeine to affect the brain and spinal cord in a way, which helps reduce pain.
There is one more study, which confirmed the improvements in the performance of people when they consumed caffeinated coffee right before training. They felt a significant improvement especially in the upper body.
Moreover, the soreness in muscles will also reduce much quicker than usual, thus allowing you to carry out longer training sessions.
You are not going to feel as much pain as you would have felt when you were not consuming coffee. This will clearly indicate that your muscles aren’t sore. Your muscles are preserved with coffee, and therefore, the muscles recover quickly. You can exercise more if you recover from previous work out quickly.
- Drink coffee to avoid constipation and keep your bowel health
There aren’t too many natural substances that could keep your bowel healthy, and caffeine is one of those few natural substances.
Besides normalizing bowel movement, caffeine will also increase the rate of digesting food and eradicating waste from the body. Your stomach will feel a lot better once you start drinking coffee.
It is a well-known fact that when your body is able to digest food and remove waste easily, then you are less likely to develop a digestive disease.
You have no idea how powerful caffeine is a stimulant, so this has a direct effect on your digestion.
Your colonic and digestive muscle will contract in an easier way, thus promoting peristalsis. This is the term that is used for systematic contraction and relaxation of all your intestinal muscles, which results in bowel movements.
The risk of constipation reduces significantly when you have a habit of drinking coffee regularly. Caffeinated coffee will promote peristalsis in a more effective manner than water or decaffeinated coffee. So, grab your cup of coffee to get rid of digestive issues.
- Coffee enhances your physical performance
As you would know by now that coffee contains caffeine, which stimulates your nervous system. Then, nervous system transmits signals to fat cells that they need to break down fat present in the body.
This body fat is released into the bloodstream and is used as a fuel. Consuming coffee also increases the level of Epinephrine in the blood.
Your physical performance is going to increase by 10-12 percent, which is huge because things that you were not able to do before are now possible to do.
- Drinking coffee may lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer
Cancer regardless of the type is a disease that we don’t even want our enemies to suffer from. However, cancer has become very prevalent these days.
Colorectal cancer is one of the cancer types that develop in the bowel. Cancer is nothing but a dead part of the body that hurt and/or expands. It becomes important for a cancer sufferer to eradicate that cancerous part of the body in order to avoid further damage.
Colorectal cancer can be reduced by drinking coffee on a regular basis, as coffee has antioxidants, which reduce inflammation.
There is a direct relation between inflammation and tumors, so coffee could prove extremely effective when it comes to reducing the inflammation.
You have 15% less chance of developing this cancer by drinking coffee on a daily basis than those who don’t.
If you could drink decaffeinated coffee up to 4 or 5 cups a day, then the risk of developing this cancer reduces even further. However, if your bowel is fine, then don’t consume this much coffee.
- Coffee is good for gastrointestinal flora
With the regular consumption of coffee, the number of Bifidobacterium can be increased, or in simple terms, your metabolic activity will see an upward trend.
If you can follow a strict diet and include six cups of coffee daily, then you will find an increase in the gut-friendly species known as Bifidobacterium that is present in the gut.
Not just an increase, but coffee will help this bacteria sustain in your body in a healthy manner.
Moreover, when you consume coffee, then the phenolic compounds and soluble fiber that are released into your body will be used by that gut-friendly bacteria to function.
- Coffee helps circulate blood in the body more efficiently
A study was done on the coffee and its effect on the heart indicates that the caffeine present in the coffee can stimulate the heart to make it pump more blood than usual.
This has been checked using a color Doppler that people who drank coffee experienced a 30% increase in the blood circulation for more than an hour.
This experiment has encouraged people to drink coffee because they saw it with their own eyes how coffee soared the blood circulation in their bodies.
With an increase in blood circulation, muscles in your body will get more oxygen, and as a result, the body parts function in a better way.
If your body parts are functioning in a better way, then it certainly will help improve your performance.
- Recover much faster after colon surgery with the help of coffee
Coffee can help expedite the recovery process post-surgery. It has been researched by many doctors that if patients take coffee more than water, then they can recover much faster after the colon surgery.
People who consumed coffee on a regular basis were able to get back onto solid foods sooner than those who didn’t consume coffee.
It is common to have problems in the bowel movements after surgery, but things can be improved significantly by adding coffee into the diet.
People can resume with solid food once their bowel function is back to its original working state.
- Coffee provides great protection against eyelid spasm
Many top researchers from reputed universities have found that the development of eyelid spasm can be prevented by consuming coffee.
Coffee contains caffeine, which doesn’t let involuntary muscle contractions that is the main cause of eyelid spasm.
The medical name of eyelid spasm is late-onset blepharospasm and can be prevented by taking coffee.
Your chances of developing eyelid spasm become a lot lesser by consuming coffee than those who don’t drink it all. The more you drink, the lesser are the chances of developing eyelid spasm.
Caffeine acts on the receptors that are present in basal ganglia, which is a region in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movements of the body.
- Coffee helps repair DNA
Coffee has DNA repair properties. Were you not aware of these? Well, coffee contains Chlorogenic acid, which is a natural chemical compound, which consists of potent DNA repairing properties.
This Chlorogenic acid helps increase the expression of an enzyme responsible for DNA repair. You need to make sure that your body should be capable of repairing damaged DNA quickly because then, the chances of coming across a disease would be less.
- Coffee can protect against cataract
If someone is suffering from cataract, then drinking coffee could help him/her, as coffee has cataract stopping properties.
These properties were confirmed by performing an experiment on rats. Rats were given caffeine, and it was found that caffeine alleviated cataract formation in the rats.
A person suffering from cataract needs to drink around 600 mg of coffee in order to get any benefits of coffee for countering cataract.
A number of research and studies were done on the coffee have proved that coffee contains antioxidants, which are extremely effective in reducing cataract.
If you want to avoid getting a cataract, then you need to take multivitamins that have antioxidants supplements because these can reduce the risk of getting cataract by 33%. The best source of getting antioxidants is nothing else but coffee.
- Coffee provides protection against retinal damage
Chlorogenic acid (CLA) can also provide protection to your retina because retinal degeneration is a normal thing these days.
It could occur due to a disease or just because you are being aged. You can protect your retinas from any damage done by free radicals and oxidative stress.
Retinas are one of those tissues in the body that remain extremely active metabolically, therefore, retinas need a continuous supply of oxygen in order to function properly.
Therefore, it is quite normal for retinas to suffer from oxidative stress. If you can drink 3-5 cups of coffee every day, then oxidative stress can be reduced significantly.
- Coffee reduces risk of gallbladder and gallstones diseases
If doctors from Harvard are to believe, then drinking coffee 4 times a day can reduce the chances of developing gallstones.
Doctors in their observations have found that people who drank coffee multiple times a day had 40% fewer chances of suffering from gallstones than those who didn’t consume coffee at all.
If you don’t know what gallstones are, then these are a liquid that gets stored in the gallbladder and become hardened.
Gallstones can block bile duct, which is a narrow tube that connects gallbladder to the intestine. With this, you could suffer from pain, inflammation, jaundice, and fever.
It is not just the doctors from Harvard who found benefits of coffee in removing gallstones in the gallbladder, but doctors and researchers from Italy have also come across similar findings.
They found that there is a correlation between coffee and gallbladder problem.
A research done by HPFS has determined that men drinking 2-3 cups of coffee have 40 percent fewer chances of developing gallstones, whereas men drinking 4-5 cups of coffee have 45 percent fewer chances of developing gallstones.
When it comes to women who consume one cup of coffee a day, the chances of developing gallstones become less than 9 percent.
Women drinking 2-3 cups and 4-5 cups of coffee a day develop the problem of gallstones 22 percent and 28 percent respectively.
- Coffee also help reduce the risk of kidney stones
Coffee is effective for reducing the risk of kidney stones. It doesn’t matter if you drink a caffeinated coffee or decaffeinated coffee, both are good for protecting the kidney from kidney stones.
In females, the chances of developing kidney stones are reduced to 10 percent. Coffee has a diuretic effect in the body, which allows more urine formation.
When a person excretes more urine, then the chances of developing kidney stones become lower. Kidney stones are very painful and mostly require a surgical procedure for elimination.
These are minute hard deposits of acid salts and minerals formed in kidneys when the urine becomes concentrated. With this, minerals turn into crystals and stick to each other.
If you are curious to know how coffee helps combat the formation of stone in the kidneys, then it has a lot to do with the presence of antioxidants in coffee.
Researchers have found many benefits of coffee in eliminating kidney stones. Even 8 ounces of coffee can provide great results, and if you can consume a cup of coffee with high caffeine content, then the chances of developing kidney stone reduce 20% more than decaffeinated coffee.
- Coffee provides protection against oral cancer
Pharyngeal cancer or oral cancer is quite common these days. With so many chemicals are added into the food, the rate of oral cancer patients is going to rise with time.
However, you can stay protected from it. Want to know how? Well, you should start drinking coffee because that’s how the chances of getting oral cancer can be reduced up to 50 percent.
Drink four cups of coffee (preferably caffeinated) every day and forget about oral cancer. How coffee fights off against cancer cells that cause oral cancer?
Well, the presence of polyphenols and antioxidants do the wonders for people. These can help prevent the development of cancer cells in the mouth.
- Coffee can bring relief from asthma
If you don’t have a habit of smoking, then make sure you stay like that. Additionally, you can develop a habit of drinking coffee on a regular basis, as that will have a positive effect on the pulmonary function.
If you have mild or intense asthma, then coffee can bring huge relief. Coffee consists of caffeine, which has the similar kind of effect on your body as that of theophylline, which is a bronchodilator drug.
Coffee can open the airways in your lungs, thus allowing more air to come inside the lungs. You won’t feel breathless, thus getting a huge relief from asthma.
Problems like coughing and wheezing will also be reduced significantly. Drink coffee and ensure normal functionality of your pulmonary system.
- Coffee can help prevent cardiovascular disease
Drinking a cup or two of coffee everyday can reduce the risk of developing any cardiovascular disease. A study conducted by Dr. Mittleman yielded amazing results.
It showed the inverse relationship between coffee and heart-related diseases. People who drank coffee every day were less prone to heart diseases. The results were most effective in people who drank 4 cups of coffee a day.
This has brought us to a conclusion about coffee that it should be consumed in a moderate quantity to gain desirable results. Drinking more than 4 cups of coffee could put a person at a higher risk, so it must be avoided.
- Coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer
It’s not just mouthed cancer that coffee will protect you from, but chances of liver cancer can also be reduced with a regular intake of coffee.
Coffee drinkers are in a better position when it comes to developing liver cancer than those who don’t drink coffee at all.
In a recent research, doctors have discovered that people who consumed multiple cups of coffee per day had 42% less chance of suffering from liver cancer than those who either consumed coffee occasionally or didn’t drank at all.
It is not confirmed as to which elements in the coffee offer protection to the people against liver cancer, but some researchers believe that it could be several active compounds that are found in coffee, which help prevent development of liver cancer.
- Coffee can help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer
This is a type of cancer, which attacks women in their lining of the uterus. However, women who drink coffee, let’s say 4-5 cups each day are less prone to this cancer, about 25% less prone.
Therefore, women who are drinking just one cup a day should increase that quantity to 4 at least if they don’t want to suffer from this devastating cancer.
The effect of coffee on two elements that are found in the body, which is, estrogen and insulin could be the reason why the risk of developing endometrial cancer reduces.
Coffee alleviates the level of these two hormones in the body, therefore preventing endometrial cancer from developing.
- Coffee reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is confined to men, so all men should carefully read this point. If you drink 4-5 cups of coffee a day, then you could be at 60% lesser risk of developing prostate cancer than those who don’t drink coffee.
A research conducted by researchers at a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre found that males who drink 4-5 cups of coffee on a daily basis not just at a lesser risk of developing prostate cancer, but also at a low progression.
The speed of developing reduces to 59% in regular coffee drinkers. So, go and get a cup of coffee right away!
- Coffee reduces risk of breast cancer
Women drinking coffee multiple times a day are less likely to suffer from estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. If you want to know the percentage, then I’d say 57%. Yes, that’s right!
Women drinking 4-5 cups of coffee a day have 57% fewer chances of developing breast cancer. There are many forms of breast cancer, and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer is among many types of cancers.
This cancer develops when the number of receptors in the body reduces. These receptors are proteins in the cells, which make sure that the activity of specific genes is proper after they are activated by oestrogen.
The number of estrogen receptors is fulfilled by natural chemicals, which also act as estrogen. Along with that, coffee is a rich source of phytochemicals, which is an element that reduces the risk of developing this type of breast cancer.
- Coffee reduces risk of cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a problem that arises in the liver as a result of multiple diseases. If you have a habit of drinking 4-5 cups of coffee every day, then you can reduce the risk of developing this deadly condition by up to 80 percent.
This condition is quite prevalent in people who are alcoholics and is characterized by the replacement of the liver tissue by the process of fibrosis.
Which compounds help reduce the risk of cirrhosis are yet to be found, but a number of researchers think that antioxidants have a lot to do with the prevention of cirrhosis, as those have cancer-preventing properties.
- Coffee reduces the risk of a heart stroke in women
Women drinking a cup of coffee every day are less prone to stroke than those females who consumed less or no coffee at all.
You must be thinking how less, so let me tell you that women who consume coffee regularly suffered from a heart stroke 25% less than others.
Therefore, women need to drink 4 cups of coffee every day in order to prevent stroke. I don’t think if it is a difficult task to do.
This clearly indicates that drinking coffee on an occasional basis or drinking no coffee at all could result in higher chances of getting a stroke, so women are suggested to add 4 cups into their daily diet because that’s how they can prevent stroke.
- Coffee, a skin enhancer
Coffee is great for skin, and there are many face products available on the market that include coffee.
Coffee also helps reduce chances of suffering from Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), which is nothing but skin cancer. If someone is suffering from skin cancer, then there is 90% chance that he/she has BCC.
In the United States, 20% of the total population is going to develop skin cancer later in their lives and it is most likely to be BCC.
This cancer is not in their hands because it is caused when face come into the exposure of sunlight and are damaged.
Coffee can help reduce the damage as it contains caffeine, which eliminates precancerous cells before they could divide and do severe damage to the face.
Therefore, women need to drink 4 cups of coffee in order to stay protected against this cancer. Men too should drink as much coffee as prescribed for women because this problem is not women-centric.
- Coffee fights depression
If you have been depressed as of late because of work pressure, relationship issues or any other problem, then you must have a cup of coffee now.
Coffee will fight off the signals that are causing depression in your mind. Coffee can also wipe out thoughts encouraging suicide.
You won’t believe that drinking coffee 4 times a day can lower the risk of suicide by up to 50% in both, men and women.
People who drank coffee 4-5 times a day stayed 20% less depressed than those who drank lesser or no coffee at all.
The reason why coffee is so effective is that coffee aids in the production of certain neurotransmitters like noradrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin. Coffee acts as a mild antidepressant.
- Coffee reduces stress
Stress is the most common problem in the world today. You’ll agree with me upon this. I think you can eradicate stress from your body by smelling the aroma of fresh coffee.
You don’t have to drink it as smelling the coffee would serve the purpose. Stress is related to the brain, so when you smell the coffee, the brain proteins that are associated with the stress start getting reduced.
Coffee can also reduce hypertension, as the compounds found in coffee increases the content of oxygen in the blood and enhances blood circulation. But, you will have to make a habit of drinking coffee on a regular basis.
- Coffee reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes
Various studies suggest that those who consume coffee regularly are immune to type-2 diabetes.
Researchers believe that regular coffee drinkers have 23-50% lower risk of suffering from type-2 diabetes, which in my opinion is a huge number.
The combination of caffeine, Chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acid is doing the trick here. These compounds are found in the coffee and can prevent the build-up of a dangerous protein known as human islet amyloid polypeptide.
If this protein stays in your body for a long time, then it kills pancreatic cells, thus resulting in the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Various studies have been done all across the globe and each one of those suggests the same thing, i.e., coffee is good for health and can prevent the development of type-2 diabetes.
The researchers at Harvard did a study on coffee and found that regular consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of getting type-2 diabetes by up to 11 percent.
With this, it is confirmed that coffee has an inverse relationship with diabetes, so you must include coffee in your diet moving forward.
However, it is advised to only drink black coffee because if you add milk, sugar, and cream, then that gives rise to the calories and glucose in the drink and eventually, your body.
- Coffee offers protection against dementia
Again, it’s caffeine, means, caffeine is the element that could lower down the risk of dementia. Moreover, it will kill off the symptoms and causes of dementia.
A study was conducted on 100 odd people with an age group between 65 and 88 years. All those people were having mild cognitive impairment, but it was found that people having higher levels of caffeine in their blood were less susceptible to developing dementia.
With this experiment, it was proved that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of dementia by approximately 65 percent.
The caffeine content in the bodies of coffee drinkers was at a critical level, which eventually helped them overcome dementia.
If you are one of those people who confuse dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, then let me tell you that both these conditions are not same.
Technically, Dementia is not a disease, but it is a term that is used to denote a group of symptoms.
A person suffering from dementia will have difficulties in recalling recent incidents, names, and conversations.
They will always remain confused and also suffer from behavior changes. Dementia includes Alzheimer’s disease.
- Coffee offers protection from Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease usually attacks elderly people, but they can prevent this disease by starting drinking coffee three times a day.
It has been studied in a Florida based research center for Alzheimer’s disease that if the caffeine level in the blood of a person is high, then Alzheimer’s disease can be avoided.
Drinking a minimum of three cups of coffee a day could prevent a person from getting this disease.
There is one case study that was done in 2002, which clearly suggests that there is an unidentified component in coffee that caffeine interacts with.
This interaction causes an increase in the level of caffeine in the blood, which eventually stalls the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Caffeine has an inverse relationship with Alzheimer’s disease, so consuming caffeine in the form of coffee is going to work like wonders for those suffering from this dreadful disease.
- Coffee reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and also brings relief from symptoms
You may seem this a bit out of the box, but it is true. You can protect yourself by drinking a cup of coffee on a daily basis.
The reduction of risk is in the range from 30% to 60%. Not just the reduction in the risk of Parkinson’s disease, but also an improvement in the symptoms.
I’d refer to ‘coffee beans’ as ‘magic beans’, just like ‘sensu beans’ from ‘Dragon Ball Z’. If coffee can help you overcome the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, then there is something magical in the bean.
You need to take 100-200mg of coffee every day to get any benefit against Parkinson’s disease.
With this, researchers have also found that caffeine has the ability to block adenosine A2A brain receptor.
These receptors are found in larger quantities in people suffering from Parkinson’s disease than ones who don’t.
The mobility of people who have less active brain receptors will be better than those who suffer from this deadly disease.
- Coffee can improve your memory
Coffee is a wonder bean and you will agree to it. So, continuing on this, I would like to add one more amazing feature on the list, i.e., coffee is a memory sharpener.
If you have a habit of forgetting things, then you should start drinking coffee. Within a matter of a few weeks, your memory will become sharper than ever before.
You will keep remembering things that happened with you or told to you weeks or months before.
To back this claim, there was an experiment that was conducted a few years ago in which people were given a cup of coffee (200 mg) and told to remember a few patterns of pictures.
They were able to remember those patterns. In that group, there were people who didn’t consume coffee, and they just couldn’t remember all those patterns.
All the people were having memory issues, but those who drank coffee performed a lot better.
Therefore, you must start drinking 200 mg of coffee on a daily basis in order to have a consolidated memory.
- Coffee may stop ringing you hear in the ears
Admit it; ringing in the ears is not something that you like, right? If you want to get rid of it, then the simplest way would be to start drinking coffee.
There have been reports in which it is confirmed that people with high caffeine consumption had the least encounters with tinnitus, which is the medical term used for ringing in the ears.
Ringing in the ears has a lot to do with the nervous system, and as we know, caffeine stimulates the nervous system, so it got to suppress this problem.
- Coffee improves dental health
You must have seen a lot of advertisements in which they show that too much of coffee makes teeth off-white or yellowish.
Well, I don’t know how true or false their claim is, but I know one thing for a fact, i.e., coffee contains antibacterial, which inhibits plaque formation and also prevent dental decay. One popular antibacterial is caffeine itself.
A few years ago, a research took place in which theophylline and caffeine, two compounds that are found in coffee were tested against two antibiotics, which are cefotaxime sodium and ampicillin sodium in countering different types of bacteria, and it was found that caffeine was a lot more effective at inhibiting bacteria than those two antibiotics.
- Coffee stimulates hair growth
Getting bald is a nightmare for many people. Hair is an integral part of the body for many, and the very thought of hair fall and going bald depresses people.
Coffee is known to have a stimulating agent in the form of caffeine that could re-initiate hair growth. Caffeine has the ability to negate the negative effects of testosterone on the hair growth.
I would like to mention an important thing regarding the relation of coffee with hair growth, i.e., hair growth won’t happen suddenly, so don’t start brewing up gallons of coffee thinking you have gotten a secret recipe.
Coffee will play its role, but you will have to do a few other things to regrow hair on your head.
- Coffee increases sperm count and fertility
Men fertility is a hot topic these days, as most men are not able to impregnate women. This is a lot to do with the sperm, its count, and activeness.
The healthier the sperm is, the better is the chance of a female to conceive. Coffee can help improve the health of sperm and therefore, resulting in female pregnancy.
There is a term called ‘sperm motility’, which is used to describe the strength and endurance of sperm as they get on the way to fertilize the egg during mating. The sperm should be able to swim efficiently and as deep as possible.
An experiment was conducted recently in which some 4,500 men took part. Some of those were given caffeinated coffee and then, their sperm health was checked.
The results were quite amazing, as those who didn’t drink coffee have a lower semen volume than those who drank a cup of caffeinated coffee.
- Coffee provides protection against erectile dysfunction
Coffee is rich in caffeine, and this caffeine has the potential to increase the flow of blood in the body like no other thing.
The blood flows at a great speed in the penis as well, and as a result, penis stays erect for a longer duration.
Erectile Dysfunction is basically an inability of a person to have an maintain erection. That person can drink coffee on a daily basis, which will ensure a good supply of blood to all the organs of his body including the penis, which in turn will help avoid developing erectile dysfunction.
If a man who is suffering from erectile dysfunction could manage to consume 250 mg to 375 mg caffeine every day, then the risk of developing erectile dysfunction could be reduced significantly.
The higher the quantity of caffeine, the lesser is the risk of suffering from ED. However, make sure that the quantity doesn’t exceed 375 mg.
This information is based upon facts as there was a test conducted on 3700 odd men who were aged 20 years and older. The test was conducted at the University based in Houston, TX. In that test, half of the men were given 2-3 cups of coffee and then, their erection was determined.
The results were identical to what researchers expected in the first place. Those who consumed coffee didn’t suffer from ED as much as those who didn’t consume coffee at all.
- Coffee offers protection against gout
There is an inverse relation between coffee and gout. If a woman is drinking coffee for past many years, then her chances of suffering from gout become lower.
This has been proved in a research that was carried out on approximately 90,000 nurses over a period of 25 years.
Results showed that women received benefit from drinking coffee; let it be caffeinated or decaffeinated. However, they drank it on a daily basis, which paid the price.
Women who consumed four or more cups of coffee had 57% less risk of gout, whereas, women who consume 1-3 cups of coffee had 22% less risk of developing gout. This is an amazing research work that cleared a number of things about coffee.
- Coffee, for a long and healthy life
Death is inevitable, but you can dodge it for a few days or weeks or months by switching to a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Add coffee to your diet and reduce the risk of death by 10%. Nobody is going to give you such an offer, so you must grab it.
By drinking two or more cups of coffee on a daily basis, you can lower the risk of death by 10%. For women, the percentage is 15%, so women should definitely drink 3-5 cups of coffee every day.
Coffee is a special ingredient that is gifted to us by Mother Nature, and we must make full use of its true potential to improve the lives of people.
Spread the knowledge about coffee and be a part of the change that coffee brings in the lives of the people.
That was all about coffee, so now, I’m sure that your perception about this tropical fruit that we denote as a ‘seed or bean’ most of the time.
Coffee has the ability to change your life for good, but it is important to consume this product in a limited quantity because if consumed in excess, a blessing can turn into a curse in no time.
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