Top 10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

There are many good reasons to drink coffee and only a few reasons not to. You may not like the flavor, but you’ll definitely like what coffee has to offer.

10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

1. Cut the Pain

The Journal of Pain found two cups of java can help cut post-workout pain by up to 48%. Enjoy a cup 30 minutes to an hour after your workout to receive the best results. (1)

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2. Increased Fiber Intake

A cup of coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber out of the recommended daily intake of 20-38 grams. A couple cups can relieve constipation and increase digestive health. (2)

3. Protection Against Cirrhosis of the Liver

Of course, you could just decrease the amount of alcohol you consume. More recent studies show coffee’s liver protecting benefits. Then, another study suggested that both coffee and decaffeinated coffee lowered liver enzyme levels. (3, 4, 5)

10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

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4. Lowered Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People who consumed more than 6 cups of coffee per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes. A recent review of research from Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that the risk of type II diabetes decreases 9% for each daily cup of coffee consumed – decaff coffee decreasing risk 6% per cup. (6, 7)

5. Lowered Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

There is considerable evidence that caffeine may have a major impact on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. (8)

6. Reduced Suicide Risk and Depression

A study lasting 10 years with 86,000 female nurses shows a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers. Another study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health discovered women who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to suffer from depression. (9, 10)

10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

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7. Protection Against Parkinson’s

People with Parkinson’s disease aren’t the ones you will find smoking or drinking a cup of coffee. Newer research from Sweden revealed that drinking coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s even when genetic factors come into play. (11)

8. Lowered Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers in Korea found that study participants who drank 3 to 5 cups of joe per day were less likely to show the beginning signs of heart disease. Other dietary factors should be noted as Koreans typically consume different foods than do Westerners. (12)

9. Stronger DNA

A study found that coffee drinkers have DNA with stronger integrity since the white blood cells of coffee drinkers had far less instance of spontaneous DNA strand breakage. (13)

10. Reduced Colorectal Cancer Risk

Moderate consumption of coffee can lower the chances of developing colorectal cancer by 26%. The great amount consumed – the more protective benefits received. (14)

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