Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages you will ever drink. And it’s tasty too (of course you can throw in a few barista skills to improve on this). Scientifically speaking, coffee has many beneficial nutrients that lower the risk of several diseases. Most of these diseases have no cure. Below is what you can achieve when you are loyal to your daily cup of coffee.
1. Lowering The Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases just after Alzheimer’s disease. Being a disease that has no cure, prevention is the only way to go. Caffeine in coffee has shown to help reduce the chances of acquiring the Parkinson’s disease. In addition, according to the journal Neurology, the caffeine in coffee does help those already suffering from the Parkinson’s disease by enabling them to control their movement.
2. Coffee Protects Your Liver
The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. However, in spite of this, it is still prone to various diseases, with liver cirrhosis being the most dangerous of all. Coffee has the ability to protect the liver from cirrhosis.
3. Coffee Takes Care Of Your Stress
According to research, coffee drinkers have a relatively high tolerance towards depression. We all know that depression starts with a few stressful situations. These magnify into greater life challenges, and before you know it, depression kicks in. If we can avoid the initial stage, then we would have very few cases of contemplating suicide. In a Harvard study, coffee drinkers had up to 20 percent lower risk of being depressed.
4. Lowers The Risk Of Cancer
Coffee has a protective ability towards two most common types of cancers; liver and colorectal cancer. These are the third and fourth leading causes of cancer worldwide respectively. Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth of body cells.
Coffee lowers the risk of liver and colorectal cancer by up to 40 percent and 15 percent respectively. Don’t take my word as the gospel truth, Professor Frank Hu, did the research. He concluded that if you consume high amounts of coffee, you are less likely to suffer from liver cancer. Awesome!
5. Lowers The Risk Of Heart Disease
It is true that caffeine increases your blood pressure. But this happens in small amounts. However, this effect eventually wears out with frequent coffee drinking. The good news is that coffee drinking reduces the risk of abnormal heart rhythms by up to 20 percent as compared to those who don’t drink coffee.. So your heart keeps beating lively with every sip of coffee you take.
6. Coffee Can Make You Live Longer
Diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Drinking coffee was found to lower the risk of mortality by up to 20% in men and 26% in women. And since coffee helps to reduce the likelihood of being sick, your chances of an untimely death also decrease.
7. Sources Of Antioxidants
Coffee has large amounts of antioxidants present. Statistics prove that there are more antioxidants in coffee than in both vegetables and fruits combined. Making your coffee at home is what I recommend. You can adjust the amounts and sugars to your liking. And you don’t have to be a barista to make good coffee at home. Just invest in a good espresso maker, and you are good to go. This will also ensure that your coffee is healthy and the antioxidants haven’t denatured.
Each time you take coffee, remember that you are enhancing your health. Besides, coffee can brighten a bad day. Just keep the sugars in check or use natural sweeteners such as honey, to ensure you get the most out of it. How do you love your coffee?