Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Be honest, how many cups (that's right 8 oz. cups) do you drink in a day? With all that coffee drinking going on, don't you want to know what it's doing to your body? Let's find out! Whether you are an occasional coffee drinker or a bonafide coffee addict, here is a list of every health excuse you will ever need to justify your coffee habits.
1. Type 2 Diabetes
More than 15 health studies have shown that increasing your coffee consumption by one cup a day can lower your risk of type 2 Diabetes by 11%. Coffee is naturally very high in antioxidants and nutrients which can help prevent tissue damage. It also contains minerals that help your body to produce natural insulin, leading to a lower risk of Diabetes.
Drinking coffee has been shown to decrease the risk of Parkinson's Disease, and the caffeine can also help improve the symptoms of those who have already been diagnosed! Although health professionals are still unclear how this works, studies are consistently showing the coffee is linked to lessen symptoms and risk of Parkinson's.
3. Preventing Liver Disease and Liver Cancer
Apparently a daily cup of joe helps to keep your liver more healthy! Research shows that drinking 3-4 of coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by 40%! That's incredible.
4. Heart Failure
Coffee can reduce the risk of heart failure by 11%.
5. Alzheimers and Dementia
A 2009 study in Finland showed that people who drank 3-5 cups of coffee a day were 65% less likely to develop Dementia and Alzheimer's disease than people who didn't drink coffee or only drank coffee occasionally.
That's a big difference! and here are a few more...
Lowers the risk of prostate cancer
Lowers the risk of stroke
Can help prevent and break addictions
Helps to lessen the affects of ADHD
Lowers chances of depression in women