Love your coffee? Besides the delicious taste and experience of that perfect cup, you probably don’t need any more reasons to drink coffee. But, if you do, we’ve got them for you!
The latest wave of coffee research brings with it good news about the benefits of your favourite brew. So, in today’s post, we’re going to outline five healthy reasons to drink coffee every day. Bottoms up!
Five (healthy) reasons to drink coffee
1. Pain relief
Coming off a big workout? Research shows that the caffeine hit you get from drinking a coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 50%.
2. Liver protection
While cutting down on the alcohol will help your liver to function better (have a coffee instead!), medical studies show that coffee lowers the liver enzymes of coffee drinkers so that the liver is better protected against cirrhosis.
3. Lower your risk of serious disease
While genetics play in part in many serious diseases, drinking coffee (which is high in antioxidants and chlorogenic acid) has been linked to a reduced risk in contracting Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and depression.
4. Maintain your pearly whites
Strong, black coffee (drunk neat) helps to prevent cavities by killing the bacteria that causes tooth decay. This works best with a simple black coffee – adding milk and sugar negates this benefit.
5. Boost your brain power
Your brain activity increases when you drink coffee. Caffeine affects certain areas of the brain, boosting your short-term memory and helping to prevent cognitive decline. It might make you feel smarter too – as the caffeine works its way into your system, you will enjoy improved reaction times, attention, and logical thinking.
So, how much coffee per day is too much? Or is it ever? The global standard is 2 – 3 cups per day for overall good health. However, adding sugar, milk, or any type of synthetic creamer will reduce (and probably destroy) any potential health benefits so, if you’re drinking coffee for the health benefits, you need to keep that in mind.
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