Coffee often gets a bad rap and due to my love affair with the stuff I feel compelled to stand up for it. So in light of National Coffee Day I would like to highlight some of the health benefits that research has come to show a steaming cup o' Joe can provide. On average, health benefits were experienced with regular consumption of 2-4 cups of coffee a day. Which makes this girl (drinker of at least that) happy!
Coffee is a real life saver...reducing the risk of premature death.
Coffee can reduce the risk of health conditions such as liver disease, heart disease and heart failure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, gout, and many cancers (especially prostate and breast cancer).
Coffee is a powerful antioxidant...in fact it is the leading source of antioxidants in the American diet.
Coffee has antibacterial properties which can improve oral health and prevent cavities.
Coffee contributes to mental health by reducing stress, fighting depression, improving short and long term memory, cognitive function, and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia later in life.
Coffee can aid weight loss by boosting metabolism.
Coffee can improve athletic performance by providing energy and improving endurance.
"Depresso: The feeling you get when you've run out of coffee"
Today's Coffee-Friendly Resources:
Eatwell 101. (2013). 6 health benefits you didn't know about your favorite drink. Retrieved from http://www.eatwell101.com/health-benefits-coffee
Everyday Health Media. (2014). The best part of waking up: How coffee makes you healthier. Retrieved from http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition-pictures/the-best-part-of-waking-up-how-coffee-makes-you-healthier-1135.aspx#05
McDowell, M. (2013). How drinking coffee could improve your health. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/557242-how-drinking-coffee-could-improve-your-health/
The Crunchy Moose. (2014). The amazing health benefits of coffee. Retrieved from http://thecrunchymoose.com/drink-coffee/
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