The question always arises – is the most popular drink in the world beneficial for our health?
The good news is that even today there is a lot of evidence that will confirm this, writes hopkinsmedicine.org.
Namely, coffee contains substances that can help protect your health, according to experts from Johns Hopkins University.
What we know for sure, and studies have confirmed – coffee is a drink of happiness!
Scientists have linked the act of drinking coffee with positive emotions such as satisfaction, friendship, peace and happiness.
Research has also confirmed that drinking coffee has no negative consequences on our emotions, so when you feel the urge to drink this favorite drink right after waking up, keep in mind that it also offers antioxidants that are a powerful weapon in the fight against inflammation, but also protect against development of various diseases.
These are the benefits of coffee:
You could live longer: Recent studies have found that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop life-threatening diseases such as heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease. It also protects against cognitive decline and prevents stroke.
The body could digest sugar more easily: This is the theory behind the research, which says that people who drink more coffee are less likely to get type 2 diabetes.
Experts believe that the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of coffee are responsible for this.
Protects heart health: According to research, people who drink one or two cups of coffee a day can also count on better protection against sudden cardiac arrest, which is a condition that means the interruption of heart activity and weakened blood flow to the body.
Protection against the development of Parkinson’s disease: According to experts, caffeine is not only associated with a reduced chance of developing Parkinson’s disease, but may help those who have already developed the disease.
Your liver will thank you: Even decaffeinated coffee can act as a protector for liver health. Research shows that those who regularly drink coffee do not have problems with poor enzyme balance in the liver, unlike those who skip coffee.
Protection against the development of colon cancer: You may not have known this information, but according to experts, as many as one in 23 women will be diagnosed with colon cancer at some point in their lives. But research shows that coffee lovers have as much as 26 percent less chance of developing this serious condition.
Lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease: In America alone, two-thirds of the population has Alzheimer’s disease, and they are women. But the caffeine found in two cups of coffee can provide strong protection against the development of this condition.
In fact, scientists have found that women over the age of 65 who drink two or three cups of coffee a day are better protected against developing any form of dementia.
Protection against stroke: In women, the consumption of at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, which is the fourth most common cause of death in women in the world, writes Hayat.
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