15 reasons you should be drinking coffee...If you aren't already.

We all know how popular coffee has gotten recently. In fact, people consumer over 400 billion cups annually. But sometimes, people feel guilty drinking it.

Whether it's because you're spending too much money on your Starbucks everyday. Or maybe because you've already had three cups today and you're not sure if you should pour your fourth.

Well, here’s 15 health benefits to drinking coffee, so you don't have to feel guilty anymore!

  1. Boost of Productivity:
    1. Most people wake up with a cup of coffee to increase their alertness and feel more awake.  This helps increase productivity, especially in the workplace.  In fact, studies show that there is a correlation with coffee consumption and occupational performance.
  2. Coffee may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s:
    1. This evidence may not be conclusive, but studies hint at the fact that coffee can in fact decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s.
  3. Coffee contains health-protective compounds
    1. Both caffeic and chlorogenic acid are found in coffee which have positive effects on people’s health! Researchers believe it offers anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antiviral, and anticancer abilities.
  4. Coffee consumption can lower the risk of melanoma skin cancer
    1. Melanoma often comes from exposure to the harsh UV rays of the sun.  It was recently discovered that coffee can protect increase the UV resistance and protect our skin.
  5. Coffee contains antioxidants
    1. I’m sure there are a lot of antioxidants in plenty of foods you eat, but coffee is one of the largest providers of these nutrients.
  6. Drinking coffee lowers the risk of a stroke
    1. There have been studies that show a correlation between higher coffee consumption and lower stroke rates, but you cannot assume that one causes the other.
  7. Coffee can reduce the risk of type two diabetes
    1. Coffee helps cutting out refined carbohydrates and simple sugars, both of which can cause type two diabetes.
    1. There have also been studies that show a correlation between high coffee consumption and lower risk of type two diabetes.
  8. Caffeine helps
    1. Studies show 400mg of caffeine a day increases insulin sensitivity
    1. Caffeine lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
  9. Coffee may protect against liver damage
    1.  Coffee has helped improve lab readings when it comes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  10. Longevity Studies show coffee may help you live longer
    1. There seems to be an association with coffee consumption and lower mortality
    1. In a study with 521,330 participants all from 10 different countries, they found that people that consumed more coffee had a lower all-cause mortality rate.
  11. Coffee is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
    1. Caffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular mortality
  12. Coffee drinkers have lower rates of depression
  13. Coffee has a protective effect on teeth and gums
    1. One study showed an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and periodontal disease
  14. Caffeine boosts physical performance
    1. Coffee helps give you the energy you need to get through the day!
  15. Higher coffee consumption appears to lower cancer risk
    1. This isn’t true for all types of cancer, but there has been inverse relationships between coffee consumption and risk of cancer

So next time you’re questioning whether or not you should be drinking that extra cup of coffee, here’s 15 reasons why you should.

https://www.nutritionadvance.com/healthy-foods/health-benefits-drinking-coffee/

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