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The Health Perks of Coffee

The Health Perks of Coffee
April 21
12:21 2016

If the only thing that motivates you to climb out of your warm bed in the morning is a cup of joe, you are going to be happy to hear that coffee is good for you!

83% of Americans are coffee drinkers with the average drinker finishing three cups a day. So, it’s a good thing coffee consumption has health benefits or we would have a serious coffee epidemic on our hands.

The unhealthy stuff are the creamers and sugars added to coffee, but drinking it black has an array of health benefits.

Without further ado, here they are.

It helps prevent cancer

Studies have shown that coffee can reduce the risk of colon, reproductive, breast, bladder and prostate cancer. This is because caffeine reduces inflammation. According to research by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, drinking at least four cups of coffee a day “may be associated with significantly reduced cancer recurrence and death in patients with stage III colon cancer.”

Improves your liver functions

While alcoholic beverages have a detrimental effect on your liver, coffee has a positive one. In a few studies in the UK, coffee was determined to reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis (disease of the liver) by 44%.

Helps to maintain your weight

According to research done by the University of Copenhagen, drinking coffee was linked to a low risk of Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. But again, adding lots of sugar and creamer will diminish this!

Lowers your overall disease risk

Besides cancer and liver disease, drinking up to four cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of dying from strokes, heart attacks, Type 2 Diabetes and neurological diseases. Researcher believe the reason for this is because coffee has polyphenols and minerals that have various health benefits.

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