Contrary to what is prevalent, many studies have recently shown that coffee has many benefits related to health and prolonging life. Consuming 4 or more cups of coffee a day can provide the body with some benefits, such as preventing early death by 16%!
Although excessive drinking of coffee can increase stress levels and raise the level of the hormone cortisol, and the body’s need for caffeine, today we present to you 10 benefits of coffee.
1- Prevents the formation of stones in the gallbladder: Studies have shown that women who drank at least 4 cups of coffee a day, were 25% less likely to form stones in the gallbladder.
2- Prevent depression: Women who drank two or three cups of coffee a day were 20% less likely to be depressed.
3- Improvement of memory: Drinking two cups of caffeinated coffee helps in improving the performance of short and long-term memory.
4- Less risk of diabetes: Studies have shown that coffee lovers are 50% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
5- Reduces the incidence of cancer: Consuming coffee reduces the risk of breast, endometrial, prostate and liver cancers, and types of cancer associated with infertility, estrogen and insulin.
6- Increases metabolic rates: coffee can maintain weight or even make you lose some of it. The caffeine in coffee speeds up the metabolism of some people.
7- Less risk of developing Parkinson’s disease: Drinking two or three cups of caffeinated coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 25%.
8- High antioxidant levels, even more than fruits and vegetables.
9- Stimulates motor and athletic performance: Caffeine-rich coffee stimulates athletic performance immediately upon consumption, especially an hour before exercising.
10- It prevents joint disease: Studies have shown that those who drink 6 cups of coffee a day are 60% less likely to develop joint disease, especially after the age of forty.