For most, the main benefit of coffee is the flavor and the caffeine buzz. However, this delicious beverage also has numerous health benefits, which provides even more incentive for you to enjoy that morning cup!
Let’s take a look at five ways coffee can help improve your health.
Recent findings from a study conducted by the University of California Irvine suggest that people who consumed “moderate amounts” of coffee (two cups per day) decreased the chances of an early death by 10%.
Low-grade chronic inflammation is linked to a number of diseases — including hypertension, heart disease, and even arthritis or lupus. In the same way that caffeine blocks certain brain cell receptors to bless us with energy throughout the day, it also blocks receptors and pathways that are responsible for producing inflammatory molecules in the brain.
Not only does coffee help you shrug off the morning fog, but it can also have long-term mental acuity benefits. Several studies suggest that coffee drinkers have as much as a 65% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than those who don’t. As you might suspect, healthy eating and an active lifestyle can help reduce your susceptibility to the disease, but on the days when you just can’t bring yourself to eat a salad or go for that run, it’s good to know that coffee has your back.
According to a 2011 Harvard study, women who drink at least four cups a day have a 20% lower risk of developing depression. This is due, in part, to the release of dopamine in the brain when we drink coffee. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for those warm, happy feelings you get when you take that first sip of coffee in the morning (or when you discover your Regular Coffee shipment has arrived). Drinking coffee, along with healthy lifestyle and eating habits, can help your brain feel happy and healthy.
According to a study by Norwegian researchers, office workers who drank coffee reported less pain after 90 minutes of computer work compared to those who didn’t. The study suggests that caffeine is one of the major contributing factors in this pain reduction because it narrows the blood vessels slightly, restricting blood flow and reducing pain.
Coffee doesn’t just taste good — it’s also loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are critical for good overall health, including:
Coffee shouldn’t be the only place you get these nutrients, but it’s a great place to start!
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