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The amazing health benefits of coffee

There are many scientific health benefits of coffee that have been linked to helping people live longer, happier, and healthier lives.


There are many health benefits of coffee that have been linked to helping people live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

The American Heart Association has noted some pretty amazing health benefits of coffee. They found that drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of total mortality. Other major studies confirm that coffee drinkers live longer than those who don’t drink it, and have lower risks of early death.

Based on these findings a person should drink two or three cups of black coffee per day to take advantage of the health benefits of coffee.

Here are five health benefits of drinking coffee
Provides essential antioxidants

Coffee contains polyphenols that are effective at neutralizing free radicals and helping to prevent some diseases. A study by The Journal of Nutrition found that drinking coffee reduced the risk of major chronic degenerative diseases. For most Americans, coffee provides the majority of our daily antioxidants.

Coffee can improve your mood

A study by the Archives of Internal Medicine found that women who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day were 15 percent less likely to become depressed over a 10-year period.

Can lower inflammation

Coffee has direct benefits that could contribute to an overall healthier life and a lower risk for age-related diseases caused by inflammation. And a study published by the European Journal of Neurology found that caffeine intake from coffee was associated with a significantly lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes

In a study published by JAMA, regular consumption of coffee, specifically fully caffeinated coffee, was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Can lower the risk of prostate cancer in men

In a study led by the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers found that coffee-drinking men had a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. The highest-consuming participants ended up having a 20 percent lower risk than other participants.

So whether you are drinking caffeinated or decaf coffee you can still reap a lot of the benefits. Of course, you’ll want to avoid adding cream and sugar to your morning cup of joe.

Interested in other ways to improve your mood, focus, and attention? Check out our article on the best over the counter Adderall alternatives and the cognitive health benefits of blueberries.

Source: Blue Zones

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This GrowthHack was contributed by Keegan
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