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Health Benefits of Coffee and Caffeine

Don’t drink too much coffee; you will burn a hole in your stomach!

Yeah, we have all heard that sentence multiple times. Most of us don’t function properly until we have had our morning coffee.

And now you have another reason to drink that heavenly nectar – coffee and caffeine are actually beneficial for your health.

Yes, you read that right. There are plenty of benefits of coffee and caffeine that you might be unaware of.

Here are a few of those benefits:

Lower Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the major problems that affects thousands of Americans. It is one of the main causes of heart diseases.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body isn’t able to secrete insulin.

But the risk of diabetes is significantly lower in people who consume coffee and caffeine on a regular basis.  Studies show that the risk of diabetes reduces up to 20% to 50% in people if they are regular drinkers of coffee.

Say Goodbye to Fat

Are you trying to lose weight? Well, add another component to your diet – coffee. If you read the label of any weight burning supplement, you will find coffee listed there as an ingredient.

Coffee is one of the few natural substances that helps you lose weight in a healthy way.

No Heart Diseases

You must have heard the fact that coffee can raise your blood pressure, which increases your chances of getting heart disease.

That is true, but the increased heart rate goes away when you drink coffee regularly.

Though, if you are already suffering from hypertension, that condition won’t go away. 

So, the ‘risk of you getting heart disease is increased by drinking coffee’ is actually a misconception. 

A Cup of Coffee a Day, Keeps Depression at Bay

Depression can take a serious toll on your life. A lot of people suffer from clinical depression.

Studies show that your risk of getting depression lowers significantly by consuming coffee regularly.

Protects you From Diseases

As you age, diseases start to attack you more drastically. Two diseases that are pretty common in older people are Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Though there is no known cure for these diseases yet, there are several things that can keep them at bay, and coffee is one of them.

There are several studies that support the evidence that daily consumers of coffee are at a lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Your Liver is Protected

One of the most important organs in your body is the liver. There are several diseases that affect your liver like fatty liver disease. These diseases sometimes cause a condition known as cirrhosis. One of the things that protects your liver from getting cirrhosis is coffee.

People who consume coffee regularly are at a lower risk of getting this condition.

Now that you know the health benefits of coffee and caffeine, go to the kitchen and brew yourself a fresh pot!

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