Drinking coffee may increase the levels of stress hormones in the body, and trigger addictions to caffeine. However, the following are some of the health benefits of coffee. Note – you need to limit the use of creams and sugar.
- Prevent gallstone disease: Harvard researchers in 2002 found that women who drank at least four cups of coffee a day were at 25 percent lower risk of the gallstones. A previous study found similar results for men.
- Preventing depression: Women who drank two to three cups of coffee a day 15 percent less likely to experience depression and those who drank four cups had a 20 percent lower risk, according to a 2011 report in the “Archives of Internal Medicine.”
- Increased memory: Coffee can help to improve memory, both long- and short-term memory. In a 2005 study presented at the Radiological Society of North America, the researchers found that drinking at least two cups of caffeinated coffee, improve short-term memory and reaction speed. Even more interesting, a study in 2007 found that women aged 65 or over who regularly drink 3 or more cups of coffee a day have better performance on memory tests and were less likely to show memory loss than those who drank only one cup a day.
- Reducing the risk of diabetes: Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes A report in January 2012 in the ‘Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry’ then explain its reasons. That is because the effects of the compounds contained in coffee will deter hIAPP, polypeptides that can produce abnormal protein fibers, which are found in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Reduce the risk of cancer: Coffee consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, endometrial, prostate and liver cancer, and they are associated with obesity, estrogen and insulin. A 2008 study in Sweden found that drinking at least two to three cups a day may reduce the risk or delay the onset of breast cancer. But not only women who benefit. A study recently came out of the Harvard School of Public Health found that coffee-both ordinary or without caffeine, resulting in a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
- Increase metabolism: Coffee can help you to maintain, or even lose weight. A long study in 1980 found that the caffeine found in coffee stimulates the body’s metabolism, and it is only in the “normal,” while the people who are obese, they experienced greater fat oxidation.
- Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease: “Journal of the American Medical Association” in 2000 found that the consumption of caffeine and coffee will produce a lower risk of Parkinson’s. A 2010 study also found that drinking two to three cups of coffee every day someone has a chance to make 25 percent less likely to have the disease.
- Content of antioxidants: A Harvard researcher, Edward Giovannucci, in a study published in “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,” noting that coffee has more antioxidants than most vegetables and fruits. In fact, a 2005 study found that coffee is in the first place as a source of antioxidants in the American diet.
- Improve performance: Coffee and caffeine in it – has been shown in some studies may improve endurance and short-term performance. A 2008 study concluded that the benefits of caffeine before exercise appear in endurance (endurance), the moment of the stop-and-go and in the long-term high-intensity activity. It also may help athletes perform well during strength training, even when lack of sleep, if taken one hour before exercise at a dose of 4 mg per kg body weight.
- Prevent gout: A 2007 study in men aged more of the 40 years of linking long-term coffee consumption with a lower risk of gout, inflammatory condition caused by elevated levels of uric acid. Both regular coffee or de-caffeine, will have a positive impact, and those who drank six cups a day had a 60 percent lower risk avoid gout condition.