The Fountain of Youth Was Filled with Coffee

screen-shot-2017-01-26-at-14-03-59With advances in research and technology, coffee is gaining increased admiration for its seemingly countless health benefits. More attention is being given to this miracle bean each year, and our understanding of the wonders it can work is expanding. As it turns out, a nice cuppa is not only a good way to start the morning, but three or more each day can lead you to a fuller, healthier life. There are far too many advantages to list in a single article, so we’ll cover some of the most notable for you to read through while supping a freshly brewed cup.

Boosts More Than Your Energy
According to a study from John Hopkins University, coffee can not only improve your memory for 24 hours, it can provide an immediate mental boost for 45 minutes, putting you in charge. This can lead to faster reaction times, greater efficiency on the job, and an overall sense of awesomeness. While this would seem to be the most common and obvious reason people partake in coffee consumption, it’s physical gains are even more impressive. These effects are largely due to the large quantity of antioxidants in coffee, potentially reducing inflammation and other disorders, but also supporting the body’s maximum performance levels. Athletes have been known to neck off a cup or two before workouts for the following benefits:

  • Potential of a 15% increase in calories burned after exercise
  • Improved physical performance of around 11-12%
  • Endurance being enhanced by a staggering 26%
  • Fat burning raised by 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean individuals
  • More energy and recovery capability
  • Increased longevity and heart health

Reduces Risk with Every Cup
Adding to your state of being is wonderful, but what about all the amazing things coffee reduces? The secrets packed in each coffee bean are only now beginning to be fully understood, and many of the health risks they can reduce make it worth heading to the coffee machine to refuel. An increased metabolism has many obvious advantages for heading an active life, but the coffee (as well as the caffeine, fibre and antioxidants inside) do more magic in the circulatory, digestive, and nervous systems than you might know. Here, we’ll list some fascinating discoveries from various studies and research institutes. Consider the importance of reducing these factors in your life:

  • 3 cups of coffee a day has been found by researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive
  • Cancer Centre to have reduced the participants risk of developing the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), by 29%
  • Coffee has also been linked with a reduced risk of developing gout (in men)
  • Lessens the risk of heart attack
  • 25% lower risk of developing diseases (in men)
  • Each cup potentially cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 7-10%
  • 20% reduction of suicide and depression in certain individuals
  • Halves the risk of Parkinson’s disease
  • Drops the potential of colorectal cancer by 26%

Protects Against Health Problems
The black stuff can also be a strong ally to have in your corner – it’s been long touted as a protector against many of the scariest health problems afflicting adults in the UK. You might want to consider trading in some of the over-the-counter pills and potions for a reliable coffee machine. When taken straight-up, coffee can battle against:

  • Periodontal disease (protective benefit has been shown in combating gum disease)
  • Prostate cancer – 60% increased protection from dying of this disease
  • Throat and mouth cancers (studies indicate a 49% lower risk)
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (research suggests 65% lower risk in participants)
  • An intake of 4 cups daily has been shown to protect against the development and reoccurrence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Coffee is believed to stave off neural inflammation, which can trigger severe health conditions
  • Protection against cirrhosis of the liver (usually due to excessive alcohol consumption)
  • Melanoma

Prevents Common Issues and Ailments
Any wise man knows that prevention is key, and increasing your intake of coffee to around three cups a day now can have a positive impact in the future. We conclude the article with some useful reasons to drink coffee that you may not have thought of:

  • Research has linked coffee to the prevention of retinal damage
  • Preventing cavities – strong black coffee kills harmful bacteria on teeth
  • Stronger DNA as a result of less spontaneous DNA strand breakage in white blood cells
  • When 2 cups are taken an hour before, perceived muscle pain and aches can be reduced up to 48%, or even prevented altogether

Coffee is not just a delicious, useful part of our daily routine – this mysterious and revered drink brings natural healing power to our bodies, while reviving us and making us sharper, faster, and better.