Not just flavorful and invigorating: top 8 health benefits of drinking coffee

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Not just flavorful and invigorating: top 8 health benefits of drinking coffee

The debate about the benefits and harms of coffee has been going on for a long time. Both its fans and skeptics agree on one thing: it matters how much of the aromatic drink you consume per day. Negative effects can occur if you abuse this natural energy drink.

At the same time, according to SciTechDaily, moderate consumption (about 4 cups per day) reveals a whole range of positive properties of coffee. All of them, by the way, are confirmed by scientific research.

Life extension

The study of the relationship between coffee consumption and life expectancy has been going on for over 10 years. Scientists examined variables such as participants' lifestyles, health, and coffee drinking habits. It turned out that people who drank more than four cups of coffee a day had a 64% lower risk of death compared to participants who did not drink coffee and those who drank very little. In those subjects who were 45 years old or older, this figure was 30%.

Improving brain function

Coffee contains a psychoactive substance that blocks the neurotransmitter adenosine in the brain, which can slow down the transmission of information between neurons. This, in turn, allows other neurotransmitters that are more favorable for cognitive function, such as norepinephrine and dopamine, to work better. As a result, your attention span, reaction time, productivity, and motivation increase.

Physical activity

The caffeine in coffee prepares your body for intense exercise. It releases fat cells for activity and increases adrenaline levels, which is good for sports. Caffeine can also increase physical performance by up to 12%.

Boosts metabolism

Drinking caffeine helps with fat burning and weight loss. Studies show that it can increase fat loss by 29% and boost metabolism by 11% in slim people and 10% in obese people.

Enrich your diet

Coffee contains vital nutrients, including riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and pantothenic acid. This is not to say that it can cover all of your needs, but it's still a good reason to indulge in a cup of your favorite drink in the morning or during a break.

Protect your brain

Researchers claim that regular coffee consumption can help reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline. For example, some scientists have concluded that coffee drinkers are 65% less likely to suffer from senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease than those who do not drink coffee at all.

Liver protection

According to medical estimates, four cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing liver cirrhosis by 80%. Cirrhosis causes the formation of scar tissue that replaces some of the healthy tissue, and it is associated with hepatitis and fatty liver disease.

Reduced risk of cancer, Parkinson's disease, and diabetes

Scientists have found that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee can also reduce the risk of liver cancer and colorectal cancer. When it comes to Parkinson's disease, coffee can reduce the risk by as much as 60%.

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