Coffee is Good for Your Health! - 15 Facts

Coffee is Good for Your Health! - 15 Facts

These 15 coffee facts may make you want to drink more coffee!

 
1. Coffee has very low calories - only 2 per cup (taken black) - no regrets!
2. Coffee is high in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients!
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Manganese and potassium, Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3)
3. Increases your fiber intake!
  • A cup of brewed coffee has up to 1.8 grams of fiber (recommended intake is 20-38 grams)
4. Coffee boosts your metabolic rate and can help you burn fat!
  • Moderate coffee intake can improve endurance with aerobic sports and anaerobic exercises. It improves breathing and releases adrenaline into your blood stream.
5. Cuts post-workout muscle pain by up to 48% (2+ cups)
6. Memory and concentration can be temporarily improved after a cup of coffee - great for studying!
7. Coffee can prevent cavities!
  • Though it can cause staining to teeth, coffee has been found to help prevent cavities and tooth decay, but only when consumed black
Research has linked moderate consumption with a longer life span with reduced risk of many diseases
8. Coffee drinks have on average up to a 50% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
9. Up to a 65% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia
10. Up to a 60% reduced risk of Parkinson's
11. There may be up to an 80% reduced risk of cirrhosis (4+ cups a day)
12. 20% lower risk of becoming depressed (4+ cups)
13. May protect against two types of cancer: liver (up to 40%) and colorectal (up to 15%) cancer (with 4-5 cups per day)
14. Up to 20% lower risk of having a stroke
15. Lower risk of Multiple Sclerosis
 
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Hedström AK, Mowry EM, Gianfrancesco MA, et al. High consumption of coffee is associated with decreased multiple sclerosis risk; results from two independent studies. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2016;87:454-460.
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