Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
I am one of those people who HAS to have coffee in the morning. In all honesty, I drink it get help me wake up and get geared for our morning show. Health benefits? No, I don’t consider those at all. Much to my surprise, however, there are a number of benefits to drinking coffee as long as you don’t load it up with sugar and cream. What are they? TheWeek.com. looked at an article by Harvard Professor Dr. Rob van Dam and found these benefits listed.
–Coffee may help fight depression. Folks who quaffed four or more cups of java a day were 10 percent less –likely to be depressed than someone who didn’t drink coffee at all.
– It may be good for your liver. Numerous studies have suggested that caffeine helps the liver regulate itself.
–It may lower your risk of type II diabetes. Consuming three to four cups of coffee a day was found to be associated with a 25 percent lower risk of developing type II diabetes.
–It may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Multiple studies have suggested that coffee drinkers have up to a 60 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the beverage may help reduce a person’s risk of Parkinson’s by 32 to 60 percent.
– It’s a legal performance boost. It’s hardly a secret: Athletes and coaches have long used coffee to boost athletic performance before a competition
via 7 purported health benefits of drinking coffee – The Week.
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