7 Good Reasons to Drink Coffee

7 Good Reasons to Drink Coffee

Few things smell and taste as amazing as coffee does.  The sheer comfort of wrapping your hands around a hot mug, that first gloriously delicious sip and the instant mood and energy boost are all reasons why we love coffee so much.

It’s no wonder then, that coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (with oil being no.1).

You have probably heard many reasons why you should quit the caffeine, but study after study indicates that coffee is actually very good for you.

Here are 7 good reasons to drink coffee according to science:

1.Black Coffee Can Prevent Cavities

Researchers in Brazil found that people who consumed black coffee regularly had less cavities than those who did not consume coffee or added milk and sugar to their coffee.  This is because black coffee kills the bacteria on teeth that leads to tooth decay.

2.Reduced Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

According to Harvard Health, coffee drinkers, especially men, are 25% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.

3.Elevated Mood and Reduced Risk of Suicide

According to a study published in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, adults who drink 2 – 4 cups of coffee a day, have a 50% reduced risk of suicide.  This may be because caffeine acts as a mild antidepressant boosting the production of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain.

4.Less Pain

By just having two cups of coffee after your workout, you can reduce your muscle pain/ aches by up to 48% according to The Journal of Pain.

5.Lowered Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

An 11-year study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that people who drank 6 or more cups of coffee a day, were 22% less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.  This may be due to the antioxidants, minerals and phytochemicals found in coffee.

6.Improves Work Relationships

A 2018 study discovered that in workplaces where coffee is often consumed, workers had a more positive view of themselves and others compared to workplaces where coffee was not consumed.  The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, also found that there was increased participation in group activities.

7.Lowers Risk of Premature Death

A study, examining 500 000 people, found that those who drank two to five cups of coffee per day, were 12% less likely to die.  The study, published in Jama Internal Medicine, showed this to be the case even if the participants drank more than 8 cups a day and genetically processed caffeine slower.

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