6 great benefits of drinking coffee

For the love of coffee

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When you feel dizzy yet you have tasks that need to be completed, you grab a cup of coffee. Same case when it’s chilly and need some warmth. But besides its great taste, aroma and keeping you awake, coffee has other great benefits.

Check out these science based benefits of coffee:

1. Boosts short term memory

Studies have shown that drinking coffee keeps you alert and boosts your brain activity. The caffeine present in coffee stimulates the central nervous system enhancing the brains’ activities.

2. Rich in antioxidants

Just like garlic, turmeric and green tea, coffee has antioxidants. Antioxidants fight inflammations that cause conditions such as arthritis and also free radicals that cause chronic diseases such as cancer. Also, coffee contains chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that helps in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

3. Protects your liver

Scientists have established a link between coffee and liver cirrhosis. Although cirrhosis mostly occurs due to alcohol abuse, it’s also caused by infections. Drinking coffee regularly acts as a natural detox thus protecting the liver from damage.

4. Reduces the risk of dementia

Dementia is such a devastating condition not only to the patient but also to those around them. It affects one’s memory, thinking and daily habits. According to research, drinking 3-5 cups of coffee daily in your middle age years reduces the risk of dementia in your later years.

5. Lowers the risk of depression

Depression affects one’s moods and can lead to suicide in its severe stages. Drinking coffee regularly has shown to reduce the likelihood of depression by around 20%.

6. Prevents type 2 diabetes

When your body does not use insulin properly, you get type 2 diabetes which is the most common type of diabetes globally. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found out that people who increased their coffee intake were less likely to get diabetes type 2 as compared to those who did not change their intake.

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