Coffee helps prevent liver disease
If we have already seen that coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer, another study from the California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program concluded that regular coffee consumption is also linked to a lower risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (CEP), a rare autoimmune disease of the bile ducts in the liver. In addition, it also reduces the incidence of cirrhosis (especially the alcoholic) in a negligible 22%. The research was published in the journal Hepatology.
Coffee is good for the heart
A team of researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health found that moderate consumption of coffee (2 cups a day) protects against heart failure. In detail, the decrease in risk represented an 11% compared to those who did not consume coffee.
Coffee reduces the risk of stroke
A Japanese study monitoring coffee consumption of 83,269 adults aged 45-74 found that coffee drinkers had a 20% lower risk of stroke compared to those who did not drink coffee often.
Coffee protects vision
Can coffee protect our eyesight? This is evidenced by a recent study. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry concluded that drinking coffee could protect against impaired vision and even blindness.
Coffee protects against prostate cancer
Another of the benefits of coffee has to do with its protection against cancer; Specifically, the prostate. Thus, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, men who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a 59% lower risk of recurrence in prostate cancer progression than those whose coffee consumption was only a cup a week or even less quantity.
Coffee helps to lose weight
If we are looking for a healthy drink that also provides us with few calories, coffee can be a very good choice. A cup of coffee, with no milk or cream and no sugar, only contains about 2 calories. If we add sugar the calories soar, but taking it without it or with natural sweeteners like stevia this can be solved.
Coffee protects from head noises or “tinnitus”
The most common cause of tinnitus is exposure to noise and according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, it is less common in women who consume more coffee thanks to the caffeine contained in this dark and tasty drink.
Coffee reduces the risk of endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs and affects about 1 in 37 women throughout their lives. Now, a new study has put on the table that drinking three or four cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of endometrial cancer by almost 20%.
Coffee is good for arteries
A recent study concluded that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of clogging arteries and heart attacks.
Coffee is a source of natural antioxidants
The coffee bean contains about 1500 compounds, many of which are beneficial to health, such as antioxidants. In fact, coffee is ranked # 6 of the top 50 foods that contain antioxidants, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Coffee has a high content of antioxidants such as polyphenols, bioactive compounds that prevent the functional and structural alterations of various diseases.
Coffee keeps us alert
Caffeine is the most important component of coffee and the most consumed psychoactive substance in the world. What causes caffeine? It acts on our brain as soon as we take it by blocking a neurotransmitter, adenosine, which causes the rise of other substances like dopamine or norepinephrine, which only accelerate our brain activity. Thus, several studies have confirmed that coffee improves mood, energy levels, memory or our reaction times.