Benefits of Drinking Coffee


Coffee, not only does it taste heavenly, it wakes us up and it is healthy! Yes, it is true, coffee's benefits extend far beyond keeping us from falling asleep on the commute to work every morning. For instance, one cup of coffee contains nutrients such as Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Manganese and Potassium, as well as Magnesium and Niacin (B3). In this post, we'll share some of the health benefits this incredible drink has to offer. And if you are looking for a caffeine-free boost in the shower or bath, our Cafe Au Lait Coffee Soap is one of the most popular soaps in our online store.

Coffee Health Benefits

Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes – each incremental cup of coffee consumed daily (up to 6-8 cups) decreases your risk of contracting type 2 diabetes by 5-10%. Moreover, studies show that people who consume large quantities of coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of developing this disease. Furthermore, as reported in an extensive study, which compiled data from 18 studies with a total of 457,922 individuals, each daily cup of coffee was linked to a 7% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Reduces risk of heart disease – consumption of at least two cups of coffee per a day has been found to lessen the risk of heart failure by 11%.

Decreases risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's diseases – according to a recent article ‘Coffee and Your Health’ published on WebMd: “For Parkinson’s disease, the data have always been very consistent: higher consumption of coffee is associated with decreased risk of Parkinson’s. That seems to be due to caffeine, though exactly how that works isn't clear. Coffee has also been linked to lower risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. A 2009 study from Finland and Sweden showed that, out of 1,400 people followed for about 20 years, those who reported drinking 3-5 cups of coffee daily were 65% less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, compared with non-drinkers or occasional coffee drinkers.”

Increases longevity – according to the article ‘12 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee’ that was published on Woman and Home, “researchers at Stanford University have gone one better, discovering that people that drink coffee are more likely to live longer due to its ability to counter age-related inflammation, which can cause a large range of health conditions including, heart disease and cancer”. 

Doctors recommend drinking between two to five cups a day, although anyone drinking a minimum of one cup a day should experience the health benefits discussed above. With this myriad of health benefits, why would anyone consider drinking only one cup!

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