Ah, coffee, the sweet brown liquid that keeps America moving. Some people are quite content to make a stop each morning or afternoon at Peet’s or Starbucks for their daily joe, while others are happy to use the office coffee machine and all of it’s disgusting Folgers/Maxwell House glory. Others prefer their coffee artisan, spending proper grocery store dollars on small-batch, single-origin coffee from far away tropical environments. However you drink it, we are all looking for some effect to envelop us with each sip.
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With the freshly roasted coffee beans squared away, here are 8 surprising health benefits of drinking coffee –
1: Workout Recovery:
According to premier strength and conditioning trainer George Lockhart, glycogen stores will be replenished in your muscles 4x faster when taken with a cup of coffee than with just water.
2: Protection Against Alzheimer’s:
There is a decent body of knowledge pointing to caffeine as an active defender of the brain against Alzheimer’s disease.
3: An Appetite Suppressant:
If you don’t have time to eat breakfast, try and include a cup of decaf, as it has been shown to work as an appetite suppressant.
4: Black Coffee Can Prevent Cavities:
Taken without milk, cream, or sugar, a cup of dark roast coffee can kill surface bacteria that cause cavities!
5: The USDA Guidelines Recommend It For “Overall Health:”
It takes a lot for the USDA guidelines to do anything, so the fact that they give it such a wide designation is a positive sign.
6: As A Defense Against Heart Attacks:
Studies have shown that drinking black coffee after or while experiencing a heart attack can increase your chances of dying due to said heart attack.
7: Coffee Contains More Antioxidants Than Most Fruit:
Typical servings of coffee outperform typical servings of fruit juice as preventers of oxidative stress.
8: To Prevent Depression and Even Suicide:
A study of 86,000 female nurses showed that the regular coffee drinkers were less likely to off themselves.
9: If You’re At Risk For Type-2 Diabetes:
Studies have demonstrated that the percentile risk of developing diabetes can drop as much as 22 from drinking several cups of coffee a day.
10: Coffee Keeps Your DNA Strong And Unbroken:
In a study published in Europe, coffee drinker’s DNA showed fewer strand-breaks. Stronger DNA means longer-life.