If you’re a fan of coffee, you are not alone. Coffee is the most popular beverage throughout the world, second only to water. Whether you like your coffee strong and black or you like a specialty drink full of cream, coffee is everywhere. The most of us enjoy that quick boost of energy early in the morning and throughout the day.
While this beverage might be immensely popular, you may have heard conflicting evidence about why or why not coffee is healthy. According to recent research, there is some good news for all you coffee lovers out there. Coffee may help to improve your overall health. Check out the following reasons why coffee is so good for you.
No one wants to go through the unpleasant and potentially harmful process of having gallstones. According to a study performed in 2002, women who drank coffee regularly were 25 percent less likely to develop gallstones. A study conducted prior showed that men also had a lower risk of gallstones if they drank coffee every day.
Yes, that’s right! Coffee can be good for the mind as well as the body. If you’re feeling down in the dumps, grab a hot cup of coffee for some quick relief. According to a recent report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who drank two to three cups of coffee per day were 15 percent less likely to develop depression. Not only does coffee provide an energy boost but it can also provide a mood boost too!
If your short term memory seems to be fading in recent years, a cup of coffee might be what you’re looking for. According to a 2005 study, individuals who drank two cups of coffee each day had better short term memory and improved reaction times. This study showed that caffeinated beverages helped improve the cognitive function of men and women.
Decrease Diabetes Risk
Recent studies show that those who regularly drank coffee had less of a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The effect of drinking coffee helps to block the peptide that may contribute to this type of diabetes. Individuals who drank coffee regularly are 50 percent less likely to develop diabetes according to a report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
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