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Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day: 7 Healthy Reasons



Everybody knows that fruits and vegetables all contain lots of antioxidants that we humans need to live a healthy life.

What you may not know is the human body seems to absorb the most antioxidants from America’s favorite morning drink, coffee. And fortunately, coffee has an abundance of antioxidants with every sip.

That’s good news for Staunton coffee lovers and coffee lovers around the world! So what other health surprises are in store for coffee drinkers?

Here are seven.


Drinking Coffee is Good for Your Liver (Especially If You Drink Alcohol)

It’s true. According to a 2006 study of the June 12 issue of Archives of Internal medicine, one of the JAMA/Archive journals, 125,000 people over 22 drank at least one cup of coffee each day.

The lead author of the study, Arthur L. Klatsky said, "Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalized or dying of alcoholic cirrhosis."

For purposes of the study, 20% of the participants were less likely to develop cirrhosis of the

liver.

Coffee Seems to Lower Depression

The National Institutes of Health found that those who drank 4 or more cups of joe each day were 10% less likely to experience depression than those who didn’t consume it.

The reason? The study author, Honglei, Chen, MD, PhD, said that the proposed reason for the results was because of coffee’s natural antioxidant load.

Coffee Linked to Lower Levels of Suicide


More good news. A study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking 2-4 cups daily reduced suicide risk among both men and women by an astonishing 50%.

Why? Coffee acts as a mild antidepressant by aiding in the production of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, all neurotransmitters. Of course, if you’re on an antidepressant, you want to stay on it! Coffee may just boost your “feel good” effects.

Coffee Can Reduce Skin Cancer Chances in Women


Caffeine does a great job of increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream. This allows muscles to absorb and burn these fats for fuel. That, in turn, saves the body’s small carbohydrate reserves for use later on in the exercise.

What’s interesting here is that the study followed 112,897 men and women; the positive results were limited to women.


Coffee Can Make You A Better Athlete

Caffeine does a great job of increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream. This allows muscles to absorb and burn these fats for fuel. That, in turn, saves the body’s small carbohydrate reserves for use later on in the exercise.

Caffeine does a great job of increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream. This allows muscles to absorb and burn these fats for fuel. That, in turn, saves the body’s small carbohydrate reserves for use later on in exercise.

Coffee for A Healthier Older Brain


The University of South Florida and University of Miami researchers found that people 65 and up who had higher blood levels of caffeine had a 2-4 year delay in developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Chuanhai Cao, co-author of the study and neuroscientist at USF, said, "We are not saying that moderate coffee consumption will completely protect people from Alzheimer's disease. However, we firmly believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of Alzheimer's or delay its onset."


Our Conclusion

Staunton coffee lovers, we say, “Drink up!” More and more coffee’s benefits are heralded in the scientific community.

Just make sure you go easy on the sugar.

Find your favorite cup of gourmet coffee at The Coffee Cave. We’ll serve just the way you like it! Learn more about us on the web: https://www.jakescave.com.

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