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Reasons to keep loving coffee

Saturday, September 07, 2013 by: Yanjun
Tags: coffee, health benefits, antioxidants

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(NaturalNews) Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Known for its great aroma, smooth taste, and energizing effect, this is considered as a staple drink in virtually all countries in the world. But more than just being a drink that provides pleasure, it is actually a drink that brings all kinds of health benefits. This article lists all of the health benefits you can get from enjoying a cup of coffee daily.


Health Benefits of Coffee

1. Antioxidants

The coffee bean, just like virtually all types of berries, contains a high amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants are known to provide anti-aging properties and protection against degenerative diseases such as cancers. In fact, research has found that some people get their main antioxidant fix from coffee.


2. Reduces the risk of diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common and destructive diseases in the world. But there's hope that coffee might actually reduce this risk significantly. Different studies have shown that daily consumption of coffee is linked to a significant reduction in diabetes risk. This is perhaps due to the coffee's antioxidants preventing insulin resistance, one of the known pathophysiological causes of diabetes.


3. Improves workout efficiency

Coffee is known to inherently contain caffeine, a natural stimulant. Not only does caffeine improve particular parameters of mental performance, such as alertness, but it also stimulates muscle performance by helping in muscle glycogen replenishment. This results in an overall increase in athletic performance.


4. Anti-aging

Regular consumption of coffee can make you look and feel younger longer. First, its antioxidant content provides protection to your cells, preventing degeneration. Second, its caffeine content can make up for the loss of muscle strength due to aging. And third, caffeine is also seen to have anti-inflammatory properties in the brain, preventing cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.


5. Prevention of other diseases

There are different researches that directly link coffee consumption with the reduction of incidences of particular diseases. It is seen to prevent or at least reduce the risk of diseases such as liver cirrhosis, gallstones and cancers, particularly of the breast and colon. In addition to this, it is also linked to the prevention of Parkinson's disease.


Precautions

Coffee is known to bring all kinds of health benefits. But of course, some precautions must be taken when consuming it. As coffee is a diuretic, it can trigger fluid loss due to frequent urination. Because of this, you must drink more water to replace what you've excreted. In addition to this, caffeine consumption is discouraged for those who have hypertension. So, in conclusion, one must consume coffee in moderation to maximize its benefits while reducing its side effects.

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About the author:
Sofiya has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments,health insurance, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.

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