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6 Reasons to Drink Coffee Every Day
Author : Carolyn Eagle, Senior Editor, Health Media Today Category : Nutrition
COFFEE IS FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS AND NUTRIENTS
Coffee has become the main source of antioxidants in the western diet, surpassing fruits and vegetables. The human body seems to be able to absorb those antioxidants better as well. One cup of coffee contains 6% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin B5, 11% of B2, 2% of both B3 and B1, and 3% of Potassium and Manganese.
COFFEE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER
Not only does coffee seem to increase the brain’s dopamine production – the chemical in your brain that affects your emotions and sensations of pleasure and pain – coffee drinkers have been shown in some studies to be half as likely to attempt to suicide. One study also showed that those who drank 4 or more cups of coffee a day were 10% less likely to be depressed than those who don’t indulge.
COFFEE CAN HELP PREVENT DIABETES
Those who consume 4 or more cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Although researchers are still not sure which ingredients are responsible, coffee does contain ingredients that seem to lower blood sugar.
COFFEE IS GREAT FOR YOUR LIVER
Studies show that people who drink 1 or more cup of coffee a day are 20% less likely to develop liver cirrhosis, which is caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Four or more cups a day may be able to prevent the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
COFFEE CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH PARKINSONS
The caffeine in coffee has been shown to help people with Parkinson’s disease to manage their uncontrollable movements. It may also reduce the overall risk of developing Parkinsons.
COFFEE CAN PROTECT YOUR HEART
Four or more cups of coffee a day have been linked to an 11% lower chance of heart failure, as well as lowering the risk of stroke, and heart disease.