Some people think that drinking coffee is not good for health, because the caffeine in coffee may form the trigger for heart attacks and high blood pressure.
But in fact this is not entirely true as coffee also contains several compounds and antioxidants that are beneficial for health. And according to some research, the content of antioxidants in coffee is higher than the content of antioxidants in fruit and vegetables. If we consume coffee regularly and drinnk no more than 2-3 cups a day then coffee may provide benefits for our health.
Here are some health benefits of coffee :
- Reduces depression in females
Women who consumed coffee on regular 2-3 cups per day will reduce the risk of depression by 15%, while women who drink 4-5 cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of depression by 20%.
- Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a scary disease for people in old age. This disease attacks the brain’s memory so that the person who gets this disease is at risk of memory loss. In a study conducted on 65-year-olds who suffered from memory loss, it was found that those who drank coffee regularly every day over a four year period did not end up having Alzheimer’s disease.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
Drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Drinking coffee regularly actually reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. In a study of approximately 83,000 women aged over 34 years who drank 2-3 cups of coffee a day, it was found that they had a risk of heart disease and stroke 19% lower than the women who do not drink coffee.
- Lower the risk of breast cancer
Women who are approaching menopause and regularly drink 4 cups of coffee a day can lower their risk of breast cancer by 38%. Coffee contains phytoestrogens and flavonoids that can resist the growth of tumor cells.
- Protecting teeth
Drinking a cup of coffee a day may actually reduce the risk of mouth cancer. Coffee contains levels of high caffeine than can acutally inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes holes in the teeth.
There you have it! There are actually some health benefits of drinking coffee that not many of us are aware of. However, it’s important to note that coffee also has a negative impact if too much of it is taken. The caffeine content in coffee acts as a stimultant for improving the cardiovascular system such as heart palpitations, insomnia, headache and other disorders. We suggest that you don’t drink more than 3 cups of coffee in a day. More importantly, you have to keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 2 litres of water in a day as coffee can leave you dehydrated. Remember to think ‘drink and eat everything in moderation!”