What are the Health Benefits of Coffee?

By Death Wish Coffee — / Coffee Talk

Coffee is arguably similar to our taste in our partners: tall, dark and rich. However, ask any coffee-addict and you’ll almost always hear their preference to coffee takes the cake, every single time. Coffee wakes us up gently, satisfies our taste, and warms our hearts just a little bit more consistently. Of the many benefits java holds, the fact that it doesn’t talk back is considered one of the most favored. 

Here are 5 reasons why coffee is good for you:

An image of coffee being poured into a Chemex.

Coffee is packed full of antioxidants.

With three runner-ups, including coffee, green tea, and cocoa, coffee takes the gold with antioxidant activity. Before processing, coffee beans hold approximately 1,000 antioxidants and develop even more during the roasting process. 

Antioxidants fight inflammation, which is an underlying cause of many chronic conditions, some of which include arthritis, atherosclerosis and many types of cancer. By neutralizing free radicals, your morning cup is helping to prevent oxidative stress from building up and leading to chronic disease. Chlorogenic acid is known as an important antioxidant found almost exclusively in coffee and is thought to prevent cardiovascular disease, as well.

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Coffee helps your brain function properly.

Along with providing a temporary boost in memory, consuming coffee regularly will likely prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. 

Of the many theories out there behind the reason why coffee may prevent cognitive decline, one working theory is that caffeine prevents the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque that may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s. 

 

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Your liver and coffee are soulmates. 

In addition to lowering the risk of liver cancer, coffee has been linked to a lower incidence of cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis. 

According to scientists, an inverse relationship was discovered between coffee consumption and blood levels of liver enzymes. Typically, higher levels of liver enzymes reflect inflammation and damage to the liver. More coffee resulted in lower levels of enzymes. 

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Coffee curbs depression.

Several studies have linked coffee drinking to lower rates of depression in both men and women. 

Caffeine activates neurotransmitters that control mood, including dopamine and serotonin. Drink coffee, be happy. 

A man on a mountain bike in the woods smiling as he sips a mug of coffee.

Coffee can enhance exercise performance.

Recent research exposed that consuming coffee before a workout can help battle fatigue, enabling you to exercise longer.

Not only does caffeine battle fatigue, but it also strengthens muscle contraction, reduces the perception of pain and increases fatty acids in the blood, which supports endurance.

Keep it simple with the way you consume it and you’ll find that when it comes to coffee, there’s nothing quite like it.

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