15 Reasons to Drink Coffee

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  1. Live Longer:  A study published in the June 17, 2008, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine stated that women who drink coffee had a lower risk of death from cancer, heart disease, and other factors, which promotes a longer lifespan. A study that the New England Journal of Medicine published showed that people who consume coffee were at less risk of dying prematurely from diseases like diabetes, heart disease and forms of cancer.  A Japanese study discovered that men who consumed at least 3 cups of coffee per day have a risk of dying early from disease that is 24% lower than those that don't. 
  2. Increase Fiber Intake without Nasty Powders. Tired of stirring in a spoonful of fiber powder into your morning juice? A single cup of coffee contains up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended 20-38 grams daily . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  3. Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 DiabetesThe Archives of Internal Medicine found that those who consumed 6 or more cups of coffee per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes and research conducted by Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that for each daily cup of coffee the risk of type II diabetes decreases by 9% and 6% per decaf cup. 
  4. Protects Against Parkinson’s
    Coffee drinkers and those who smoke are less likely to have Parkinson's than their healthy siblings. Just don't smoke enough to get lung cancer. Archives of Neurology.
  5. Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease. A study done by Korean researchers found that the participants who had 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day were less likely to show the beginning signs of heart disease. 
  6. Coffee drinkers have stronger DNA. A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition showed that coffee consumers had DNA with stronger integrity since the white blood cells of coffee drinkers had a much smaller instance of spontaneous DNA strand breakage.
  7. Reduce Your Risk of Multiple Sclerosis. A study published by the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry showed that at least 4 cups of coffee a day may help protect against the development and reoccurrence of MS. They believed that coffee prevents the neural inflammation that possibly allows the disease to develop.
  8. Coffee Reduces the Risk of Colorectal Cancer. Even moderate consumption of coffee,  according to the researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of Keck Medicine of USC, can reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer by 26%. This benefit also increases the more you drink.
  9. Reduced Liver Cancer Risk: Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have also found that those who consume 1 to 3 cups of coffee a day have a 29% smaller chance of developing liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than those who don't.
  10. Less Gout: A study of over 50,000 men showed that the risk of Gout development decreased with increased coffee consumption. 
  11. Prevent Retinal Damage. A study conducted by Cornell University showed that coffee may prevent retinal damage due to oxidative stress. This is due to Chlorogenic acid (CLA) which is a powerful antioxidant found in coffee.
  12. Better Oral Health. Researchers at the Out-Patient Department of KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences studied 1000 people and found that strong black coffee that is consumed without additives (cream, sugar) kills the bacteria on teeth that leads to tooth decay.   
  13. Coffee may protect against periodontal disease. As part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study, coffee consumption and dental health among 1,152 men was tracked from 1968-1998. They found that coffee didn’t promote gum disease and actually showed a protective benefit.
  14. Reduce Post Workout Pain by Almost 50%
    According to the Journal of Pain, March 2007, two cups of coffee can reduce post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%.
  15. Coffee Protects against Skin Cancer.  The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study that found that the risk of melanoma decreases with  each cup of coffee consumed.

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