The Top Health Benefits of Coffee

Are there health benefits to drinking coffee?

Those craving their morning brew often wonder if it is good for them. Fret no more! Your cup-a-joe offers benefits beyond an energy boost. Here are the top 9 ways coffee can have a positive impact on your health:

1.  Coffee helps you live longer.

    Several studies discovered that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from the major leading causes of death: heart disease (heart attacks, heart failure), diabetes, strokes, diabetes and kidney disease.

    2.  Coffee helps your body to process glucose (or sugar) better.

      People who drink more coffee are less likely to get type 2 diabetes.

      3.  Coffee helps prevent heart failure.

        Drinking one to two cups of coffee a day helps prevent heart failure (weakening of the heart which causes it to pump less efficient).

        4.  Coffee helps prevent Parkinson's disease.

          Caffeine has been linked to not only lowering the chance of developing Parkinson’s disease, but even helping those with the condition to better manage.

          5.  Coffee supports your liver.

            Research found that coffee drinkers have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee.

            6.  Coffee supports your DNA.

              Particularly dark roast coffee has been shown to decrease breakage in DNA strands. This naturally occurs and may lead to cancer or tumors if your body does not repair the damage.

              7.  Coffee lowers your risk of colon cancer.

                The odds of developing colon cancer for the average person is about one in 23. Research found that coffee drinkers — decaf or regular — lowered their risk of developing colon cancer by a whopping 26 percent.

                8.  Coffee decreases your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.

                  Consuming two cups of coffee a day has shown to provide significant protection against developing the Alzheimer’s. Researchers found that particularly women age 65 and older who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop dementia in general.

                  9.  Coffee helps prevent strokes.

                    Drinking at least one cup of coffee a day has been associated with lowering the risk of a stroke.

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