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What are the Benefits of Coffee?

Updated on September 30, 2014

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Coffee just about all of us love coffee of some form of it, but what are the benefits besides the pick me up it gives you? Coffee has been used for thousands of years to help keep people alert and awake, but it has some health benefits as well. Now, you must keep in mind that the benefits of coffee have been and are still being debated, but there are some studies that support the health benefits of coffee.

Research supports that fact that coffee is loaded with anti-oxidants that may very well help to protect you from cancer and diabetes.

History of Coffee

There is a legend that suggests coffee comes from a place called Kaffa in a region of Ethiopia. Supposedly a sheep herder noticed that the sheep that ate the coffee berries had more energy than the ones that didn’t, however; this has never been proven as fact.

It became very popular in the Mideast during the 16th century and then it was banned because of the stimulating effects it had. Just a bit later coffee made its way to England, and by the time 1675 rolled around coffee houses were springing up everywhere. The popularity of coffee spread throughout Europe and North America.

What is in Coffee?

That really depends on what type of coffee you are drinking, where it was grown, how it was roasted and brewed. However, caffeine is common to all coffee. This is what gives us the energetic effect that coffee has. Coffee also contains something called chlorogenic acid this helps to support a healthy liver.

Coffee contains some interesting things, such as potentially valuable disease fighting antioxidants that help to clean up free radicals in your system and lessen inflammation.

Some studies suggest that male coffee drinkers have a lower incident of prostate cancer. On top of that it seems that coffee enhances cooperative behavior and improves social support. So, take a coffee break with your colleagues!

Are you having trouble with your memory? Coffee may be able to help with this, and it may even help to protect against Alzheimer’s disease. When tested scientist found that caffeine significantly decreased abnormal levels of a protein that is linked to Alzheimer’s. I am sure that it will be a long time before we know for sure, but it sounds promising.

Some Interesting Coffee Facts

  • It seems that Americans get a great deal of antioxidants from coffee.

  • Just the smell of coffee can help you to feel less stressed.

  • Coffee could help to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

  • Coffee is good for you liver, especially if you are a drinker of alcohol.

  • Coffee can make you feel happier. (less likely to be or get depressed)

  • Consumption of coffee is linked to lower levels of suicide.

  • If you are a woman coffee may reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.

  • Coffee can make you better at sports, especially when participating in endurance sports.

  • Coffee could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • Could help your brain stay healthy for longer.

  • Coffee can help to make you more awake and sharper mentally.

    Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt

Love Coffee!

Just a Little Bit About Coffee

About Coffee

Coffee comes in many forms; it is a brewed beverage that comes from the roasted coffee beans. Did you know that coffee is highly acidic and it is the most popular beverage around the world?

Coffee can have a negative effect on people with anxiety problems and this is mostly due to the caffeine content of the coffee.

It was cultivated first in southern Arabia.

The leader in green coffee production in the world is Brazil, and they are followed by Columbia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Each region of the world produces a difference in flavor, acidity, aroma, and body.

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