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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Updated on August 9, 2016
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Coffee has many benefits in helping as a natural preventative maintenance agent. Many years of trying to proof that coffee is unhealthy has taken a turn for the better, much of the observations done on those drinking coffee on a regular basis has much better results in terms of health. Here we will look for the top 5 reason why you should drink coffee every day. Coffee has less than two (2) calories but what you add into it makes the difference, try to use less sugar and reduce fat or fat free milk or creamer. Some of the benefits are related to the caffeine that is found in coffee, but much of the other benefits are from the antioxidants in the coffee. When we talk about coffee we are not referring to Starbucks beverages. Coffee may have its benefits but if it’s drank while smoking, it will cancel out the benefits. There have been many studies done from year to year trying to look for other benefits as well. If you are looking for any definitive proof that coffee is good for blood vessels it may be an indefinite wait.

Top 5 Reasons To Keep Drinking Coffee

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia risk are reduced. There were studies done with light to moderate drinkers, and the results were those that drank coffee moderately which were about 3 to 4 cups a day had a significantly less chance to get Alzheimer or Dementia.
  2. Strokes and Ischemic and Subarachnoid Hemorrhages has been researched to be lowered than those that do not drink coffee, the reduction is about 15 to 16 percent. The antioxidants from coffee is said to shield or provide protection to the brain’s blood vessel from certain cholesterol and preventing the person to develop blood clot in the brain. Although hemorrhagic strokes did not reduce with any amount of coffee consumed.
  3. Heart Diseases and Cardiovascular Diseases are reduced by about 23 percent when drinking about 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day. Although the caffeine increases the blood pressure it did not post any risk of increasing cardiovascular diseases. Coffee is supposed to help with endurance and also helps block out pain.Whether for exercises or video games, caffeine has proven its worth.Those that drink coffee regularly may need more as they will most likely burn out before those that do not normally drink.
  4. Diabetes are reduced by almost 50 percent with a consumption of about four cups a day and each additional cup is suppose to add about another seven percent.Coffee has a component which exhibits inhibitory affect on toxic hIAPP(human islet amyloid polypeptide) formation which is found usually in the pancreas.The hIAPP is found in people with type II diabetes, it was suggested that the hIAPP is connected to the loss of insulin secretion and Beta-cells in type II diabetes.From research, each cup of coffee consumed daily will lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7 percent.And additional cups are supposed to stack percentages.
  5. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis, one of the products of caffeine is praxanthine, has been able to slow the growth of cell tissues in liver cancer, alcohol cirrhosis, and liver fibrosis.


Much of this is done with keeping yourself healthy as well, not just depending on coffee alone. And again coffee can be healthy providing sugar and cream or milk is added sparingly, so be weary the amount you dump into your coffee. Most of the diseases that it helps are the ones that seem pretty common and this is easily a nice way to prevent it, all you need to do is drink coffee or tea. Tea contains the same property as coffee but at a lower caffeine level.

There are two things to watch out for when drinking coffee for health benefits.

  1. Be wary of what you put in, sugar, milk, cream, etc. Too much calories can easily negate any effects that coffee can offer.
  2. Try to use filter coffee instead of boiling it, this is to filter out the low-density lipoprotein or LDL


Thanks for reading, please leave any comment or opinions, it would be appreciated.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, I always knew coffee had to be good for somethings. I usually drink 3 cups each day. Interesting information, thanks Stella

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      Dave Rogers 2 years ago from New York

      @Elsie Hagley Maybe you should try decaf, caffeine can raise blood pressure temporarily and maybe causing the headaches. Headaches are hard to ignore, I rather try other options if that is the case. But, try decaf it might be better.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      I'm not a coffee drinker, after reading this article maybe I should start. I used to be, but I had bad headaches, by stopping drinking coffee my head aches went.

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      MasterDripper 2 years ago

      yes...drink more coffee ) I enjoyed reading the benefits of drinking coffee

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      caseymel 3 years ago from Indiana

      I will have to remember these benefits for the next time my husband tells me to stop drinking so much coffee. (-:

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @smartwatchreview I love going to coffee shops, I can hang around there all day lol

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      smartwatchreview 4 years ago

      @snoblet Totally agree! The aroma at the coffee shop is just heavenly. Its so soothing to just there and take in that wonderful smell.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Mel Carriere You're golden, coffee is good habit. So no worries :)

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Aplethora23 Lol coffee maker alarm clock? I didn't know they make those types of alarm clocks but anything coffee is wonderful to wake up to lol. As many said waking up to a cup of coffee is priceless and its one thing that makes the rest of the day good or better. Thanks

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @epbooks Things you put in can negate the effects but that is usually beyond a moderate amount which we normal don't do so no worries, and hazelnut creamer is among a favorite for me

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @smartwatchreview I couldn't have said it better myself, when I walk into a coffee shop its like the only time I don't mind shopping lol

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Hendrika Drinking black coffee is the best you can get and people usually tell me I drink too much too lol

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @sparkleyfinger What makes it that you can't stand coffee? is it the smell or taste? I know a few people who find the smell of coffee to be similar to that of cigarettes, if that is the case, there different aroma for coffee too. If it's the taste you can't stand than just chug one down quick to see if you feel different about it after, to some it might be an aquired taste.

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      Lynsey Harte 4 years ago from Glasgow

      Hmmm.. I'll do some research into that! Thanks! :-)

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      smartwatchreview 4 years ago

      @sparkleyfinger You know, in Hong Kong, they have a drink that is half coffee and half tea. Maybe you would try starting with that? Don't know if it would make things better or worse though.

      Oh and if you are ever in Italy, try their cappuccino there (just not at those touristy spots). Best coffee I ever had.

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      Lynsey Harte 4 years ago from Glasgow

      Thanks, but no amount of sugar and milk would help! Lollol I think I'm destined to be a tea drinker! Lollol

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      smartwatchreview 4 years ago

      @sparkleyfinger Try drinking it freshly brewed and maybe add some sugar and milk?

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      Lynsey Harte 4 years ago from Glasgow

      Voted up and interesting! This hub has actually made me consider trying to drink coffee. I actually can't stand the taste though! Any suggestions? lollol

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      I am a shameless Java junkie so this is good news for me. Thank you for justifying my one bad habit!

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      AngPow 4 years ago from North Cali

      Cheers! This is awesome. I don't know what I would do without my coffee maker to motivate me in the mornings. (Coffee Maker Alarm Clocks are the best alarms to wake up to!) Thanks for this awesome Hub. Voted up and shared on Facebook!

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love coffee - so had to read this hub. It is the one thing I always look forward to- but you're right - what you put into it can negate the benefits. That being said, I love the hazelnut creamer. Yum. Think I'm going for a cup now!!

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      smartwatchreview 4 years ago

      @snoblet, Absolutely! Sometimes, I even enjoy sniffing the coffee grounds before making the coffee. Sets the mood eh.

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      Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks, now I can tell all the people telling me I drink too much coffee to get of it. I cannot survive without coffee and I drink it black with no sugar, so no problems there.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @smartwatchreview My family like yourself feels the same way about the aroma. I just enjoy both many times over :)

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      smartwatchreview 4 years ago

      To some, its just the aroma of coffee that brings powerful psychological benefits to them (I am one of them!).

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Rose Anne Karesh I agree that finally something we like is actually healthy for us and hopefully in the future there will be more things we enjoy that are alsohealthy

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      Rose Anne Karesh 4 years ago from Virginia

      Beautiful photo, I really enjoyed it. I'm glad at least something enjoyable is good for you!

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @vibesites Thanks for the vote, I wish other drinks had benefits too like soda buy unfortunately its not. I drink about 4 cups a day, just to stay alert and somewhat focus at work. :)

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I may be a health and fitness but I also like coffee as long as I take it in moderation. Thanks for listing its wonderful health benefits. Voted up, useful and a following. :)

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @rumanasaied Coffee is king, but the caffeine has a chance to do harm when pregnant. when pregnant everything eaten or drank needs to be cautious including tea and coffee. i know some tea has a chance of causing unwanted abortion and soda can mess up brain formation and many more. thanks for commenting :)

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks for sharing all the benefits of drinking coffee. I love to have cold coffee. I have heard that coffee consumption during pregnancy is harmful. I don't know if its true or not.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @SINewsome Yep that's true, it helps with a boost of energy which can help with workouts to just waking up. But from what I know it has to be regular and not decaf, the boost comes from the caffeine. I love caffeine :)

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      Sophie Newsome 4 years ago from New York

      Nice hub. I've read that drinking a cup of coffee before working out can be very beneficial to boost energy.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @CatsPage Thanks for reading & commenting, I'm glad to know that this has enabled you to enjoy coffee more. I enjoy coffee a great deal and also drink 2 to 3 cups a day too.

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      Catherine Spinola 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Great Hub, and the photo is perfect for coffee lovers. I drink about 2-3 cups per day. I have heard about the benefits and haven't really given much attention to them, but now after reading your hub, I can enjoy coffee more knowing that there really are benefits. Thanks snoblet !

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @allelsematters yep there are benefits to coffee as well as caffeine, caffeine in coffee is the ingredient to ward off Alzheimer's disease, and most importantly keeps you alert when driving when you're tired.

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      Lady Jen Palven 4 years ago from Philippines

      This is really interesting g. I know that coffee contains caffeine and that it has a bad effect to our health and I didn't know that there are benefits for coffee lovers. Thanks for this useful information :)

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Music-and-Art-45 Thanks for the comment, I had been looking at coffee as a benefit for a long time just because I wanted to find a reason to drink more lol, it was said to be bad because of the temporary affects but they never looked at anything else but I am glad that researches proof that drinking coffee is a good thing. :))

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      Music-and-Art-45 4 years ago from USA, Illinois

      It seems like there has been a debate on whether or not coffee is healthy for you that's sprung up over the past decade. I personally love coffee and think it provides a lot of benefits to its drinkers. I agree and like your article.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @dobo700 yep I told myself the same thing lol

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      dobo700 4 years ago from Australia

      Fantastic I needed some reasons to drink more coffee.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @adrienne2 I feel the same way about coffee and I'm glad there are many who feel the same. Thanks for the comment and vote :)

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Snoblet, OMG do I love my coffee. At night when I go to bed I am dreaming about that first cup of coffee in the morning. Very nice article. Voted up, and useful!

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Learning in Life there are more benefits but these are the more common ones and interesting ones. thanks for the comment

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      Megan Harvison 4 years ago from SW Florida

      Wow! I never knew coffee had benefits like this. Great hub.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Zubaida Yea you can chew coffee if you're looking for some kind of rush and a reason to clean your mouth. Chewing coffee is new to me. Would you chew the kopi luwak coffee? That would be pretty disgusting but hey everyone has their way of ingesting coffee or whatever they want to ingest.

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      Zubaida Aapa 4 years ago

      Never drink coffee take a coffee and chew it !!!!!!!!!!!! Zubaida aapa ka totka

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @coffeealera Yep, hence all the coffee houses and most of them do really well too. It's good that people enjoy their coffee whether it is social or to wake up in the morning since there are so much benefits. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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      coffeealera 4 years ago

      Most people drink coffee as a social beverage, but have no idea that coffee is helping them to ward off certain diseases. Thanks for the read, I really enjoyed.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @nancynurse Thanks for reading and commenting :) I am glad that you found a reason to love it more as I have :)) Thanks again!

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Interesting article on making coffee and love learning about the benefits of coffee Thanks for sharing

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Angela Kane Thanks for reading, and I also enjoy that feeling of it being good to since I'm more or less a coffee addict :)

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      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Voted useful, I drink coffee about once a day. I didn't know about all the benefits of drinking coffee. I like when you do things every day and then learn later that they are good for you instead of the other way around.

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      kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Thanks snoblet :)

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @kumar24894 To make art on coffee just steam milk to about 150 degrees, foaming it with a steamer. Pour it slowly into the coffee till the milk shows on top. Use a stencil or spoon or what you like to use to create your drinkable art.

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      kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      I want to learn the trick of how to make heart or leaf on it.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @dwachira thanks for reading :) coffee surprisingly has much more benefits than listed. But it also depends on what the drinker mixes into it. too much sugar and cream will certainly cancel out the benefits and possibly make it very negative. but drinking certain tea or black coffee will reduce chance of diabetes and might even remove it in some cases.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I like Coffee and a day can't pass without taking Coffee especially after work. I didn't know Coffee reduces Diabetes, thanks for the information. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @Patty Kenyon I was a needy person for coffee at one point in my life but I started getting lazy in making it lol but I as anyone who drinks coffee am glad its good for us lol

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      I would describe myself the type of person that needs an IV of coffee running through my veins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...well okay, I am exaggerating a little, however I LOVE coffee and love knowing that it does have benefits!!!

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      If it is not broke ?

      Don't fix it !

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @CriticalMessage lol understood, sometimes as long as things work the way you want it to, we should not question it. I agree :)

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Again, my 2 cents... Coffee is Viagra... I've heard nothing from nobody to make me believe otherwise... Well at least it works for me that way... So, Drink Up! ~ No pun intended *blushes*

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      @CriticalMessage... I always end up drinking coffee at night because it has such a hold on me I can't just let it go and I end up staying up all night and sleeping during the day. Not sure how much I drink but its about 5 regular cups that you would buy at the donut stores. Sometimes those coffee feels like its so washed up, other times it feels like I just smoked an espresso instead of drinking it, I enjoy the kick though.

      LOL coffee is a whole lot cheaper than Viagra that's for sure... can it act as Viagra? I know that coffee has some ingredients of Viagra but not all, and I really don't know if it has that type of a kick as well, only thing it has is rasing your blood pressure that I know of. I need to check it out.

      But without coffee in the day is like running with one leg...

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      p.s. - those 'advantages'? Why would I drink one cup in the eve?

      Are people aware of the price for Viagra? When coffee works just fine... *grins*

      Maybe add that as 6th on the list...

      Me and coffee have a long, abusive history shared.We beat up on each other pretty bad for a long time.

      Now we love each other.

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      20 - 32 ounces per day for me. With the doctor actually insisting that is the perfect amount.

      It has to be 1st thing in the morning though. Unless I intend on staying up all night.

      Give me 12 ounces, at 9 in the evening and I will still be building ships at sunrise. Which has its 'advantages'...

      Now how couldn't that be the best stuff ever?

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