coffee & health

The Health Benefits of Coffee – Is Drinking Coffee Necessarily Bad? I Think Not!

Have you ever wondered about the Health benefits of drinking coffee?

I know I have. I will admit this; I love my first taste of coffee in the morning! As will the other fellow caffeine lovers out there. Thus it is slightly discouraging to see so much negativity surrounding the consumption of coffee. You get to hear everything from decreased fertility to insomnia to addiction.

However what most people sorely miss out is that such things happen over very long periods and that to if your daily consumption is very high. And I am talking 5 to 6 cups a day. In the regular dosage that most of us are used to (1 – 2 cups/day) there are many health benefits that are quit surprising.

For instance coffee is considered to be a very potent source of antioxidants. In fact the majority of Americans rely on coffee for their daily intake of antioxidants. In case you don’t know what antioxidants are, these are chemicals which are known to be good anti-cancer compounds. Coffee is also known to offer protection against certain types of cancers such as liver cancer.

Other health benefits of coffee include its anti-diabetic properties as it can reduce the risk of diabetes by half. Coffee is known to be an excellent analgesic and pain killer and can provide relief against headaches instantly. People who drink coffee have a lesser chance of dying by heart disease. Coffee is also a very good laxative and can prevent constipation.

Also the tannins in coffee can help prevent dental caries apart from reducing plaque formation.

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