So, are there any benefits from drinking coffee other than the great taste and the marked improvement in your demeanor after a morning cup? It turns out there is! You may have heard of scientific studies that cite some benefits of coffee consumption to include increased energy levels, improved athletic performance, and enhanced cognitive function. But there are more profound benefits that have been noted as well. Coffee can protect against several chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Also, coffee reduces the risk from many of the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.
There are some side effects that some people experience such as headaches, insomnia, and even anxiety. And doctors warn that if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, are prone to anxiety, and struggle with high blood pressure, these side effects can be more prevalent and problematic. The recommendation is to limit your coffee consumption when these conditions are present.
But, overall, Coffee is good for your health when enjoyed responsibly. If there are any concerns about your own health, it is wise to consult with a doctor to see how to manage your love for coffee.
Several scientific studies that support the benefits of coffee. They suggest that coffee can bring important health benefits, including even reducing the risk of death from several chronic diseases.
Some of the studies considered for this article are:
- A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who drank coffee had a lower risk of death from all causes, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
- A study published in the journal PLOS One found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
- A study published in the journal Neurology found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of Parkinson's disease.
- A study published in the journal The BMJ found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
- A study published in the journal Cancer Research found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of liver cancer.