I've been a coffee drinker for, like, it seems forever. In my Facebook feed, there are plenty of articles about how good coffee is for your health. Then again, there are conflicting articles that say coffee is not that great for your health. I'm seriously confused. Is it good or bad?
Well, there is no denying that drinking coffee perks you up.
There are more positive than negative research articles that say coffee is good for you, rather than bad.
These are the best ways that coffee can improve your health, according to science:
- You can live longer - coffee drinkers have been found to be less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. This is especially if you are a woman.
Coffee keeps your blood vessels flexible so that they can expand to increase your blood flow.
Coffee also decreases the development of arteriosclerotic plaques in your blood vessels, which are the mainstay of why you get heart attacks and strokes.
There are chemicals within coffee that apparently decrease inflammation.
- You can process or metabolise sugar better - you are less likely to get type 2 diabetes in your middle age by about 11 per cent.
- You are less likely to develop heart failure.
- You are less likely to get Parkinson's disease - and even if you do develop the disease, coffee can help you control your movements better.
- You can protect your liver better - coffee apparently normalises your liver enzymes because it has a high content of antioxidants.
- Your DNA strands will break less - your DNA, contained within your cells, is the genetic code you inherited from your parents that makes you who you are.