Coffee helps us wake up in the morning. It keeps us going throughout the day. After a cup of coffee, you feel energized, alert, and awake. It feels healthy - and your body likes it. But is coffee actually good for your body?
This article explores the many ways in which coffee has a positive impact on the body.
What Makes Coffee Healthy?
We all have heard about caffeine: it is what wakes us up and improves our mental and physical abilities.
But coffee contains a variety of other healthy compounds that are beneficial to the body. In fact, certain cups of coffee contain up to 1000 different elements, including antioxidants, that each have a specific effect on your health.
The purer the coffee, the purer the compounds. So the best way to increase the effect of coffee on your health is by drinking it black!
Coffee Reduces the Risk of Colon Cancer
Colon cancer and liver cancer are some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Studies (such as the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study conducted over almost half a million people) have shown that drinking coffee on the regular significantly decreases the risk of colon cancer.
Coffee Helps the Liver Recover
We all drink coffee as a hangover helper. It turns out that coffee is not only a good way to be alert after a big night out, it’s also really good for your liver.
Medical studies show that drinking coffee decreases the risk of liver cancer - one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States.
In addition, coffee has been shown to help the liver fight other diseases, such as alcohol-related cirrhosis and hepatitis. You thought coffee was the ultimate hangover cure because it woke you up… it turns out that coffee also can help your liver recover and remain healthy!
Coffee Decreases the Risk of Heart Disease
As if helping your colon and your liver was not enough, coffee also has been linked to reduced risks of heart disease and stroke. These studies debunk the common myth that coffee is bad for the heart because it accelerates the heart rate.
The list of the health benefits of coffee goes on and on: liver, heart, colon... and brain! We will explore the magical effects of coffee on your brain hemispheres in a following article - stay tuned!