I am a coffee lover through and through; smell, taste, warmth, you name it, I appreciate it! There is something about coffee that equates comfort in my life. Whether it be awaking to a fresh pot of coffee and reading the newspaper, meeting a dear friend to catch up over a cup of joe, or sipping on an Irish coffee while taking in a brisk winter. Pretty sure coffee got me through college, I am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to papers; coffee shops and campus coffee carts became beacons of light for me in the wee hours of the morning =)
“Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee”
“Men should be like coffee, hot sweet and strong”
7 Reasons To Drink Coffee
1. Cut the Pain
Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%. From the Journal of Pain, March 2007.
2. Increase your fiber intake
A cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams. From the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
3. Protection against cirrhosis of the liver
Of course you could just cut down on the alcohol intake. From the Archives of Internal Medicine.
4. Lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Those who consumed 6 or more cups per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes. From the Archives of Internal Medicine.
5. Lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease
There is considerable evidence that caffeine may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. From the European Journal of Neurology.
6. Reduces suicide risk
10 year study of 86,000 female nurses show a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers. From the Archives of Internal Medicine.
7. Protection against Parkinson’s
People with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to be smokers and coffee drinkers than their healthy siblings. Just make sure you don’t get lung cancer on the way. From the Archives of Neurology.