It gives us that boost we need to take on the day, you can order it in a variety of delicious options, and recent studies continue to show that it might be good for you. Will the wonders of coffee never cease?
Now, while you probably won’t see us prescribing 3 cups of Joe a day, the results of some recent studies do have the potential to make a good case for a trip (or two) to Starbucks. A recent article from the Mayo Clinic makes note of some studies with the following finds about the benefits of coffee:
- No connection between coffee drinking and increased risk of cancer or heart attack
- Coffee may help protect against liver disease, Type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease
- A connection between coffee drinking and decreased mortality
- It may improve cognitive function and decrease depression
And that’s not all. Here’s a few more benefits that you may experience by drinking coffee:
- Stronger DNA
- Lower risk of stroke
Here’s the Downside
Before these studies encourage you to start up that trusty coffee maker for another pot, other studies have shown different results. If your body takes a long time to metabolize coffee it may increase your risk of heart disease. Additionally, if you’re big on espresso or boiled coffee it may cause you mild spike in your cholesterol.
A good rule of thumb is often to avoid excess. Too much coffee can increase heart rate and blood pressure. It can also cause trouble falling asleep as well as anxiety.
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