7 Hidden Health Benefits of Coffee

We’re not suggesting coffee will help to cure cancer or protect your liver regardless of the amount of alcohol you drink, but there are studies out there suggesting that coffee beans can do a lot of good.

1. Reduce Pain During Exercise
Some studies have found that consuming coffee before a tough workout may decrease pain and make exercising feel less like a chore.

2. Improve Your Memory and Cognitive Ability
There have been lots of studies indicating that regular coffee drinkers have sharper memories. For example, research with women over the age of 80 showed that participants all performed significantly better on cognitive tests after consuming coffee.

3. Prevent Plaque Formation
It has been suggested that certain components in coffees may help to prevent plaque formation.

4. Protect Your Liver
Some studies suggest that coffee may significantly reduce your risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver by as much as 40% if you drink two to three cups a day. This isn’t an excuse to drink more alcohol though!

5. Reduce Your Risk of Developing Diabetes
Some research also suggests that long term coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of developing type two diabetes.

6. Prevent Skin Cancer
Wearing lots of sun screen in hot climates will help, but so could drinking coffee according to Harvard professor and researcher, Jiali Han. She discovered that the more cups of coffee you drink, the less chance you have of developing one of the most common forms of skin cancer.

7. Live Longer
Researchers from the National Institute of Health conducted a study from 1995 to 2008 to determine whether coffee helps you live longer. They came to the conclusion that if you drink three or more cups of coffee a day, you have a 10% chance of living a longer life.

Please remember that scientific research should always be read with an objective outlook.