10 reasons that confirm coffee a healthy drink


cofeebreakFormer US president once said “I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for afternoon”.


Coffee is a mind-accelerating mood booster drink.  Studies revealed that coffee is America’s No. 1 source of antioxidants, an important compound that protects you from toxic free radicals that causes various diseases.  There is no qualm that coffee has a long history of being blamed for causing heart diseases and cancer.  But mounting research data suggests that for most people, coffee can be far more healthful than it is harmful.  If you drink adequate amount of coffee, you can lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, gallstones, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.  On top of that you will feel more alert and tempted to work out harder at the gym.


Rob M. Van Dam, assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health says that Coffee is “not only a vehicle for caffeine,” it has a lot of other components such as antioxidants and fiber which accounts for various health benefits. kids-asthma

Coffee reduces the risk of Asthma: A study conducted by National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) on 20,322 Americans revealed that 3 or more cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of asthma by 29%.  coffee-reduces-risk-of-heart-diseases


Coffee reduces risk of heart disease: 1-3 cups of coffee may inhibit inflammation, reduce the risk of cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases in postmenopausal women.

Coffee prevents type 2 diabetes: A Harvard study on 126,000 people for 18 years found that drinking 6 or more cups of coffee per day reduces risk of diabetes in women by 30% and in men by 54%. Colon

Coffee reduces the risk of colon cancer: 2 or more cups of coffee per day can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 25%.

Coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease: 3-4 cups of coffee per day or 421 mg to 2716 mg of caffeine can lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease up to 80%.


Coffee decreases gallstone disease:  2 or...

more cups of coffee or 400 mg or more caffeine per day decreases the likelihood of developing gallstones by nearly 50%.Coffee-prevents-tooth-decay

Coffee prevents tooth decay: Coffee contains anti-adhesive and antibacterial compound called Trigonelline, which prevents the common tooth decay bacteria Streptococcus mutans from adhering to tooth enamel. I don’t think this means that you can sleep after drinking coffee without brushing your teeth. liver-cirrhosis

Coffee reduces the risk of liver cirrhosis: 2 or more cups of coffee each day can reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis by 80%.

Coffee can treat Alzheimer’s disease: Latest research from University of South Florida has uncovered powerful evidence that 5 cups of coffee can stave off as well as treat Alzheimer’s disease. headache


Coffee improves headache and mental alertness: The usual dose of caffeine is up to 250 mg/day, about 2 cups of coffee.


Earl Wilson, 20th century columnist said that “Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” I agree, coffee breaks are drivers for gossips and water cooler talks in offices.  According to the Mayo clinic, a reasonable amount of caffeine, two to four cups of brewed coffee per day is probably safe.  But high dose of coffee like 5-7 cups/ day may result in difficulty sleeping, nervousness, irritability, nausea, a fast or irregular heartbeat, headaches, anxiety, or muscle tremors.  Coffee may also raise cholesterol levels in some people and may contribute to artery clogging.  However, many large studies show that drinking coffee has no significant adverse affects on most healthy people; although pregnant women, heart patients, and those at risk for osteoporosis may still be advised to limit or avoid coffee.


Healthy drinking!


Sources: abcnews/coffee | ajcn/coffeehealth | cbsnews/webmd/coffee



5 Responses

  1. Mike Jones says:

    Thanks for the interesting article on the benefits of drinking coffee!

  2. Thanks for finally talking about > Drink starbucks, Nestle, Bru, folger coffee to stay healthy
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