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
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 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 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.
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.
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.