If you drink 3-5 cups of coffee everyday, you decrease the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease or even dementia. Other studies have shown how drinking coffee daily can lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease – a neurodegenerative disorder to about 32- 60 per cent.
6. Decrease the risk of suicide
The Harvard Public School of Health found that adults who had two to four cups of caffeinated coffee everyday had 50 per cent lower risk of suicide to those who drank decaf or no coffee at all.
Coffee also had high levels of antioxidants and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5. With good doses of manganese and potassium, coffee can be a great lifesaver!
Another study, published in the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, concluded that people who consumed four or more cups of coffee daily were less likely to commit suicide.
7. Lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Coffee users who started drinking coffee from one cup to more than that over a period of 5 years had 11 per cent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to higher risks of colorectal, liver, breast and endometrial cancer incidence and/or mortality, according to the The American Cancer Society
Those users, who decreased their coffee consumption by more than a cup in a day, increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 17 per cent.
Coffee is often labelled as black gold. The coffee beans have a lot of power punched in it! The benefits of drinking coffee are truly time tested. With more and Americans taking to the drink in recent years, coffee connoisseurs have much to look up to.
8. Increase blood pressure
Well, nothing to worry! The effect may be short and temporary and there are no long term effects. There is no harmful influence on the blood vessels, which is highly likely to happen with many other major dietary factors.
9. Raise cholesterol levels
The way you brew your coffee matters a lot, especially if you’re worried about cholesterol. Those who prefer French press, a percolator, or espresso, please know that your coffee consists of a significantly higher amount of cafestol than if you use paper filtered or instant coffee. Expresso causes the body’s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels to rise, which increases the chance of heart attacks and premature death. But filtered coffee is devoid of cholesterol-increasing oils, called terpenes.