Coffee has become a favourite drink of so many people all over the world because of its pleasant and desirable taste. While people start sipping java to keep them alert at work, they also blame coffee for causing sleeplessness. However, there are surprising health benefits of coffee that they may not know about.
1. Reduce the risk of diabetes
Coffee contains caffeine, which is known to help boost a person’s overall chances of resisting diabetes. This drink also packs with antioxidants that protects against insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. According to a research by Harvard University, a six cup a day habit slashes women’s diabetes risk by 30 percent and men’s by over 50 percent compared to those who consume coffee occasionally or not at all. Especially, another study discovered that every additional cup of coffee per day decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7 percent.
2. Boost your brainpower
Java not only sharpens your memory and keeps you alert but also keeps you juiced when you’re sleep-deprived. It was proven to reduce stress that is associated with loss of sleep as well. Besides, coffee drinkers who consume three to five cups per day are 65 percent less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's compared to java avoiders, according to a 2009 study conducted in Sweden and Finland.
3. Keep skin cancer at bay
Along with lowering risk of developing diabetes, coffee helps reduce the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. This is also the most common cancer in the world. Some studies showed that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of developing compared to coffee avoiders. In particular, women who drink three cups of coffee per day see a 20 percent reduction in risk of skin cancer while men who consume the same amount have a 9 percent reduction.
4. Help you fight depression
Java contains caffeine which helps control the release of mood transmitters such as dopamine and serotonin from the brain. Women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day have a 15 percent less chance of being diagnosed with depression while folks who quaff four or more cups of coffee on a daily basis are 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who don’t drink java at all.
5. Live longer
According to a study by the National Institute of Health, people who consume coffee on a regular basis are likely to live longer than those who don’t. Men who drink three cups of coffee a day have a 10 percent chance of living longer while women who drink the same amount have a 13 percent chance of living longer than those who don’t drink java at all. Some other studies also found that the more coffee, the lower the risk of death.