Drinking five cups of coffee may make you feel a bit jittery, but it could also save your life.
A new study revealed that people who drink coffee regularly are less likely to die of heart disease and diabetes than those who don’t drink coffee.
Furthermore, people who drink four or five cups each day were found to have the lowest risk of early death.
Coffee drinkers were also found to have have a lower risk of some serious diseases.
1. Coffee May Lower The Risk of Type II Diabetes
This disease is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin, or an inability to produce insulin.One massive study revealed that each daily cup of coffee lowered the risk of type II diabetes by 7%
3. Coffee May Protect Against Liver Cancer
There is evidence that coffee can have protective effects on the liver, including a drastically reduced risk of liver cancer.
Some studies revealed that drinking 2 cups of coffee per day lowered the risk of liver cancer by 31%. In individuals with a previous history of liver disease, coffee decreased the risk by 44%.
4. Coffee Lowers The Risk of Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is another disorder of the liver, and it is characterized by replacement of liver tissue with scar tissue, leading to loss of liver function.
Coffee may be incredibly protective against cirrhosis. In one study, those who drank 4 cups of coffee per day were 80% less likely to get cirrhosis.
6. Coffee is Not Associated With Increased Heart Disease
Heart disease is usually a result of impaired blood flow in the arteries supplying blood to the heart.
It is often claimed that coffee is bad for the heart, but this has never been proven.
Some studies show that coffee have no effect on heart disease, but others actually show a mild but statistically significant reduction in risk
This may be affected by the way how coffee is prepared. Unfiltered coffee has substances called diterpenes, which may raise blood cholesterol levels.
Brewing coffee with a paper filter effectively removes all the diterpenes
7. Coffee May Lower The Risk of Stroke
Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding.
Some studies revealed that coffee consumption was associated with a mild but statistically significant decrease in the risk of stroke
8. Coffee Reduces All-Cause Mortality
Some observational studies show that coffee drinkers are slightly less likely to die over a given time period
This effect is especially pronounced in type II diabetics, one study showing that the diabetics who drank the most coffee were 30% less likely to die during the 20 year study period.
So drink coffee and enjoy in all it’s benefits!