16 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee

Coffee isn't just delicious and energizing. Several scientific studies cite coffee's health and life benefits. Here are 16 reasons why you should be drinking coffee.

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Coffee isn't just delicious and energizing. Several scientific studies cite coffee's health and life benefits. Here are 16 reasons why you should be drinking coffee.
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Coffee is rich in antioxidants. These are fundamental in protecting cells from free radicals, substances that can damage cells and increase risk of disease.
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Coffee's aroma is relaxing. According to a study out of Seoul National University, coffee created changes in the cerebral proteins of lab rats, diminishing their stress levels.
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Coffee lessens the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. A study published by ScienceDaily in 2012 says those who consume coffee are less likely to suffer from this condition.
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Coffee diminishes the risk of getting cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. Various studies have shown coffee can lessen the possibility of liver malfunction by 80 percent.
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Coffee can make you happier. According to the National Institute of Health, people who drink more than four cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of getting depression by 10 percent.
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That means the more people drink coffee, the lower the rate of suicides. Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk by 50 percent, said a study by the Harvard School of Public Health. Coffee is an anti-depressant because it stimulates the production of neurotransmitters like Dopamine.
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Coffee reduces the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. People who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce the risk by up to 50 percent, according to the American Chemical Society.
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Coffee makes you smarter. Caffeine increases reaction time, attention span, alertness and logical reasoning. According to scientists at the University of Miami, people over 65-years-old with high levels of caffeine in their blood experience symptoms of Alzheimer's two to three years later than those with low levels of caffeine.
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Coffee can reduce the risk of skin cancer in women according to a study by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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Coffee is good for your body. Caffeine affects the nervous system by stimulating metabolism and mobilizing fatty acids in fatty tissue.
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Coffee can be your brain's best friend. Coffee can help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's thanks to high levels of antioxidants.
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Studies have shown that drinking about four cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of rectal cancer.
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Consuming coffee on a regular basis can reduce the risk of liver cancer.
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Coffee can take away pain from headaches because of its ability to dilate blood vessels in the brain.
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Coffee can improve intellectual performance in children.
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Drinking coffee can help athletes maintain their physique and increase their endurance. Various studies have proved coffee can increase muscular development.
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