The best part of a waking up really is a coffee in your hand… that is for many, many people. Yes, it’s an addiction, but it’s ac addiction that has actually proven to have serious health benefits. So those caffeine withdrawal headaches are actually worth it. I’ve been a regular coffee addict for years, and have always waited to see the side effects, however nothing has happened yet. Not even teeth staining.
The good news for frequent coffee drinkers, other than that great burst of energy in the morning, is that there is research indicating that coffee helps fight off particularly horrible diseases and illnesses. Recent studies have proven that drinking coffee can lower risk of color or liver cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
Additionally, men who frequently drink coffee have “a lower risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer,” than non-coffee drinking men. Also, middle-aged folks drinking 3-5 cups o’ Joe a day had a reduced risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Well, it turns out coffee isn’t necessarily the “Devil’s Brew” after all. It’s true that most people, who drink coffee regularly, do drink it for the energy they get from the caffeine. However, the consumption of decaffeinated coffee resulted in the same health benefits as regular, therefore the caffeine isn’t what is reducing the risk of these terrible diseases. Coffee has a high level of antioxidants that come naturally from other fruits and vegetables, that most people don’t eat enough of in a day. The coffee is making up for that lack. So if you’re not a coffee drinker, you may become one knowing these surprising health benefits come from even decaffeinated coffee. After all these year, it turns out coffee actually is good for you!