I don’t know about you, but I can not start my day without a cup of coffee. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone either. In fact, 54% of Americans drink coffee every morning. Coffee not only tastes good but did you know it was actually good for you?
Coffee is amazing. It tastes good, it gives us energy, and it also has a ton of health benefits. According to a study published in the Journal of Pain in March 2007, those who drink coffee everyday experience a reduction in pain. Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%! It additionally protects the liver from cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis of the liver is an extremely serious condition, and it often results in death. According to a study published in the journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended 20-38 grams! Coffee really is amazing. There has been extensive research performed comparing non-coffee drinkers and coffee drinkers.
One study shows that coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia. They also have fewer cases of cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes. “There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health,” says Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. His team reviewed nine studies of coffee and type 2 diabetes. The study consisted of over 193,000 people who said they drank six or seven cups daily.
The study found that the people who drank coffee every day had a 35% less likely to have type 2 diabetes. There was a 28% lower risk for type 2 diabetes. The findings held regardless of sex, weight, and geographical locations. Technically, coffee drinkers are technically healthier!