Posted on Aug 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Recent studies have shown that coffee can do more than just increase alertness or provide an energy boost.
Most people drink coffee in the morning, mid-morning or in the evening to boost their energy. Recent research studies conducted have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that drinking coffee has numerous benefits beyond what we can imagine.
The research has also revealed the more coffee you intake in a day, the more an individual derives its health benefits. Outlined below are some of the reasons people need to consume coffee on a regular basis.
Coffee Provides Longevity
According to the studies conducted, individuals who consume coffee tend to have a longer life span than those who do not. They are also well protected from aging diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and arthritis and cardiovascular to mention but a few. Components which make up coffee contain antioxidants which are responsible for combating metabolites which are responsible for causing inflammation which accelerates aging.
Coffee Combats Liver Cancer
According to a British study published in BMJ Open, the more people drink coffee, the lesser their chances of suffering from liver disease. Hepatocellular Cancer is a form of liver cancer whose risk can be lowered by a cup of coffee a day.
Another study published in Hepatology journal has it that coffee cuts off the danger of dying from liver cirrhosis by sixty-six percent in patients whose cancer was caused by non-viral hepatitis.
Protection Against Dementia
Caffeine, a component of coffee usually boosts brain enzymes which are responsible for protecting against dementia. This is according to a recent research conducted by researchers from Indiana University.
The particular enzyme called NMNAT2 can reduce damage which has been caused by the very distractive Tau proteins found in the brain and which accumulates due to aging.
Coffee Lowers the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
According to a Portuguese study, seventy-eight milligrams of caffeine in a cup of coffee significantly cuts the risk of getting age-related muscular degeneration (AMD). This dreaded disease is known to cause blindness among the aging population.
Similarly, besides consuming caffeine, other equally important nutrients such as vitamins C and E and beta-carotene lower the possibilities of getting this disease by at least thirty-five percent.
How Men Can Benefit from Consuming Coffee
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be combated among men by drinking two to three cups of coffee each day. According to a study pub in PLOS ONE, eighty-five to one hundred and seventy milligrams of caffeine in a day can lessen the chance of getting erectile dysfunction by forty-two percent. Other researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Centre have raised suspicion that caffeine can trigger events which relax the arteries in the penis hence increasing the blood flow.
“Association of Coffee Consumption with Total and Cause-specific Mortality in Three Large Prospective Cohorts,” Ming Ding, Ambika Satija, Shilpa N. Bhupathiraju, Yang Hu, Qi Sun, Walter Willett, Rob M. van Dam, Frank B. Hu, Circulation, online November 16, 2015.
Coffee, including caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/5/e013739
IU study finds caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia http://archive.news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2017/03/caffeine-brain-plaque-enzyme.shtml
Role of Caffeine Intake on Erectile Dysfunction in US Men: Results from NHANES 2001-2004 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0123547