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Looking for good reasons to drink coffee?

There are many good reasons to drink coffee and there are a few reasons not to. In recent time, I have read and equally contributed to many articles telling us what’s bad for our health but there is always a good and food side to life. I have painstakingly compiled these lists of benefits of drinking coffee even though in moderation from peer-reviewed scientific journals.

  • Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%
  • Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life
  • It increase your fiber intake since a cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams
  • Coffee protects against cirrhosis of the liver. Research conducted showed that those who consumed 6 or more cups per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes
  • Even newer research out of Sweden revealed that drinking coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s diseases even when genetic factors come into play
  • Lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduces suicide risk and Depression
  • Coffee drinkers have less risk of heart disease as Korean researchers found that study participants who consumed 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day were less likely to show the beginning signs of heart disease.
  • Coffee drinkers have stronger DNA
  • Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Coffee reduces colorectal cancer risk. Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that those that consume 1-3 cups of coffee a day have a 29% reduced risk of developing liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is the most common type
  • Coffee may boost a woman’s sex drive
  • Reduced Liver Cancer Risk
  • Prevents Retinal Damage. A Cornell University Study showed that coffee may prevent retinal damage due to oxidative stress.
  • Coffee may protect against periodontal disease. The researchers found that coffee didn’t promote gum disease and actually showed a protective benefit
  • Coffee may protect against melanoma. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that melanoma risk decreases with coffee consumption and that this risk decreases with each cup consumed
  • Reduced heart attack mortality risk
  • Black coffee prevents cavities

However, coffee may not be beneficial for everyone. Those with certain heart conditions, caffeine sensitivity and woman who are pregnant should stick to decaf or tea. Courtesy: Caffeine Informer Staff

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Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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