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Health benefits of coffee

Coffee has many health benefits. It is not just a drink. The nutritional value of this black drink makes it the ultimate. A single cup of coffee contains vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese. 

Below are some health benefits of coffee, according to Healthline: 

Protects the liver

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that protect against inflammation and disease caused by free radicals or toxins. The daily intake of 2-4 cups of coffee reduces the risk of liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD).

Reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease 

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia affecting older adults, develop slowly but worsen over time. Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer's, drinking a minimum of 3-4 cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by 60%.

Protecting against Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease, second only to Alzheimer's disease, is also incurable even today, but coffee can act as an effective prevention to reduce the risk of Parkinson's by 60%. The high level of caffeine in coffee has a protective mechanism against dementia.

Helps weight loss 

Coffee works as an appetite suppressant. Having a cup of coffee in the afternoon or after dinner helps curb the appetite for a snack or sweet treat. It works as a stimulant and provides energy, allowing us to be more active. In addition, coffee stimulates thermogenesis, i.e., the process by which the body generates heat to digest food, leading to the burning of calories.

It decreases the risk of certain cancers 

In modern times, cancer has become the leading cause of death worldwide. But coffee appears to have a protective mechanism against two types of cancer: liver and colorectal cancer. According to research, drinking 3–4 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of liver cancer by half and reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 15%.The high level of antioxidants in coffee has the potential to protect the liver against cancer.

Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes

Research shows that daily consumption of 4-6 cups of coffee reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 30%, whether the coffee is decaffeinated or not. Coffee contains a number of polyphenols and chlorogenic acid (CGA) that prevent diabetes and improve glucose control in diabetic patients.

Helps fight depression 

Previously associated only with adults, depression is becoming increasingly common among adolescents as well. Depression is one of the most common illnesses plaguing the majority of today's population. Coffee works as an instant antidepressant. The high level of antioxidants in coffee has been shown to elevate your mood and make you happy.

Increased energy levels

The strongly stimulating caffeine in coffee boosts energy levels and charges the metabolism, thus increasing mental and physical energy.

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