Coffee has earned a bad rap! As far as health food goes, it’s typically the first item banished from your diet if you go on a health cleanse. Although drinking too many cups a day is linked to increasing heart rate and cortisol (your flight response hormone)—there are several surprising health benefits to that morning cup of java—as long as you keep your consumption down to two to three cups per day and nix the cream and sugar.
Here are ten convincing reasons why coffee can be considered good for you…
1. Coffee Increases Memory
Studies show that two cups of the caffeinated stuff can actually strengthen your long- and short-term memory. In a 2005 study presented at the Radiological Society of North America, researchers found that consuming 2 to 3 cups of coffee improved short-term memory as well as lowering the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.