People who drink coffee do it for a number of reasons. Not only do they love the taste of those rich, flavorful coffee beans, but there’s also the beautiful smell of freshly brewed coffee, exploring cool and trendy coffee shops, and of course, my personal favorite, the ritual of quietly sitting down every morning to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee. As if that wasn’t enough, turns out there’s even more reason to enjoy drinking coffee!
Believe it or not, there is a convincing amount of evidence which shows that regularly indulging in a cup of joe may actually be good for your health in the long run. This assumes, of course, that you’re not polluting your coffee with oodles of heart-clogging cream and sweet, but deadly sugar. Cups of black coffee, on the other hand, look like a good bet when it comes to drinking something for your health.
Here’s a look into all the incredible health benefits of drinking coffee…
1. Decreased Mortality
To put it as broadly as possible, drinking coffee on a regular basis may actually reduce your chances of dying from every imaginable cause. That’s right. And there is a heap of evidence to back up that eyebrow-raising claim. More than 35 studies have been done covering more than 2 million people, all of which indicate coffee directly influences what one meta-study published in Public Health Nutrition calls “all-cause mortality.”
According to the study, light to moderate amounts of coffee is “associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes, particularly in women.” So what is it about coffee that links its consumption to reducing the risk of death? That part is still unclear, but the statistical association is clearly there. As for the amount of coffee per day, the study indicates that the benefits of coffee consumption increased slightly with greater intake. So those in the study that drank 3 to 5-cups a day saw more benefits than those that drank 1-cup a day.