2. Protects the Liver
If you regularly imbibe (2 to 3 alcoholic drinks per day), drinking more than 2 cups of coffee daily was shown to protect the liver from damaging diseases, like cirrhosis (or alcoholic liver disease). According to a Finish study, jointly conducted by Seinäjoki Central Hospital and the University of Tampere, coffee consumption decreased the liver-damaging enzyme GGT (or gamma-glutamyl transferase) levels by up to 50-percent.
3. Increases Energy Levels
A study conducted in PLoS One (via the Public Library of Science) claims that drinking 3 cups of coffee an hour before working out will increase energy, improve endurance, and increase exercise performance. Findings linked caffeine ingestion prior to physical activity to improved motor skills, muscle contractions, and to greater stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system.
4. Coffee Improves Memory
A study conducted by neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, found that moderate coffee drinking improved short- and long-term memory. The study tested the memory function by asking participants to view a series of images. Findings revealed that individuals who drank the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee (8-ounce servings) beforehand better recalled the original images and successfully distinguished the initial images from similar images presented the next day.
5. Coffee Protects Against Gout
If you’re in the habit of drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day, you may be lowering your risk of gout! Research funded by the Arthritis Foundation, found that the more coffee consumed—the lower the risk of developing the chronic joint condition. Drinking coffee lowered the levels of uric acid (which is linked to gout) in the blood in for male and female study participants.