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10 Reasons To Drink Coffee Every Day

Ah, nothing beats that first smell and taste of coffee in the morning. However, should we really be drinking it every day? 54% of Americans drink coffee daily; and while some people drink coffee for energy or because they love the taste or need the energy boost, it actually offers numerous health benefits.

Let’s take a look at 10 reasons you should drink coffee daily:


1. Coffee Can Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Diabetes
Over 9% of American’s now have diabetes, and the number one factor behind its development is a poor diet and overall bad lifestyle choices. Although drinking too much coffee is itself a bad lifestyle choice, drinking a couple of cups daily is not only okay, it also reduces your risk of developing diabetes. Scientists at Harvard School of Public Health evaluated data from 128,000 healthcare professionals who were surveyed about their diet choices for more than 20 years. During those two decades, 7,300 of them were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but the ones who drank more than one cup of coffee daily, had an 11% lower risk for the disease.


2. Coffee May Reduce Tooth Decay
It seems that coffee can reduce tooth decay. Several studies have shown that roasted coffee beans may be able to reduce the effect of the bacterium that causes tooth decay. In the studies, various types of coffee beans were used, both roasted and unroasted, Arabia and Robusta and while all of them provided similar benefits, the roasted varieties seemed to be more active in preventing bacteria from sticking to the teeth.


3. Coffee May Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s
The cases of Alzheimer’s disease are growing at a scary rate, but there are preventative measures you can take to lower your risk and drinking coffee is one of them.


4. Coffee Improves Your Mood
Coffee contains caffeine that improves your mood and cognitive functioning. So it not only makes you more alert, but it also boosts your mood. This is especially noticeable if you’ve been drinking coffee each day for a year and suddenly stop. You might experience a downshift in your mood, and only by drinking more coffee are you able to raise your spirits.


5. Coffee Is Good For Your Liver
Avoid alcohol and drink more coffee is the advice here. While the former can damage your liver beyond repair, the latter just wants to protect it.


6. Coffee Could Prevent Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is now one of the fastest growing cancers in the world, and more and more people each year are being diagnosed with it. There are things you can do to cut your risk, and this includes drinking more coffee. Scientists have theorized that caffeine is responsible for this, though no final conclusion has yet been reached.


7. Coffee Improves Your Cardiovascular Health
We’re always being told that coffee is bad for our heart. True, too much coffee is bad for your heart. If you drank 30 cups a day, as the great French writer Balzac was reported to have done, you are putting yourself at massive risk of having a heart attack. However, if you drink coffee each day in moderation, you can actually improve the health of your heart.


8. Coffee Strengthens Your DNA
You might be wondering why you’d need to strengthen your DNA. Well, alarming as it may sound, DNA strands can break. but drinking more coffee may help as caffeine appears to help keep DNA intact.


9. Coffee Is Rich In Antioxidants
Antioxidants are your body’s first line of defense against rogue free radicals, and coffee contains more than many fruits, including oranges and grapes.


10. And, Yes, Coffee Could Help You Live Longer
Okay, while it looks like it at the moment, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects. In short, there are many good reasons to drink coffee each day.


Where’s the barista?


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VinceSummers wrote on July 27, 2018, 9:23 PM

I consistently consume two cups, for whatever reason. Maybe just to hold a hot cup between my hands? To have an excuse to sip a liquid? For flavor? Something to view as a morning medication? I don't know.

As to point one, conclusions are a dangerous thing (I know it wasn't your conclusion, but that of the study). Did the coffee reduce diabetes, or was there something else in common for the healthier group? A very little data for a very large conclusion. Of course, it was more of a suggested possibility than a medical conclusion, I'm sure.

MegL wrote on July 28, 2018, 5:18 AM

I suppose it was what you would call a correlation. It doesn't necessarily mean a causative relationship one way or the other.

VinceSummers wrote on July 28, 2018, 8:08 AM

You are sharp. You see through some of the haze. The problem is: sometimes scientists, for whatever reason, whatever the intention, do not completely avoid the haze. Many people don't recognize it or how to alter their conclusions because of it.

MegL wrote on July 28, 2018, 8:13 AM

Many times, people see what they WANT to see! In fact, most of the time. There is some research that suggests we make a decision based on our feelings, then find logical reasons to support it!

melody23 wrote on July 29, 2018, 8:55 AM

I love coffee!

MegL wrote on July 29, 2018, 1:16 PM

Me too. I drink tea too but coffee is my favourite.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 29, 2018, 4:52 PM

Now that's my cup of .... tea. Yea, I have been off line several days. Reason being, I have to catch up on my reading. I mean, book reading. I have taken off writing anything online for a week or two. Now that I see you are still here. I will be getting back as soon as I get these few books finished, and sort out about 50 other books in my man cave, I will resume my online activities, including writing some new posts here at Persona Paper. The writing site that doesn't advertise. Enjoy your coffee time of the soul. I will do the same. God bless and see you all soon. :)

MegL wrote on July 29, 2018, 5:39 PM

Book reading used to be my favourite of all activity before the internet came along.

VinceSummers wrote on July 29, 2018, 7:34 PM

I got to thinking, Anthony... You enjoy Walmart. And you've written some about it. A journal of your experiences, when something out of the ordinary happens, could prove pleasurable. Or things not out of the ordinary they we might want to look at from another vantage point.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 29, 2018, 10:06 PM

Not a bad idea. Although most of my observations of the two we shop at, are not as often that spectacular. By the way, I received a hang up call from Walmart some days ago. Thanks to the Caller ID technology included in my monthly billing statement, not free, of course, I can now keep track of all calls. And to make things interesting, I jotted down a number from Caller ID today. It was another hang up call. Tracing that number online got me some unexpected results. Someone living in Lenexa, KS , and I was able to see the map where the caller came from, and I was able to learn that they were using their cell phone to make that hang up call. Perhaps it was a wrong number but, The caller lives directly across from a local cemetery. So perhaps I got a hang up call from the grave. LOL Just kidding. :)

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melody23 wrote on July 30, 2018, 1:27 PM

I'm the same. I will drink tea on the rare occasion there is time on nightshift because just about everyone I work with drinks tea and it means a jug of tea can be made and we all just share instead of making separate things for people but I would never make tea for myself at home, unless I am unwell because tea is comforting

lookatdesktop wrote on July 31, 2018, 7:12 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1AWLo_fK1U&t =242s

MegL wrote on August 1, 2018, 5:05 AM

That's a fascinating video, you should make a post on it!

Last Edited: August 1, 2018, 2:49 PM