Here are 5 reasons your daily cup of coffee may be doing more for you than providing that early-morning pick-me-up.
- You could live longer.
While it may seem paradoxical, coffee can actually improve your health and increase your lifespan. Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from some of the leading causes of death in women: coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
- Your liver will thank you.
Research shows that coffee drinkers are more likely to have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee. That’s good news for the many people who love their daily cup of joe — both regular and decaf coffee seem to have a protective effect on your liver.
- Coffee curbs depression.
The data suggested an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and depression: in other words, heavy coffee drinkers seemed to have the lowest risk (up to 20 percent) of depression.
- Coffee may help protect against cognitive decline.
There are several theories about how coffee may help prevent or protect against cognitive decline. One working theory: caffeine prevents the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque that may contribute to the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s
- Coffee is healthy for your heart.
Drinking one to two cups of coffee a day may help ward off heart failure, when a weakened heart has difficulty pumping enough blood to the body.
So how much coffee is healthy, and how much is too much? Two to three eight-ounce cups per day is considered moderate; heavy coffee drinkers consume four cups or more daily. With A&Bs coffee program we make it easy for your team to enjoys the best coffee right from your workplace.