In a large study that included 50,000 women it was found that only a single cup of coffee in a week reduces the chance of depression by 15 percent.
Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world; it wakes us up, helps us stay focused on the tasks we perform and provides us with the energy boosts that everyone needs.
Most people, at least in America and Europe, get caffeine from coffee. However, because of the myths about coffee’s harmful effects, many people are still concerned about whether to reduce coffee intake or exclude coffee from their diet altogether.
Although there are no indications of why caffeine should be completely eliminated, some people sometimes literally overdose from coffee, as much as possible.
Severe caffeine addicts exceed the recommended daily limit of 400 mg of caffeine daily, which can cause insomnia, restlessness and/or rapid heartbeat, especially if consumed too fast.
However, many studies on coffee consumption show that it is not bad for the body at all, and reportedly, it has many good effects on our health.
And the general benefit of coffee for health is also shown by the fact found by scientists; namely, scientist came to know that people who drink coffee, rarely suffer from any disease.
Although there are plenty of drinks and foods we should avoid, coffee is not one of them. And here’s why:
- Healthy liver
Nine different researches have shown that coffee is associated with a reduced risk of cirrhosis. According to these researches, one cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of cirrhosis by 22 per cent, two cups by 43 per cent, three by 57 per cent, and four cups a day by as much as 65 per cent.
- Heart diseases
An astonishing number of 200 studies shows that people who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are 19 percent less likely to die of cardiovascular diseases.
One major study on coffee conducted in 2009 found that every cup of coffee we drink reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by seven per cent (if you drink two cups a day, your chances of having this disease are 14 per cent lower, etc.).
- Type 1 diabetes
The authors of another study, using data from 30 different studies involving more than one million people this year at the annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes, explained that three to four cups of coffee a day lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 25 per cent.
People who drink coffee to excess, and drink at least three cups a day, have an 18 per cent lower risk of cancer, according to a recent study.
It has been proven that at least one cup of coffee a day reduces the chance of liver cancer by 15%, and some data suggest that people who drink coffee are less likely to suffer from oral cancer (tongue, throat) and prostate cancer.
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
The studies on coffee have also examined the effect of this drink on the brain’s health, whereby it was found that people who drink coffee on a daily basis are about 16 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other diseases that reduce cognitive abilities.
According to a large study involving 50,000 women, it was found that only one cup of coffee a week reduces the chance of depression by 15 per cent, while two or three cups a day further increase this percentage to 20 per cent.
Another study, which includes more than 100,000 women and men, shows that “coffee drinkers” are less likely to commit suicide by 45 per cent, and the likelihood for those who drink four or more cups a day is 53 per cent.
- Mortality in general
European researches conducted on 50.000 people within a period of 16 years have shown that men who drink three or more cups of coffee a day have twelve per cent, while women have seven per cent, fewer chances to die of any abdominal disease, and they also have a healthier liver.
The second study, conducted on 186,000 Americans, confirmed this, and it also showed that people who drink at least one cup of coffee a day are 12 percent less likely to die of any disease.
Two or three cups a day reduced early mortality by 15 percent.