Your Body On Coffee
Sure, it’s addictive and you’re right to blame it for sometimes giving you jitters, but coffee works head to toe for its health halo. Drink it all in:
200 mg of caffeine -the amount in two 8-oz cups -improved long-term memory in a recent study.
Depression risk was 20% lower in women who drank 4 daily 8-oz cups of coffee, finds a Harvard School of Public Health study. Caffeine may affect brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.
200 to 300 mg of caffeine a day make your heart perform better by improving blood flow during rest.
Women who consumed more than 3 cups of coffee a day had a significantly lower risk of basal cell carcinoma in a 2012 study
Drinking more than 2 cups of coffee a day appears to protect against liver diseases such as cirrhosis.
Drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee an hour prior to a workout and you’ll go for longer, finds a PLoS One study.
Drinking 6 daily cups of coffee reduced the risk of gout for men by 59%. Coffee appears to lower levels of uric acid in the blood.
- Diabetes Risk
Drinking six 8-oz cups of coffee daily was linked to a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard review of 28 studies.