Your Body On Coffee


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:

  • Memory
    200 mg of caffeine -the amount in two 8-oz cups -improved long-term memory in a recent study.
  • Mood
    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.
  • Heart¬†
    200 to 300 mg of caffeine a day make your heart perform better by improving blood flow during rest.
  • Skin
    Women who consumed more than 3 cups of coffee a day had a significantly lower risk of basal cell carcinoma in a 2012 study
  • Liver
    Drinking more than 2 cups of coffee a day appears to protect against liver diseases such as cirrhosis.
  • Energy¬†
    Drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee an hour prior to a workout and you’ll go for longer, finds a PLoS One study.
  • Feet
    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.

 

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