Coffee is one such drink which never goes out of trend. While some people add coffee for a fresh mind to kickstart their day, there are some coffee facts which will make you add this drink to your daily menu.
On International Coffee Day, here’s looking at 5 benefits of drinking coffee:
It boosts heart functions in the elderly
A study conducted by Heinrich-Heine-University’s Medical Faculty in Germany showed that drinking four cups of coffee daily can enhance the function of heart cells as well as help the elderly recover from heart attacks. The study conducted on mice showed that coffee promotes movement of a regulatory protein which enhances their function to protect cardiovascular cells from damage.
Protects you from liver cirrhosis
A study conducted by Southampton University found that drinking coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis. Drinking just one cup per day was shown to reduce the risk by 22%, two cups by 43%, and three cups by 57%.
Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Research conducted by Aarhus University in Denmark found substances in coffee that can reduce the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Initially, the scientists had suspected that caffeine was responsible for this effect, but later identified other substances in coffee that are responsible for this effect.
Can protect you from prostate cancer
Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day can also lower risk of prostate cancer, as long as you make it the Italian way, showed a study conducted by IRCCS Neuromed, Italy. The Italian method of making coffee involves high pressure, very high water temperature and no filters.
Boosts your exercise routine
Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning before hitting the treadmill can help you feel more energetic and stronger. A study conducted by Coventry University found that having a cup of coffee an hour before a competitive running race could improve performance times by 2%. Caffeine can also increase energy production and mental alertness which can act as a pre-workout booster.