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LIVE GOOD | 5 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

November 07, 2016

LIVE GOOD | 5 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

The popularity of coffee is hard to miss, with over 55 million posts alone on Instagram under the hashtag #coffee, not to mention the phrase "But First Coffee" that can be seen on mugs and t-shirts galore, and the increasing number of fancy coffee machines that can be found in almost every household, it's pretty plain to see that we are coffee obsessed! People love ordering their favorite coffee, savoring it at their favorite local coffee shops, and capturing that perfect "coffee" shot to share and post online. Everything about coffee is the epitome of cool. And new studies are showing that our obsession with coffee may actually come with some health benefits. 

Parkinsons Disease

A study conducted by Dr. Ascherio of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, showed that drinking coffee (up to 4-5 cups per day) could decrease a persons risk of developing Parkinsons disease. 

Nutrients in Coffee

You're getting a dose of vitamins and minerals with every cup of Coffee. Coffee contains Riboflavin = Vitamin B2, Pantothenic Acid = Vitamin B5, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, and Niacin.

Type II Diabetes

Numerous published studies have shown that the caffeine from coffee is associated with a lower risk for type II diabates and drinking 6-8 cups per day was linked to a 5-10% lower risk of developing the disease. 

Coffee as a Fat Burner

Coffee has been shown to have metabolism boosting effects. The caffeine in coffee helps break down fat by stimulating the production of lipase. 

Liver Cirrhosis

In Dr. Sanjiv Chopra's book, "The Big Five: 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Live Longer, he talks about the benefits that coffee has on the liver, specifically in helping to reduce liver disease. In fact, 4 cups a day my lower the risk of liver cirrhosis by 44%.  

 So there you have it, 5 reasons that you can have your coffee and drink it too! 

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