ISLAMABAD – Researchers discovered that participants who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 65% decreased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later on in life.
Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of cancer or heart disease. In fact, most studies find an association between coffee consumption and decreased overall mortality and possibly cardiovascular mortality, although this may not be true in younger people who drink large amounts of coffee.
Below are a few benefits of coffee:
Prevents Depression and Gallstones :
According to a study from the “Archives of Internal Medicine” women who consumed 2-3 cups of coffee a day were 15% less likely to develop depression where as women who consumed 4 cups of coffee or more were 20% more likely to suffer from depression.
A Harvard study in 2002 concluded that people who drank four cups of coffee or more per day had a 25% less chance of developing gallstones.
Improves Memory :
People who consume two cups of coffee or more had improved reaction times and short-term memory.
Another study concluded that women 65 and older who drank 3 cups of coffee or more had decreased chances of memory loss.
Boosts Metabolism :
A great thing about coffee is that it tends to boost your metabolism and even helps lose weight. A study in 2006 also confirmed that the benefits of boosting metabolism were a lot higher in lean people rather than obese people.
Reduces chances of developing cancer
There has been a direct correlation of decreased prostate, liver, endometrial and breast cancer with increased coffee consumption. A 2011 study on breast cancer revealed that drinking five cups would decrease the incidence of cancer by 20% and a 2008 study concluded that drinking three cups of coffee delays the onset of cancer.
Coffee enhances performance :
The reason that coffee tends to be one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world is that it affects performance. A 2008 study concluded that coffee helped athletes perform better in training if taken an hour before the routine.
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