The Myriad Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee didn’t become the most-consumed drink in the Western world just by being delicious! (Although that doesn’t hurt.)

For millennia, humans have understood coffee to have restorative – even mystical – health powers, and science has finally caught up.

What are some of the best health benefits of drinking coffee?

Coffee Might Save You from Diabetes

Some research suggests coffee can actually keep people from developing Type II diabetes. Not only that, but there’s a lower risk of developing complications from Type I diabetes when on a carefully-controlled coffee diet, too. Scientists think caffeine actually plays a regulating role with blood sugar and insulin.

Coffee Is Good for Your Heart

In fact, several long term studies by reputable organizations have found those who drink coffee significantly less likely to develop heart disease over time. The effects are reversed if you drink too much coffee, but one or two cups a day are good for your ticker!

Coffee is Great for Your Liver

More than almost any other organ, coffee is good for your liver. In fact, people who regularly drank coffee were found in several longitudinal studies to have less chance of developing fatty liver or hepatitis. Some evidence even suggests it can prevent and reverse the effects drinking alcohol has on cirrhosis of the liver!

Coffee Can Give You Vital Nutrients

Coffee is chock full of antioxidants and naturally contains a good amount of several hard-to-come-by nutrients. Just two cups a day will give you 22% of your daily required B12, 12% of your B5, and 4% of your Niacin and Magnesium. Take multivitamin with your morning cup and you’re good to go!

Coffee Might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that some studies suggest coffee may help prevent. Several noted studies showed participants with a 65% lower chance of developing the debilitating disease over time! Science suggests the caffeine in coffee paired with its antioxidants may be the answer.

Coffee May Help Prevent Depression

Coffee’s been shown in several studies of both men and women to lessen the likelihood of depression. For women, particularly, the effects are significant. Suicide rates among heavy coffee drinkers are also far lower than the general population. Some point to the communal nature of coffee drinking as the reason for the health effects.

Coffee is good for the soul and, as it turns out, the body. Have your next cup with the knowledge that you’re doing something good for your body!

J. Martinez Fine Coffee imports some of the finest coffee in the world to ensure every cup of coffee you drink is as delicious as it is healthful. Which of our estate blends will you be toasting to better health today?