Today is the International Coffee Day! To celebrate this day we’re posting this article that will disclose 6 important health benefits of coffee.
1 Helps You Proofread Better
The caffeine in coffee could actually help you to spot grammar errors, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Researchers found that caffeine helped students to correct errors in subject-verb agreement and verb tense, MSNBC reported. However, the caffeine still didn’t seem to make a difference at identifying misspelled words — sorry.
The study involved 32 college students who were given either a caffeine pill or a placebo. They were then asked to proofread a passage for errors, and the students who had taken caffeine were 10 percent more accurate at spotting the errors.
The researchers believe the effect is due to caffeine’s ability to increase focus and attention, which helps people to be more alert to errors. The findings could have implications for employers, who could give employees a cup of coffee before they proofread important documents.
Caffeine isn’t the only way to improve your proofreading, however. A few other tips include reading aloud, using a spell checker, and having another person read it over. Also, take a break before proofreading, as your mind can become more alert and better able to spot errors after a break.
2 Lowers Women’s Depression Risk
Women who drink a few cups of caffeinated coffee have a lower risk of depression than women who don’t drink any coffee, according to a Harvard study.
That research, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day have a 15 percent lower risk, while women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent
Coffee’s effects on depression risk may be due to its high caffeine content, which is known to affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine. Caffeine can also increase energy levels, focus, and alertness, which can all help to improve mood. Additionally, coffee contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory effects that may help to improve mental health.
These findings are an important reminder that small lifestyle changes, such as drinking a few cups of coffee, can have a significant effect on our mental health. If you’re feeling down, grab a cup of coffee and it might help you feel better.
3 Lowers Men’s Prostate Cancer Risk
A Harvard School of Public Health study shows that men who drink six cups of coffee a day have a 60 percent decreased chance of developing a dangerous form of prostate cancer, as well as a 20 percent decreased chance of developing any other kinds of prostate cancer.
The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, also shows that just drinking just some coffee a day — just one to three cups — could still cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent.
Further research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the specific components of coffee that are responsible for lowering the risk.
Overall, the evidence from the study indicates that there could be a possible link between drinking coffee and reducing the risk of prostate cancer. Therefore, men should consider drinking coffee as one of the ways to reduce their risk of prostate cancer.
4 Wards Off The World’s Most Common Cancer
New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference shows that coffee could help to ward off basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that women who drink three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk of the skin cancer, while men had a 9 percent lower risk.
Decaf coffee didn’t seem to have the same protective effect — so “our study shows that the inverse association with BCC appears due to caffeine, not other components in the coffee consumption,” study researcher Fengju Song, Ph.D., earlier told HuffPost.
5 Protects You From Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking coffee is associated with a lower Type 2 diabetes risk, with more coffee consumption linked to a greater decrease in risk, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine review of studies from 2009.
In that review, researchers looked at data from more than 450,000 people in 18 studies, and found that for every extra cup of coffee drank a day, a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased by 7 percent.
However, researchers cautioned that “the putative protective effects of these beverages warrant further investigation in randomized trials.”
Additionally, a study published in the journal PLOS One in November of 2017 found that people who drank four or more cups of coffee per day were at a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who consumed less. The study also found that drinking coffee did not increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, even among those who drank eight or more cups of coffee per day.
Overall, these studies suggest that drinking coffee regularly may help protect against the development of Type 2 diabetes. However, further research is needed to confirm this protective effect. Additionally, coffee should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, which are the most important factors for preventing Type 2 diabetes.
6 Decreases Parkinson’s Risk
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
In that review of studies, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers examined 26 studies that involved 125,000 British people, to find that two or three cups of coffee seemed to have the optimal effect, The Telegraph reported.
The researchers noted that the protective effect was seen primarily with caffeinated coffee, not decaf. Previous research has suggested that caffeine and other compounds found in coffee may have neuroprotective effects, and that coffee may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In addition, this study suggested that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may not confer additional protection against Parkinson’s disease. The authors noted that it is important to stick to sensible drinking habits and to take into account other lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, when it comes to reducing the risk of developing this neurological disorder.
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