Javita Coffee: A Cup with Benefits
Across continents and throughout history, coffee has been celebrated for its intoxicating aromas, flavorful varieties and most of all, its unparalleled boost of energy and focus. Tall or short, hot or cold, with cream and sugar or simply black, more people than ever are starting their morning with a simmering cup, or two.
And consider this:
- 150 million Americans (65%) drink coffee every day.
- 400 million cups of coffee are consumed daily.
- 79% of people drinking coffee brew it at home.
There’s no denying the power of a great tasting cup of coffee, especially with benefits like these:
- You could live longer.
Recent studies found that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from some of the leading causes of death in women: coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
- Your body may process glucose (or sugar) better.
That’s the theory behind studies that found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to get type 2 diabetes.
- You're less likely to develop heart failure.
Drinking one to two cups of coffee a day may help ward off heart failure, when a weakened heart has difficulty pumping enough blood to the body.
- You are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
Caffeine is not only linked to a lower chance of developing Parkinson’s disease, but it may also help those with the condition better control their movements.
- Your liver will thank you.
Research shows that coffee drinkers are more likely to have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee.
- Your DNA will be stronger.
Dark roast coffee decreases breakage in DNA strands, which occur naturally but can lead to cancer or tumors if not repaired by your cells.
- Your odds of getting colon cancer will go way down.
Researchers found that coffee drinkers — decaf or regular — were 26 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
- You may decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.
Studies has shown that the caffeine in two cups of coffee may provide significant protection against developing Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, researchers found that people age 65+ who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop dementia in general.
- You're not as likely to suffer a stroke.
For women, drinking at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with lowered stroke risk, which is the fourth leading cause of female deaths.
So be sure you getting everything you want from your morning cup - a healthy body will thank you for it!