Sipping coffee daily can lower the risk of cardiovascular problems. A new study which involved a detailed study of data of more than 46,000 participants (aged 40 to 79 with 60 per cent being females) showed that frequent consumption of coffee can reduce multiple causes of death and prevent further heart attack.
Top benefits of drinking coffee
- Drinking coffee daily helps heart attack survivors by lowering their risk of death. Coffee can prevent heart attacks or strokes in healthy individuals.
- Drinking one to two cups of coffee daily can help a weakened heart to pump enough blood to the body.
- Coffee drinkers are less likely to die from some of the leading causes of death — coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
- People who drink more coffee are also less likely to get type 2 diabetes.
- Coffee has a protective effect on the liver. People consuming coffee are more likely to have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee.
- People consuming dark roast coffee are at the lower risk of breakage in DNA strands. Breakage in DNA strands occurs naturally and can lead to cancer or tumours if not repaired.
- Caffeine is found naturally in coffee. It is not only linked to a lower chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. It is basically a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. Coffee instead improves the nervous system.
- Coffee shows more antioxidant activity. Coffee is a major source of antioxidants. Coffee helps in protecting against cognitive decline and also provides a short-term memory boost.
- Coffee enhances exercise performance. Caffeine is dehydrating. This is one of the many reasons why fitness experts recommend drinking coffee before and after workout.
- Coffee can also guard against gout. Drinking coffee regularly reduces the risk of developing gout. Men consuming four to five cups of coffee daily can reduce the chance of developing gout by 40 per cent.