Five health benefits of drinking coffee

Five health benefits of drinking coffee

Here's to 2018, we take a look at the five reasons why drinking coffee is good for your health and good for your business.

We all know that coffee is the most popular drink for helping to kickstart your day and for giving you that much-needed caffeine injection when you crave it the most. But there are many other reasons for choosing to drink coffee throughout the working day.

1. Good for your liver

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is incredibly good for your liver and can help to reduce your chances of developing liver cancer and cirrhosis. The thinking behind this theory is that coffee consumption decreases the number of liver enzymes that can damage the liver resulting in inflammation. Therefore coffee consumption helps to protect the liver.

2. Good source of antioxidants

Ground coffee is packed full of antioxidants, even more so than tea and cocoa. A total of over a thousand antioxidants have been found in the coffee bean. But why is this so important? Well, antioxidants are important to help the body fight inflammation. So drinking coffee can help those individuals who have arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as atherosclerosis.

3. Reduces risk of diabetes

There have been many research studies that have found a link between drinking coffee and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It has been suggested that those who are classed as heavy coffee drinkers, so those who drink more than five cups of coffee a day, have a 50% chance of not developing diabetes. So, why is this? Coffee helps in the effective utilisation of insulin and protects the cells that produce insulin, therefore helping the body to regulate blood sugar levels

4. Good for the brain and memory

Drinking coffee on a regular basis has been shown to improve cognitive function. Short-term memory is boosted, allowing you greater periods of concentration. There is also research being conducted at the moment that may suggest that drinking coffee can dramatically reduce the chances of you suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The thinking behind this theory is that coffee can help to stop the build-up of beta-amyloid plaque, which is a major contributor to an individual developing Alzheimer’s.

5. Good for the heart

Finally, the good news is that drinking coffee is good for the heart. A recent study that took over 13 years to conduct and which involved 37,000 participants, found that those who were moderate coffee drinkers had a 20% reduction in not developing a cardiac disease and other related conditions. The heart’s muscles are protected and kept healthy due to the anti-inflammatory nature of coffee. There is a reduced risk of individuals suffering from thrombosis and hypertension (high blood pressure).

So drinking coffee is good for your general health and wellbeing. To find out how the Office Coffee Company can provide your workplace with bean to cup coffee machines, to help power your employees through their working day, then please do get in touch with us today.

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