5 Reasons why Coffee is Good for Your Health
Author: Darren Date Posted:28 September 2011
People are always telling us that too much coffee is bad for our health. But luckily for us, those people are lying! Here are five reasons that studies suggest we should keep up the caffeine:
- Depression reduction
Results from a recent study at the Harvard School of Public Health have been revealed, and the news is good for women. Nearly 51,000 women took part in the study. It was found that those who regularly drank four cups of coffee a day have a 20% lower risk of clinical depression than their coffee-fearing counterparts. True, we've always known that coffee makes you happy, but its nice to hear Harvard agree.
- Improves Concentration
Recently, British mother Christie Haske has begun medicating her ADHD-inflicted 7 year old son with coffee. Christie recommends it to those hoping to avoid potentially dangerous prescription drugs such as Ritalin, which is known to have adverse side affects. Her son, Rowan, has said: “'It tastes good and it calms me down”.
(7 year old Rowan with his 'medication' -- only a matter of time until he's asking for a Blue Pod coffee machine)
Antioxidants are important in the maintenance of our health. In order to continually replace our antioxidant levels, we must consume antioxidant rich food. Luckily for us, coffee is a great natural source of antioxidants!
- Stroke risk reduction
A study at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden has revealed that coffee may significantly reduce the risk of a stroke. From The Daily Mail, UK:
“The results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, showed those drinking two cups a day were 14 per cent less likely to suffer a clot on the brain, while drinking three to four cups a day reduced the dangers by 17 per cent.”
- Alzheimer’s risk reduction
Not only is coffee said to be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s, it may even be able to reverse the condition’s effects! Florida's Alzheimer's Research Centre recommends that Alzheimer’s sufferers treat themselves with 500 milligrams of caffeine a day (up to five cups of coffee!).