Coffee has been the root of all evils for our health. Coffee has been blamed for high blood pressure, heart attacks, and Alzheimer’s. Do you remember your grandma telling you, “Do not drink coffee or it will stop you from growing!”
Well, I am here to tell you that our Joe has some great health benefits. According to some studies from Mayo Clinic the reverse may be true. Moderate coffee consumption (2 cups a day) may prevent some of the exact diseases it has been blamed for. Coffee may also help against Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. Another major benefit is that coffee may protect us against liver disease and even liver cancer. Coffee maybe good for emotions as well and help decrease the risk of depression.
There are some risks to certain coffee kinds and there is an increase in cholesterol levels drinking a lot of unfiltered coffee like espresso. So if you are a coffee drinker and stick to moderate consumption you may be getting some added benefits to your health. According to the Huffington Post the average American drinks 2.1 cups of coffee a day and pays an average of $3.28 per cup. The most popular coffee drink is a Latte followed by a regular cup of coffee for women and the men are the exact opposite, preferring just a regular cup of coffee. Another fun fact is that over half of the coffee drinking population does not sweeten their coffee.
So go a head and enjoy your Joe.