The Perks of Drinking Coffee

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Coffee cup (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

I recently came across this album on Yahoo.com that was entitled Top 10 Perks of Coffee and since I drink coffee almost everyday I just had to click and read more, It went on to state that, “New research shows that drinking coffee can actually lengthen our lives. And that’s only the latest surprise from medical sleuths who have been assessing coffee’s remarkable health benefits.” Below are just three of the 10 benefits of drinking coffee! For more information check out the full article by clicking here.

#1: Hot Coffee May Fight Superbug Infections.

Compared to people who don’t drink hot coffee or tea, those who do are 50 percent less likely to harbor MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria in their nose—and may therefore be at significantly lower risk for developing a dangerous superbug infection. MRSA causes 278,000 hospitalizations and more than 6,500 deaths in the US annually.

#2: Coffee Decreases Diabetes Risk.

Researchers at Harvard who followed more than 125,000 men and women for more than 10 years found that drinking six cups of coffee daily appears to help ward offtype 2 diabetes.

In men, a six-or-more cup daily java habit slashed the risk by more than 50 percent compared to men who didn’t drink coffee; among women, sipping six cups daily trimmed risk by nearly 30 percent.

#3: Coffee Combats Gallstones.

Another Harvard study that tracked more than 46,000 men ages 40 to 75 for 10 years showed that drinking two to three cups of regular coffee (not decaf) daily shrank the risk of gallstones by 40 percent (and may have similar benefits for women).

Coffee seems to stimulate gallbladder contractions and reduce cholesterol in bile that can form gallstones. Other sources of caffeine, including tea and sodas, don’t help.

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