Coffee’s 4 Key Health Benefits
Ever feel a tinge of regret over the amount of coffee you drink? Well, you can stow that guilt away, as new studies show coffee has some awesome health benefits.
In fact, Sanjiv Chopra, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School says, “Coffee is truly a lifesaving miracle drug. It’s amazing.”
So how does coffee help your body?
- Women who drink more than 3 cups a day cut their chances of skin cancer by 20%
- Men who drink more than 4 cups a day cut their chances of prostate cancer by 60%
- Women can lower their risk of stroke by 25% with 1 cup of coffee per day
- Women who drink 2 cups of coffee per day can decrease their chances of depression by 20%
To get the full health benefits, drink your coffee black. If you must, add a bit of whole milk or natural sweetener. In addition, the health benefits appear to be focused on caffeinated coffee, so decaf drinkers may be out of luck. (Source one and two.)