Health benefits of coffee

Posted by Charlotte Miller on

1 in 4 Australians say they can’t get by without their daily dose. Coffee often gets a bad rap, due to unpleasant side effects like racing heart, anxiety and poor sleep. And studies show that some people are more sensitive to these potential side effects of coffee. But we’re here with some good news if you love your daily brew:

There have been a lot of studies looking at coffee and health over the past decade, and overall, we’ve learnt some pretty positive things about the much loved coffee bean! 

Moderate coffee consumption (three to four cups per day) has been linked with longer lifespan. A 2015 study reported between 8-15% percent reduction in risk of death!

Studies have also found that coffee drinkers may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and uterine and liver cancers.

We’ve even learnt recently that coffee can be protective against fatty liver disease and liver cirrhosis (which is on the rise worldwide).

So if you do love your coffee – relax and enjoy your next brew, knowing it might actually be doing your health good.  

A few tips though: try to limit your intake to 3-4 cups per day (and less if you find it causes any side effects). Try not to drink coffee after 2pm for the best night's sleep, and avoid scalding hot drinks, which have been linked to risk of esophageal cancers.

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