Mornings, after-noon times, evenings, chats, even meetings are better with coffee! A lot of research over the years tackled the effects of coffee on the human body. Most of them found out many interesting benefits, taking into consideration the old famous saying and rule: "everything in moderation"!
- Better mental performance. Caffeine in coffee is a well-known stimulant. Coffee promotes alertness and attention. The cup of coffee can also increase information processing.
- Regular coffee is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent oxidation, a process that causes damage to cells and contributes to aging, thus coffee helps prevent cancer.
- People who drink coffee on a regular basis are significantly less exposed to develop Parkinson's disease.
- Coffee consumption is potentially protective against the development of type 2 diabetes.
- Coffee drinking can protect against liver cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis.
- Coffee increases the urine volume, preventing the crystallization of calcium oxalate, the most common component of kidney stones.
- Regular coffee consumption is likely to protect against Alzheimer's disease. Recent mouse study showed that caffeine equivalent to 5 cups of coffee per day reduced the build-up of destructive plaques in the brain.
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Caffeine is a naturally-found substance in coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate products, and many plants. It is also the most consumed pharmacologically active substance in the world. As for the quantity of caffeine in a cup of coffee, it depends on the type and amount of coffee and the method of preparation, and can range from 40 mg to 150 mg.