Top 7 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Are you trying to cut back on coffee for fear it might be damaging your health? Well you’ll be pleased to hear there are actually loads of health benefits of drinking coffee. There may be no need to give it up – in fact you might be able to start drinking more. See below for our top 7 benefits of drinking coffee.

1 Excellent source of antioxidants

Did you know that coffee contains more antioxidants than green tea and cocoa? According to scientific research, around 1,000 antioxidants have been found in unprocessed coffee beans [1] and it is believed that even more develop during the roasting process. If you are looking for a way to target free radicals, drinking coffee is one way to do it.

2 Good for the heart

A Dutch study has found that moderate coffee drinkers (those who consume two to four cups a day) have a 20% lower risk of heart disease compared to heavy coffee drinkers, light coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers. The study analysed the data from more than 37,000 over a period of thirteen years to get the results [2].

There is some evidence that coffee is good for the heart as it protects against arterial damage caused by inflammation. One of the reasons to suggest it promotes good heart health is that it contains chlorogenic acid, an important antioxidant that fights against cardiovascular disease.

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