Waking up can be hard to do, but one thing that makes it easier is looking forward to a cup of coffee. There really does seem to be something magical that happens after sipping a cup of coffee in the morning.
Whether you like your coffee black, cold, iced or in the form of a flavored latte, it turns out that you can sip it with a smile knowing that it’s doing more than just helping you wake up. There are multiple ways that it’s actually good for you.
When you drink one cup of coffee every day, it can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. That’s when you drink exactly one cup every day, no more or less.
We’re not recommending a sugar-filled coffee drink every day necessarily, but if you drink coffee while you’re eating something sweet, it actually makes you smarter. This magical combination of caffeine and glucose helps you focus, improves your memory and basically makes it easier to learn. Um, we always knew there was a good reason that coffee goes so well with doughnuts and biscotti.
If you’re only going to drink one cup of coffee a day, it’s best to do that right before meeting someone. In a research study, participants were handed a cup of coffee or a cold drink before meeting someone new. The people who drank the coffee were much friendlier. Sounds like it’s not a bad idea to have a first date at Starbucks.
Not only does that one cup of coffee make you friendlier, but it also really, truly makes you happier. No joke. You’re not imagining it. You really aren’t as happy if you miss that morning cup of coffee. In fact, you might want to drink a second cup of coffee, because two cups of coffee a day lowers your drink of depression. Thank you antioxidants!
Drinking two cups of coffee every day is also a great idea especially if you also drink alcohol. The results of 9 studies concluded that coffee drinkers are less likely to have poor liver function.
Do you drink more than two cups of coffee a day? How about 3? If you drink 3 cups of coffee a day, you’re actually lowering your risk of getting heart disease.
If you drink 4 cups of coffee every day, you’re also preventing cancer. There was a study conducted among women, and it found those that drank 4 cups of coffee had a much lower risk of uterine cancer than those who weren’t coffee drinkers.
Do you drink a lot of coffee? Like, the whole pot? It’s okay. That can be beneficial too. Drinking a lot of coffee can prevent you from getting Parkinson’s disease and lower your risk of getting diabetes. You actually have a much lower risk of getting diabetes if you drink 7 cups of coffee a day instead of just two.
How many cups of coffee do you drink every day? Did you know that drinking coffee had so many health benefits?