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Health Benefits of Coffee: At Least One Will Surprise You!

AuthorARNE PREUSS   from Coffeeness shared with Healthy Lombard that it seems every time I turn around, someone is either telling me that coffee is bad for my health or that I should drink more to be healthy. My thoughts? None of these people have truly spent time researching the health benefits of coffee! 

Since I have no plans to ever stop drinking coffee, I did some research so I could come up with useful information to offer in reply to my accusers. After all, they grow tired of my smart remarks and sometimes even get offended.

Is Coffee Healthy?

Wow, that’s kind of a loaded question … one that’s both subjective and relative to each person. When it comes down to it, there are indeed health benefits of coffee. However, like all good things, it must be consumed in moderation.

At the end of the day, coffee is healthy when it benefits you and unhealthy when it doesn’t. I know that’s a funny way to answer this question, but isn’t it kind of obvious!

When Is Coffee Healthy?

This is actually a great question! I’m so glad you asked. I like to look at people as holistic beings, so my answer involves physical, mental, social and emotional aspects.

For me personally, coffee does three really important things within the parameters of my day. First and foremost, it helps me wake up in the morning and stay alert when I need to work into the night.

Second, coffee is a very social drink that I enjoy sharing with others. I’m no doctor, but I’ve heard many experts promote the importance of social relationships for our overall well-being.

This leads me to my third point, coffee is enjoyable, and drinking it is comforting. It reduces my stress, which many believe to be the number one killer. Emotional stress sets people up for all kinds of negative impacts on their health. Here are just a few I’ve read about:

  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver damage
  • Reckless driving
  • Respiratory issues
  • Personal injury
  • Suicide

So, in my book, since enjoying coffee helps prevent me from having to battle these things, I’m all for drinking it!

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