There’s an increasing volume of data and supporting research regarding the health benefits of coffee. Not only does it help people worldwide start their mornings, the added health benefits may be considerable.
Continued research reveals that those individuals who drink coffee on a regular basis, compared to non-coffee drinkers, are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Furthermore, coffee drinkers have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm issues and strokes.
To coffee lovers everywhere, this is good news. However, just keep it all in perspective. These same studies, however positive, also cannot show cause and effect and coffee isn’t proven to prevent any of these conditions. Basically, there isn’t solid proof but there are signs of meaningful advantages that coffee drinkers may possess, such as better diets, more exercise or protective genes.
Another surprising fact observed by Norwegian researchers studying the effects of coffee is that individuals who consumed coffee during their normal workday declared a lower level of pain than those participants who didn’t drink any coffee. These participants were average people performing daily office functions who experience some degree of regular pain. Therefore, those that drink coffee tend to feel a significant amount of rejuvenation after a coffee break.