Coffee Health Benefits
Coffee has fallen into a group of foods that people think they need to give up for their health. Caffeine, after all, is a mildly addictive stimulant, the consumption of which leads to a moderately increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and occasional irregular heartbeat. Excessive coffee drinking may lead to other problems as well.
What many people don’t know, however, is that moderate coffee use may have possible health benefits. The risk for type 2 diabetes is lower among regular coffee drinkers, for example. Coffee drinkers may also reduce the risk of developing gallstones, colon cancer, Parkinson's disease, improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of liver damage in those at risk for liver disease.
Everyone knows that coffee help fight off sleep. But studies also show that coffee can help improve endurance for extended physical tasks. As with anything, moderation is the key, and coffee consumption should be spread-out evenly throughout the day.