Reasons to Say YES to Your Coffee Cravings

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By Ann Gabriel |

There’s no need to feel guilty about your morning cup of joe. We were raised that consumption of too much coffee is harmful to the body. This can lead to palpitations, insomnia, irritability, nervousness and the likes but according to a 2015 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are 20% less likely to have melanoma than those who drink less often. Coffee is rich in health benefits because it is rich in antioxidants and lowers the risk of having skin cancer.

Decrease your odds of developing the following health issues:

1. Stroke

According to a 2013 study published in the Journal Stroke, those who consume higher amounts of coffee showed lower risk of stroke than those who don’t. Coffee consumption reduces the risk of stroke and limit the deleterious consequences of suffering a stroke.

2. Diabetes

Those who drink more than one cup of coffee a day lowers the risk of Diabetes by 11% according to a 2014 study of Harvard School of Public Health.

3. Parkinson’s Disease

Studies show that people who drink caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease. Caffeine seems to block a malfunctioning brain signal in a Parkinson’s Disease. Although caffeine should not be used as treatment to such disease, they can be taken into consideration.

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4. Tooth Decay

Coffee may help boost dental health. Based on the 2009 study published in the Journal of Conservative Dentistry, black coffee can help prevent tooth decay.

5. Stress

The smell of coffee makes you want to get out of bed right away. It is observed that the aroma may help in minimizing the effects of sleep deprivation according to a 2008 study published in the Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Most health gurus would recommend that you limit your coffee intake to 8 ounce mug. This is because coffee added with whipped cream and too much sugar can actually increase risk of stroke and diabetes.