4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee, Based on Science

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You think you know coffee you say? Well, we have 4 (surprising) health facts about coffee that you may not have heard yet!

Coffee and your health have been quite a hot topic recently. In fact, everyone from the Mayo Clinic to the United States government weighed in and said, yup coffee is good with us." But the word "healthy" can be quite a vague one. So we have taken the liberty to break down 4 ways coffee can make you healthier! Read on for more.

Disclaimer* Always consult with a physician before consuming large quantities of any beverage. Every person is different and reactions to coffee will differ.

Coffee can help you burn fat.

That's right, having a cup of coffee before working out can actually help you burn more calories, feel more energized and have a better workout! For more information check out the blog we wrote about it a couple weeks ago.

You can receive essential nutrients from your coffee.

Coffee is packed full of some great stuff. For instance, a full host of vitamins and other essential elements are readily found in your morning cup of joe. In fact, look at how much is in each cup. 

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
  • Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.

Coffee can protect your liver.

Think of coffee like your liquid Superman. Studies have shown that people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day experience 80% lower risk of cirrhosis.

Coffee may actually help you live longer.

That's right. Apparently, the fountain of youth was underneath our noses the entire time (literally). In two very large studies, drinking coffee was associated with a 20% lower risk of death in men and a 26% lower risk of death in women, over a period of 18-24 years. So go ahead and raise your coffee mug to longer life.

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