Locking the office staff in a room until they get their work done is an effective way to increase productivity. It is also a very cruel and inhumane practice, which is why we at Her Beauty stopped doing this to our writers years ago. These days, having a fancy espresso machine in the office kitchen is the best way to go. Not only do we get to chug coffee for free all day, we get to experience all of the health benefits. Health benefits??? Yes, dear readers! Science proves this and scientists have never, ever been wrong about anything! Here are 9 ways that drinking coffee can improve your health.
1. It lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Coffee contains the chemical cafestol, which provides you with a good boost of insulin. A study in the Netherlands found that this can actually help you avoid developing Type 2 diabetes!
2. It keeps you looking youthful
Do you dream about being 20 forever? Then hang out at your local Starbucks everyday. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but the fact is that the antioxidants in coffee can help eliminate minor wrinkles and fluid loss.
3. It can benefit the heart
A study based in Singapore found that if you drink between 3 and 5 cups of coffee a day, you can lower your risk of developing heart problems threefold. However, the same study noted that anything less than 3 cups and there are no discernible differences.
4. You can live longer
Want to live forever? Sorry, but we can’t help you. But if you at least want to live longer, a 2017 report published in Annals of Internal Medicine found some good news. People who drink coffee actually live longer than those who don’t!
5. It can reduce the chances of developing cirrhosis
You know what can help you from developing cirrhosis of the liver? Stop your weird habit of drinking whiskey for breakfast. But along with this, drink coffee! Scientists in Italy have discovered that a cup of java a day keeps cirrhosis away!
6. It has cancer-fighting properties
Another study in Italy found that developing a coffee habit can help prevent the development of breast and prostate cancer. So drink up!
7. It can help you lose weight
Studies have found that the caffeine in coffee speeds up your metabolism. Although the body eventually adjusts, there is evidence that it curbs your appetite and causes you to eat less. So forget the gym. Just sit on the sofa all day and drink coffee. Just kidding.
8. It can combat against the effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Do you have a habit of drinking two cups of coffee a day? You might want to add a third cup. A study conducted at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of South Florida found that three cups of coffee can reduce the odds of developing Alzheimer’s by 65%. Likewise, according to scientists in Brazil, if you drink coffee regularly your chances of developing Parkinson’s drops by 20%.
9. It increases your muscle strength as you age
Want to avoid walking with a cane when you’re older? Drink coffee now!!! A UK-based study discovered that when you get older, drinking coffee can actually strengthen your muscles and reduce the chances of injuries related to accidental falls and such.