Healthy

Here’s what happens in your body when you drink coffee

I’m quite sure I’m not the only coffee fanatic out there. Whether it’s comes in the morning, as an afternoon break or to consume after a delicious meal — I believe that a delicious cup of coffee is undoubtedly among the best things life has to offer.

I’m quite sure I’m not the only coffee fanatic out there. Whether it’s comes in the morning, as an afternoon break or to consume after a delicious meal — I believe that a delicious cup of coffee is undoubtedly among the best things life has to offer.

For many of us, it’s hard to start the day off without a good cup of coffee — in addition to helping us wake up, the powerful brown potion gives us a precious boost of energy.

But do you know what happens to your body when you drink coffee every day?

Makes You Smarter
Do you start the day with coffee and something sweet?

Studies have shown that this can improve your learning capabilities, help your brain focus and improve memory.

Researchers at the University of Barcelona have shown that the brain works more efficiently when ‘under the influence’ of caffeine alongside some glucose.

Reduced risk of heart disease
If you’re concerned about cardiovascular health, you may want to try drinking 3 cups of coffee a day.

Researchers have studied the correlation between cardiac arrhythmias and caffeine intake.

The result, which was published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, revealed a correlation between many of the 230 000 test subjects. Among those who drank coffee regularly, the risk of atrial fibrillation was significantly less than for those who did not drink coffee as often.

Makes You Happier
A cup of coffee in the morning gives you more energy and helps you wake up. But did you know that it can also make you happier?

Drinking more than one cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of depression thanks to the substances’ antioxidants, according to researchers.

Lower Risk of Diabetes
A large-scale study revealed that people who drink 7 cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of diabetes by up to 50 percent, compared to people who drink only 2 cups a day.

Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Italian scientists believe they know much coffee you should drink for the optimal effect against deteriorating memory.

Exactly one cup of coffee a day keeps Alzheimers’ away — but never drink more or less.

If you drink too much coffee, instead, the risk of mild cognitive failure doubles, according to the study that was first published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The researchers point out that the caffeine does not prevent Alzheimer and dementia, but keeps the disease in check.

You Become Friendlier
American researchers conducted an experiment on a number of test subjects. They were handed either a cup of coffee or a cold drink before being presented to a stranger.

The result? Those who got coffee were friendlier towards the stranger and happier during their meeting with their new acquaintance.

Protects Against Cancer
Some studies suggest that coffee can reduce the risk of cancer, although nothing has been consistently proven just yet.

Among other things, one study revealed that with women who drank more than four cups of coffee a day, 22 percent reduced their risk of developing uterine cancer than with women who did not drink coffee at all, according to Live Science.

Can Save Your Life
Researchers have observed how two of cups of coffee could make a difference for people who suffered from cirrhosis, i.e. poor liver function.

A total of nine studies and 430,000 participants were combined — the conclusion was that coffee drinkers had better protection against cirrhosis, especially among those who consumed alcohol.

Protects Against Parkinson’s
Coffee is known to provide a certain protection against Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have also discovered a genetic variant that provides protection against Parkinson’s disease — especially if you drink a lot of coffee.