Some Interesting Scientific Facts About Coffee
Coffee lovers simply love the incredible taste of caffeine and celebrate coffee moments while building memories around them. When you ask them why they relish their Joe, you are most likely to hear, “Simply love it- just like that”. While different people may have different viewpoints about coffee, scientific research puts forward solid facts and figures supporting the positive effects of coffee on human health. And this particularly applies to the American context with 54 percent of Americans over 18 drinking coffee on a daily basis. Did you know that coffee supplies more antioxidants to Americans compared to other sources? You have to believe this fact with a 2005 study claiming that the human body absorbs major antioxidants from coffee.
Did you know that you can get rid of sleep deprivation-induced stress just by smelling coffee? Researchers at the Seoul National University conducted a study on rats that were sleep-deprived and stressed and found that the rats that were exposed to coffee aroma experienced changes in brain proteins that were associated with sleep-deprivation-related stress. A study published in Science Daily in 2012 claimed that coffee consumption may reduce the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. While earlier studies have already claimed that regular coffee consumption may help people reduce their risks of being affected with Parkinson’s disease, this particular study earns special mention for being the first study to prove that coffee consumption may help in the better management of the medical condition.
Coffee protects your liver. This might be especially relevant for you if you drink alcohol. A 2006 study that was conducted on 125,000 participants over a period of 22 years claimed that people who consumed at least one cup of coffee daily were 20 percent less likely to suffer from liver cirrhosis. Additionally, another study conducted by the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School claims that the consumption of four or more cups of coffee on a daily basis helps to prevent the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
While coffee itself gives you a unique lifestyle, it can help you fight lifestyle diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. Research conducted by the American Chemical Society reveals that people who consume four or more cups of coffee daily are 50 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. A 20-year study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that women who consume three or more cups of coffee daily have low risk of suffering from skin cancer compared to those who do not drink coffee frequently.
Coffee makes you feel happier and that should inspire you to join millions of coffee lovers who weave wonderful memories with special coffee moments. A National Institute of Health study claims that people who drink four or more cups of coffee daily are 10 percent less likely to feel depressed compared to those who do not drink coffee at all. Interestingly, the feeling of “happiness” is mainly triggered by the strong antioxidants and is not the outcome of the so-called “caffeine-high”.