I Heart Coffee: Health Benefits of a Northwest Institution
In honor of National Coffee Appreciation Day (yes, it’s today!) we would like to pay homage to this seemingly simple yet utterly indispensible beverage.
There has been a longstanding debate over whether or not coffee is “good for you”. A steady stream of studies are constantly flowing into the media, illustrating both sides of the story. Here are a few of the positive findings on coffee consumption (in moderation, of course!).
Research has shown that coffee drinkers, as opposed to non-coffee drinkers:
- are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia
- have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes
- may have lower incidence of depression
- demonstrate increased cognitive performance
Disclaimer: High consumption of coffee has been shown to have a number of negative effects as well. It’s not quite in the spirit of the day, but do be sure to moderate your consumption.