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99 Benefits Of Coffee – Part 5 of 11

You will find another 9 great benefits of coffee in this part 5 of the 99 Benefits Of Coffee.

1. Coffee can help you get rid of the cellulite

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For many years, coffee has been given the ugly reputation of being the cause of a lot of different ailments including cellulite. Recent developments however now seem to link coffee as a possible solution to cellulite. What is the real deal between cellulite and coffee?

Coffee is not a proven cause of cellulite, and it may actually help reduce the dimply appearance. That’s why coffee and caffeine are active ingredients in many topical cellulite treatments. More research is needed to confirm the benefits, but one study published in the “Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology” in 2008 found that caffeine, applied topically to mice, reduced the diameter of fatty cells by 17 percent, lessening the appearance of cellulite. However, the effects of topical cellulite treatments are temporary.

So, the next time you notice some dimples, combine coffee grounds and coconut oil to help scrub them away. All right, it’s not that easy—but after time, the caffeine in the mix will help reduce the appearance of cellulite by tightening up the area—and moisturize your skin in the process.

2. Coffee can decrease risk of multiple sclerosis

This might be one of the biggest health benefits of coffee so far.

Even though there need to be more researches and studies done, studies have shown that coffee and especially caffeine could have a preventative role in the development of several neurodegenerative diseases if provided in comparatively high doses.

These assessments don’t indicate that coffee is a treatment, but that coffee and caffeine intake must not be considered as a health risk. Additional clinical studies are needed to fully understand how far coffee and caffeine intake should be considered as a potential therapeutic approach for certain disease entities and conditions.

3. Coffee can help with erectile dysfunction

Anyone who has had had problems in the bedroom can benefit from starting their day with coffee: A 2015 study published in the journal PLOS One found men who drank two to three cups a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction.

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4. Coffee can protect against breast cancer

In a study published in the journal Int J Cancer on breast cancer patients, researchers found those who drank at least two cups of coffee every day had half the risk of re-occurrence compared to those who drank less or didn’t drink coffee.

The scientific research suggests that, overall, moderate coffee drinking is not associated with an increased risk of developing cancer and in the case of certain cancers, may be associated with reduced risk. Moderate coffee consumption is typically defined as 3-5 cups per day, based on the European Food Safety Authority’s review of caffeine safety.

5. Coffee can help increase your blood flow

One quick way to get your blood flowing properly is to drink some coffee. According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, the caffeine increased blood flow by 30 percent during a 75-minute period—and it only took a cup. The decaffeinated version, on the other hand, didn’t have the same effect.

6. Coffee can decrease mental fatigue

After one too many long nights at the office, it’s not uncommon to experience mental fatigue. In addition to getting your mental health back on track to make sure it doesn’t lead to more serious health problems, drink some coffee: A 2010 review in the journal Nutrition found caffeine can help decrease the exhaustion you’re feeling by perking your body up.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that a cause and effect relationship has been established between a 75mg serving of caffeine – the amount found in approximately one regular cup of coffee – and both increased attention (concentration) and alertness, mainly in situations of low arousal.

7. Coffee may protect against cataracts

Caffeine may prove useful in the prevention of cataract formation as well as be ok for eye health in general.

Cataracts are responsible for nearly half of the world wide cases of blindness and can be removed with surgery, but this new study may soon make surgeries unnecessary.

The study involved baby rats that were feed a diet high in galactose, which causes cataracts to form in the eyes.

One group of rats was given eye drops containing caffeine, the other group was given a placebo eye drop. The rats given the caffeine had greatly reduced cataract formation compared to the placebo group.

Researchers say that the therapy now needs to be adapted so it can be compatible with the human eye. Humans would have to consume over 6 cups of coffee (more than 600mg) daily to equal the cataract stopping properties the rats experienced.

Further testing will be required and work will be needed to develop caffeine eye drops suitable for the human eye.

8. Coffee is a huge source of antyoxidants

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In fact, according to many studies, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the human diet—yes, even over wine and tea. Aside from the caffeine giving you an early-morning energy buzz, those high levels of antioxidants can help protect your body from damage caused by free radicals, as well as fight off disease.

9. Coffee makes you happier

Yes, it’s true! Coffee really does make us feel happier!

According to the data from Harvard School Of Public Health, coffee wakes us up, warm us and even out a smile on our faces.

But, what’s the science behind it?

Coffee stimulates the release of dopamine in your brain which produces the euphoria and happy feelings people associate with the first cup of coffee. Researches also found a link between caffeine intake and lower suicidal rates, and concluded that caffeine can have the same effect as a mild antidepressant. Coffee, ultimately, makes us feel happier because it is able to tap into virtually every reward system our brain.

Drink coffee, be happy!

Finally…

Watch this video for 5 More reasons why you should be drinking coffee!

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Enjoy your coffee!

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