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99 Benefits Of Coffee – Part 7 of 11

The benefits of coffee are so many, I had to divide them in many parts. Here is Part 7 of 11 from the 99 Benefits Of Coffee blogs.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading it and learning something new.

1. Coffee could help improve your coordination

If you need a little bit of help in being coordinated, you are not alone. Luckily, coffee can help in this department, too. A 2010 review in the journal Nutrition found the caffeine in coffee can actually enhance neuromuscular coordination, making your brain send messages to your muscles faster. That helps with a lot with coordination, including tripping on random cracks in the sidewalk.

2. Coffee can protect against heart failure

Many studies have already concluded that moderate coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart failure, as long as you keep up to four servings a day, while higher consumption poses a higher risk. The studies conclude that this benefit might be linked to the possible effect of coffee on two important risk factors: diabetes and high blood pressure.

3. Coffee can help you get rid of headaches

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Coffee can help in relieving headaches as well. According to the National Headache Foundation, caffeine contains properties that narrow the blood vessels and restrict blood flow, which in turn helps relieve the throbbing pain you’re experiencing.

When your head hurts, you want relief fast. Whether it’s a run-of-the-mill tension headache or a migraine, caffeine can help. That’s why it’s an ingredient in a lot of popular pain relievers. It can make them as much as 40% more effective. Sometimes you can stop the pain in its tracks just by having caffeine alone.

A very rare condition called hypnic headaches responds especially well to caffeine. These strike older people, waking them in the middle of the night with severe pain. Doctors typically tell people who get these to have a cup of coffee before bed.

4. Coffee can reduce fatty liver

A British Liver Trust report (published June 2016)  ‘Coffee and the liver – the potential health benefits’ confirms coffee is good for liver health. It is the first time that the entire body of current research and evidence has been reviewed and compiled into a single report.

However, it is important to remember that although drinking coffee may protect you from developing liver disease and can, in addition, help those who already have some degree of liver damage – the key messages for good liver health remain reducing the amount of alcohol we drink, eating a good diet, drinking plenty of water, doing regular exercise and keeping to a healthy weight.

5. Coffee can make your eyes less puffy

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Puffy eyes are a common but often distressing skin problem. Usually, these “bags” are caused by a buildup of fluids beneath the skin, also known as water retention, that is especially visible under the eyes due to the thinness of under-eye skin.

But looking on the bright side, caffeine may help you get rid of your puffy eyes by applying it or drinking it.

According to studies, applied topically to the under-eye area via steeped black teabags cooled in ice water, caffeine constricts the blood vessels under the skin, thereby reducing the “puffiness” of bags under your eyes.

Consuming caffeinated beverages like coffee or tea may also aid in diminishing puffy under-eye circles by relieving water retention, a major cause of puffy eyes. Four cups of coffee are enough to produce a bloat-relieving diuretic effect, according to Mayo Clinic’s Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. ; however, drinking moderate amounts of coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages can help you increase your daily water intake, which also helps relieve bloat.

6. Coffee can increase libido in woman

Coffee doesn’t just help men out in the bedroom—it’s also great for women too. One of the benefits of coffee for the fairer sex? A 2005 study published in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior found caffeine can increase blood flow to the genitals, increasing the libido—but only for women who drink it once a week, max.

7. Coffee can give brunette hair a boost

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Coffee and caffeine have many benefits for the hair, even when applied topically.

A coffee rinse also comes in handy if you’re looking to dye gray hair or darken your hair color naturally. Coffee is dark in color, so it acts like a stain on the hair. A simple rinse with cooled strong coffee such as espresso will hide gray strands easily if you have brown or black hair.

Caffeine doesn’t strip the hair of oils. Rather, it can help your locks retain moisture and create a natural sheen. Increased blood circulation helps move nutrients to the hair roots, resulting in healthier, shinier hair.

Rinsing your hair with coffee may also improve dullness because it contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that promote hair regeneration.

One 2007 laboratory study found that caffeine helped block the effects of DHT in male hair follicles. It stimulated hair shaft elongation, resulting in longer, wider hair roots. It also prolonged anagen duration, which is the hair growth stage.

The study also tested the effects of caffeine on female hair follicles and found that it had a growth-promoting effect on hair follicles in females, too.

8. Coffee reduces kidney stone risk

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Although the effects of caffeine on the kidney have been extensively studied, its influence on kidney stone disease seems to be overlooked. The evidence on whether caffeine prevents or promotes kidney stone disease has recently become more clear and caffeine intake has been shown to be associated with a lower risk of developing kidney stones.

9. Coffee could help reverse liver damage from drinking

If you’ve hurt your liver from years of drinking, coffee could be the superhero you’ve been hoping for. In a 2016 review published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, researchers found that people who drank two cups of coffee a day had a 44 percent lower chance of developing liver cirrhosis.

In November 2017,  a report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee ‘Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors’ provided further information on the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis.

A Final Word From Me

Moderate coffee consumption is recommended at all times.

Whether you are a regular coffee drinker, or looking for health remedies for any problem, always consult your doctor first.

But, if you experienced any benefit from coffee personally, write in the comments, your experience might help someone else.

Also, don’t forget to share this article with friends and family who might have benefits of it.

Until the next time,

Enjoy Your Coffee

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