1. Coffee contains Antioxidants
Coffee contains antioxidants, notably methylpyridinium, which is formed during the process of roasting the coffee. It is present in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
2. Protection against colon cancer
“Until human studies are done, no one knows exactly how much coffee is needed to have a protective effect against colon cancer,” said study leader Dr Thomas Hofmann, professor and head of the Institute for Food Chemistry at the University of Mnster in Germany. “However, our studies suggest that drinking coffee may offer some protection, especially if it’s strong.” An example would be an espresso-type coffee, which contains about two to three times more of the anticancer compound than a medium roasted coffee beverage.
3. Increased Cognitive Performance
The caffine in coffe increases the heart rate and and blood flow to the brain and therefore increases mental awareness. An average cup of instant coffee contains around 70 – 100 mgs of coffee and instant decaffeinated coffee contains about 3 mgs.
4. Decreases the risk of Parkinson’s Disease
A recent study showed that heavy coffee drinkers, those drinking more than 3 cups a day, were less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease when compared to non coffee drinkers or light drinkers.
5. Reduced Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
People who drink 2 cups of coffee per day are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when compared to people who only drank a cup a day or less, published the European Journal of Neurology.