National Nutrition Week: 5 lesser known health benefits of coffee

National Nutrition Week: Coffee is a cup of joy! Don't agree? Here are 5 health benefits of coffee we bet

Updated on Sep 04, 2021 05:10 PM IST 6 Photos

Irrespective of how counterintuitive it may read, coffee is our bae from the time we wake up to even before sleep. Want an excuse to bond with your crush or beat mid-day blues? Let coffee do the promising job. Did you know that it is packed with health benefits too and has some beneficial nutrients that are often overlooked except for the fact that it boosts energy levels?(Photo by Mike Kenneally on Unsplash)

1.It fights depression: A 2011's Harvard study revealed that women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had 20% lower risk of becoming depressed. As per another research, those who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day were 53% less likely to die by suicide. Hence, coffee is our knight in shining armour that lowers the risk of developing depression and dramatically reducing suicide risk.(Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash)

2.Reduces chances of type 2 diabetes: An 18 studies review on 457,922 people revealed that each daily cup of coffee was associated with a 7% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes while another research showed 23–50% lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The highest reduction was recorded as 67% in some other studies. Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes even though it is a serious condition affecting millions across the world currently.(Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash)


3.Lowers cancer risk: Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both liver and colorectal cancer. Coffee provides a protective shield even against this disease as a few studies showed that those who drank 4–5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer and a 40% lower risk of liver cancer.(Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash)

4.Longetivity: Coffee drinkers enjoy even a lower risk of premature death. According to a 20-year study, individuals with type 2 diabetes, who drank coffee, had a 30% lower risk of death and a few other studies found that consuming the beverage was linked with a 26% decreased risk of death in women and a 20% reduced risk of death in men, over 18–24 years.(Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash)