Coffee has gotten a bad rap for years. But, in fact, it has a lot to recommend it. The benefits of coffee include being chock full of antioxidants and it contains a lot of nutrients that can actually improve your overall good health.
Did you know that according to Self Nutrition Data, the benefits of coffee include:
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.
That said, too much of even a good thing can become problematic, so do try to curtail too much of the coffee. Still, most people who drink coffee drink more than one cup per day. That means that if you are drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee per day that you have better nutrition than most people who are not drinking it.
Coffee is offering you Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, and Niacin.
Coffee lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s. In studies (3 out of 5) “support coffee’s favorable effects against cognitive decline, dementia or AD.” Additionally. In studies where coffee and tea drinking were combined, there were still positive effects seen on cognitive functioning. In the CAIDE study, drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day at midlife was associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD by about 65% in later life.
Coffee may also significantly lower the risk of Type II Diabetes. Studies don’t indicate precisely how they change these things but the statistics show us that the coffee drinkers, particularly those who drink more than 3 cups per day of coffee, even low caffeine ( not decaffeinated) coffee find some benefit in the coffee use.
The down side?—coffee can also increase your anxiety and may make people restless, interrupting their rest as well, which can play into depression. All of which plays into what your mother used to tell you—moderation in all things.