Coffee can protect you against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a few studies. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the leading cause of dementia, and is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world.
Despite there not being a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are ways to reduce the risk of suffering from it. Apart from exercising regularly and eating healthy in order to prevent this disease from attacking you, it’s worth noting that drinking coffee can help you as well. According to a study conducted by the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, caffeine can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 65%.
Coffee improves motor function and muscle co-ordination.
Motor function refers to the efficiency with which we are able to perform tasks with our limbs, such as performing repetitive tasks with hands, such as working on a keyboard, or doing data entry on a computer.
It is for this reason that coffee/ caffeine rules the roost when it comes to improving efficiency from doing repetitive tasks, but not necessarily tasks that require technical processing.
Your metabolic rate is the amount of calories burned by your body at rest. It is sometimes also known as basal metabolic rate or resting metabolic rate, and differs based on lean muscle mass and other factors.
What if you could eat or drink something that could raise your metabolic rate, while doing absolutely no extra physical activity? It would be a weight loser’s dream because it’s like exercising – without leaving your couch! That salvation is coffee.
A study published by the American Journal Of Physiologyii compared differences in metabolism between younger and old men, and found that both groups of men experienced similar thermogenic outputs following consumption of caffeine.
However, the group of younger men experienced increased release of free fatty acids, translating to higher metabolisms. And if they were overweight, the chances of melting away fat stores is higher.
Coffee may even help people who already have cancer. While many studies focused on the reduction of risk that coffee can give a person for getting cancer, one unique study looked at the effects of coffee on those who already had cancer.
This study followed people who were in stage III colon cancer. It found that in those who had remission from their cancer, drinking two cups of coffee daily was associated with a reduced risk of cancer recurrence and even death from colon cancer.