It's #NationalCoffeeDay! Whether you simply must have your morning cup of coffee every single day or you can't wait for pumpkin spice latte season, there are plenty of reasons to drink coffee besides the caffeine jolt.
Not only does coffee lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer’s and skin cancer, but a new study has shown that there's even more benefits in every cup.
Coffee Boosts Your Blood Flow
In a study, those who drank caffeinated coffee boosted their blood flow compared to those who drank decaf. If your body has poor function of the inner lining of your blood vessels, your risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke all increase. Coffee has the ability to improve your blood flow and keep you healthy.
Coffee Improves Your Outlook On Life
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that coffee can actually make you happier. They found that the risk of suicide in adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per day was half that of those who only drank decaf or none at all.
Coffee Cuts Down Your Risk Of Oral Cancer
Those who drink at least one cup of caffeinated coffee a day cut down their risk of developing throat or mouth cancer compared to those who don’t drink coffee.
Coffee Prevents Tinnitus
New studies have found that women who drink caffeinated drinks actually have a less likely chance of developing tinnitus, the steady ringing or buzzing in the ears. Most of the women in the study were drinking coffee as opposed to soda, or any other caffeinated drink.
With all the benefits coffee provides, feel free to indulge in a cup every morning. For those of you who are susceptible to the jittery effects of caffeine, consider pouring yourself a cup of half regular and half decaf. Happy #NationalCoffeeDay!