So many business owners and entrepreneurs tend to have less than normal work hours. The 9-5 can stretch well into early morning or start there, which can mean coffee is your friend. It sure is ours (because it’s delicious!).
It doesn’t matter what you call it – jitter-juice, java or a cuppa – thankfully for those of us who rely on it to keep ourselves and our businesses afloat, coffee has some great health benefits if you’re a moderate consumer.
A study published in The British Medical Journal (Poole et al., 2017) shows that moderate coffee intake reduced depression risk and lower levels of Parkinson’s and dementia. If it wasn’t true, you’d think we were selling the stuff.
Now “moderate” consumption could be a bit subjective, but there’s been around 200 studies published that show participants consuming 3-4 cups resulted in them having lower levels of heart disease, diabetes and liver disease.
As part of the same group of studies, coffee was also associated with reducing the risk of some kinds of cancers, namely; prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, skin cancer, and liver cancer.
Interestingly, decaffeinated coffee didn’t seem to have quite the same degree of “benefit” as caffeinated, but it wasn’t a complete flop.
It also needs to be mentioned here that thanks to the way the aforementioned studies were designed, it cannot tell us that drinking coffee causes these health benefits. It just tells us there is a link to be explained.
That’s good enough for us.
Now that we’re all ok with our coffee intake and loving that it keeps us mentally and physically ready to tackle anything our work day can throw at us, check out this interesting TED Talk from Asher Yaron that dives a little deeper into coffee itself: