10 Ways Coffee Can Enhance Health And Fight Disease In Women
The health benefits of coffee are numerous.
From inflammation reduction to disease prevention, those beans are a powerhouse of antioxidant magic!
And, when it comes to the ladies, perhaps channeling your inner Lorelai Gilmore may be more beneficial to your health than you would’ve thought.
“Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life, I was coffee,” says the famous Gilmore Girl.
Okay, well, maybe you don’t have to take it that far.
But, if coffee is your guilty pleasure, you can toss that mindset of guilt aside, because your caffeine addiction is actually boosting your health!
Let’s see how…
Let’s just face it, women face health issues that men will never have to worry about: including everything from hormone specific issues, to gender specific cancers, to an increased risk for heart disease.
But, ladies, your jolt of java can actually lower your risk for many health problems and give an overall boost to your health in other ways.
Just one cup of coffee contains a wealth of nutrients that are vital for optimal health.
And, coffee has been found to have more antioxidant levels than even green tea and dark chocolate. These health aids help to slow or stop damage that occurs to the cells within our body.
So ladies, what benefits await you with every sip of java goodness that you enjoy?
1 - Body Fat
When it comes to weight loss, women are at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts.
So, you can shake your fist and lament the unfairness of it all, or just grab an extra cup of coffee to even the playing field.
Some studies have shown that the caffeine (a favorite perk) in coffee can increase your metabolic rate by 3-11%.
The caffeine in coffee helps to burn that loathsome, stubborn fat that ladies worldwide work hard to shed.
In those considered to be obese, caffeine increased fat burn by 10%, and in ladies with a body mass index in the normal range, fat burn was increased by 29%.
2- Type 2 Diabetes
While diabetes is more common in men than women, ladies are twice as likely as men to develop complications or secondary conditions from diabetes.
So, as far as reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the first place, ladies, drinking coffee as part of your regular routine (regular or decaf) decreases your risk by anywhere from 23-50%
3- Endometrial Cancer
Changes in the balance of hormones, obesity, age, and the absence of pregnancies can all make a woman more susceptible to endometrial cancer.
But by adding only one cup of coffee daily, women can reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by 8%.
And for those women who truly do live life like a Gilmore...you know, taking coffee with their oxygen, those drinking 4 or more cups of coffee daily decreased their risk of endometrial cancer by 25%.
Depression is a growing health concern for millions of Americans. Unfortunately this is especially true for ladies as women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression.
Approximately 20% of all women will, at some point, struggle with depression.
While studies show this incidence is likely due to biological gender differences, research also proves that coffee can help!
Women who drink even one cup of coffee per day reduce their risk of depression by 15%, research suggests.
5- Heart Disease
Generally speaking, heart attacks tend to be worse in women than in men.
And, in the years after suffering a heart attack women are more likely than men to both have a second heart attack or even die.
Then, as women age, especially in the years after menopause, their risk for heart attacks rises, which is thought to be linked to dropping estrogen levels.
But ladies, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 20% just by adding a few cups of coffee per day to your regular consumption.
Drinking 1 cup of coffee daily decreases the probability of heart attack by 8%. And, bumping that daily allotment to 3 cups brings the risk reduction to 20%.
6- Alzheimer’s Disease
After the age of 60, women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to develop breast cancer.
After the age of 65, 1 in 5 women are at risk for Alzheimer’s.
In fact, two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women!
Ladies, with this real threat looming, know that you can reduce your risk here by 65% when you drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day.
Gout is a form of arthritis that can cause severe pain in those whom it affects.
While women aren’t necessarily unique from men in their incidence of suffering with this painful condition, they are also not excluded from ways to decrease their chances of dealing with it either.
While men may have to drink anywhere between 4 and 6 cups of coffee a day to lower their risk of gout, ladies can get by with just a little less.
Research shows that women who drink just 2-3 cups of coffee per day can reduce the painful threat of gout by 22%.
8- Liver Health
From reducing the risks of cancer to cirrhosis, coffee can be a great help to your liver, ladies!
When enzyme levels are elevated in your liver, this can mean that inflammation is present and damage has occurred.
But, scientists have found that the more coffee a person drinks, the fewer damage signaling enzymes were found in their liver.
By drinking just one cup of coffee daily, you can reduce your risk of liver cancer by 15% and decrease the likelihood of liver cirrhosis by 23%.
And, again with the Gilmores...if you, like Lorelai, could take your coffee through an IV, equating to 4-6 cups a day, your chance of developing liver cirrhosis decreases by a whopping 80% (that’s 20% per cup to 4 cups).
9- Physical Performance
The gym isn’t just a man’s club.
Running “like a girl” is not an insult.
Actually, if you want to get right down to the science of it, women are capable of being better athletes than men!
Women can actually process oxygen more rapidly than men, making girls more efficient athletes than their male competitors.
Now, have a few cups of coffee ladies, and you can boost your physical performance even more!
(Grant us just a moment of immaturity here and say it with me, “girls rule and boys drool.” ...ahh, now let’s move out of 7th grade and back to all things coffee.)
The caffeine in coffee can increase your adrenaline levels, which is needed for any intense physical activity.
And, with adrenaline levels increased, your physical performance can improve by roughly 12% with a cup of coffee before a workout session.
So, ladies...before you workout, drink up!
10- Overall Mortality
Gender aside, for men and women alike, death is not a happy subject. None of us like to think about it.
But, the fact of the matter is, everyday that we live, we are one day closer to death.
However, coffee consumption just may prolong that impending date.
Studies show that drinking 1-3 cups of coffee daily reduces all risks of mortality by 17%.
By and large, women are known to live longer than men, but with the addition of coffee to an already healthy diet, your likelihood of outliving your male counterparts definitely increases.
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**To fully benefit from the disease-fighting properties of quality coffee, avoid additives like refined sugars. Also, while the advantages are abundant, be cautious of overburdening your body with caffeine which can cause adverse effects. If you have specific health related concerns or questions please consult your physician.
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