Who drank coffee this morning? I did and I’m pretty sure you did too. It’s difficult to imagine a day without my favorite cup of freshly roasted, organic and amazingly tasting coffee. I absolutely love the full aroma of fresh coffee beans, not to mention how that little tasty cup of java makes my day worth waking up for. There are many reasons why people drink coffee. For some it’s about that morning energy boost, where for others it’s simply about fulfilling that morning routine that gives us a better feeling about starting the day. No matter what makes you brew that morning coffee, there are many health reasons why starting the day with it is the right way to go. Here are a few insightful reasons why that morning coffee makes more sense than ever.
What you don’t know about coffee
1. As the old story has it, coffee was discovered around 850 A.D. in Ethiopia by a goatherder who observed that his animals were unusually lively after eating berries. Inside those raw bright-red berries were the coffee seeds, which today we roasted and call coffee beans. Of the 25 or more major species of coffee plans, all of them are native to the tropics of Africa.
2. According National Coffee Association USA ( NCA) in 2015, the percent of Americans aged 18+ who drink coffee on any given day is 59%
3. A new study found that drinking coffee could lower your risk of death. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP, led by Neal D. Freedman gathered information from 229,119 men and 173,141 women who were part of the AARP Diet and Health Study. After 13 years, men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had a 10 percent lower chance of dying, compared to men who didn’t drink coffee. Women who drank the same amount had a 13 percent decreased risk. While this is the largest study to examine the benefits of coffee, more research is needed to determine whether coffee can directly help people live longer.
4. The National Institutes of Health reports that approximately 30 million men are impacted by erectile dysfunction in the United States. New research suggests drinking 2-3 “cups of Joe” may prove beneficial for men’s erection. Men who consumed 85 to 170 mg of caffeine – or two to three cups of coffee – each day were 42 percent less likely to report erectile dysfunction than men who had 7 mg to no caffeine per day, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston….