Coffee Health Benefits

Coffee is Good!

Any coffee drinker can attest to the “wake Up” effects of a cup of coffee in the morning. Many Americans reach for this beverage while getting their day started. For many of us, it’s hard to imagine the morning routine without coffee. There are many ways to brew coffee but the methods normally used allow the caffeine to be transferred from the coffee beans to the liquid we call coffee. Of course the acquired taste can be one of the best thing about the morning.

Coffee is Good for You

While coffee helps us get started, science has shown that it also has many benefits to your health. Not to mention it makes us more agreeable in the morning. One of my coffee cups has a label saying, “But First Coffee.” It’s a part of our morning ritual. Now it’s good to know that this many studies have proven that coffee is actually good for you,

Coffee Can Improve Your Intelligence

Coffee blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This allows increases in other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine. This causes increased firing of neurons. The process improves brain function including memory, mood, energy levels and reaction time.

Coffee Can Help You Lose Weight

Studies have shown that the caffeine in coffee can increase fat burning by as much as 29%. This metabolism booster can have a dramatic effect on fat burning programs. Most weight loss supplements contain caffeine and for good reason.

Coffee Provides Essential Nutrients

For those of us who consume several cups of coffee a day these nutrients can have a positive effect on our health.Some of the nutrients are riboflavin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese potassium and niacin. For instance, a single cup of can contain up to 11% of the RDI of Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Various studies have shown that coffee can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. For some reason, coffee drinkers a decreased risk of 23% to as high as 67% has been observed. With type 2 diabetes rampant in our society today, the effect of coffee is something to consider.

Coffee May Help Protect You From Alzheimers and Dementia

With so many being robbed of their mental capacities today, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease in the first place. These include the usual things such as, a healthy diet and exercise. Drinking coffee may incredible helpful, as well. Several studies have shown the regular coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Coffee May Help Protect Against Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is caused by the death of dopamine producing neurons in your brain. Several studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s. The reduction ranges from 32% to 60%. Unfortunately those who drink decaf don’t show the same reductions in risk.

Coffee May Lower Risk of Some Cancers

Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have substantially lower risk of developing liver (40%) or colorectal (15%) cancers.

Coffee May Help Protect Your Liver

Coffee also helps protect the liver from fatty liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver. People who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day have up to an 80% lower risk of developing this condition.

Coffee May Help You Live Longer

Because coffee drinkers have an overall decrease in developing many diseases, there is a corresponding reduction in their premature mortality rates. In two broad studies, death rates in men were reduced 20% and in women it is even higher at a 26% reduction.

In Conclusion

Coffee has been proven to have many health benefits for those who drink it. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, may I suggest that you try Premium Kona Coffee?
(To order Premium Kona Coffee we provide a link on our homepage to Koa Coffee) It is our favorite and has been rated the Best of the Best by Forbes Magazine and many other institutions.


About the author

Wayne and Sharon have be blessed to travel to various islands in the State of Hawaii. They have found that each island is unique with geographical and cultural differences. They have three children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy introducing their family and friends to the Hawaii they have come to love.


  1. Wow! The number of benefits of coffee! I am not really a fan (surprise) I am more of a tea person but I can’t but appreciate coffee and its effect on people. Have you tried bullet proof coffee? it’s been the trend the past couple of years with people adding it to their weight loss programs saying it helps with fat burn.

    1. Sahar,

      Yes coffee has a lot of health benefits. I can’t imagine a morning without a good cup of coffee. My preference is Premium Kona Coffee from Hawaii. We buy it online from Koa Coffee Company. Thanks for the comments!

  2. I’m really surprised by the amount of benefits that coffee can offer – more often than not people are turning their noses up at the dark nectar believing it to be bad for you!

    On that note – what are your feelings about the possible negative effects coffee can have on your heart – do you believe the benefits can outweigh this?

    1. Hey Chris, thanks for the comments!

      While coffee may raise your blood pressure a slight amount, it is only temporary. I have not found any studies that show it causes permanent problems with the heart, itself. It is also shown to reduce the incidence of stroke by 20%. All in all I think the benefits outweigh any associated risks.

  3. Hi,

    Thanks so much for sharing this article to read and to know more about the benefits of coffee.

    I used to be a tea lover and for many years I didn’t like coffee. Times changes and so my taste for coffee, today I’m getting into coffee and I can’t miss my morning coffee to start a new day!

    It’s good to know how coffee can bring some benefits to our health, I knew about some but I didn’t know about all the benefits you talk on this article.

    It’s quite interesting to know that coffee can low the risk of diabetics, and how it can help to lose some weight by boosting metabolism.

    How many cups of coffee should a person have every day?

    1. Thanks Alejandra for the comments.

      I admit that I want a good cup of Kona coffee to start each day, also.

      It is quite interesting to find out some of the benefits of coffee and that decaffeinated coffee doesn’t offer the same benefits.

      From the studies I have seen some benefits come to those who enjoy at least one cup per day. But some studies have shown an increase of benefits for those who drink 4 or more cups per day.

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