Coffee. Many of us drink it everyday, but did you know that it has some significant health benefits? Coffee has been known to reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, strokes and many other diseases and ailments. In fact, women who drank at least 5 cups a day were 57% less likely to have estrogen receptor-negative cancers than those who drank less than a cup of joe a day. Men also benefit from ingesting coffee, being less likely to develop the lethal form of prostate cancer by drinking 6+ cups per day.
All this said, there are some negatives to consuming the energy-fuelled beverage; such as changes in sleep pattern, raised blood pressure, weight gain and loss of nutritional absorption. But it doesn’t stop there: many of the coffee bean crops are heavily dosed with pesticides.
With everything in life, it’s important to have balance. With a well rounded approach to consuming Canada’s favourite caffeinated drink, you too could reap some of the health benefits it has to offer.
Check out all these facts and more in the INFOGRAPHIC below courtesy of The Biz Navigator.