Coffee has many beneficial properties. It can repair your DNA, prevent cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
In the Annual Review of Nutrition which analysed 127 studies on the effect, the research found that drinking coffee decreases the risk of common cancers such as breast, colorectal, colon, endometrial and prostate. In fact, drinking coffee reduces the risk by 2 to 20 percent depending on the variation of cancer.
Coffee also reduces 5 percent of the risk of cardiovascular disease and a 30 percent for Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s.
And the biggest zinger of all, the report suggests that coffee reduces your death rate.
How much coffee do you need to drink though to get the benefits?
Apparently, four to five cups a day is the best amount to get the maximum benefit. Currently, the average consumption of a New Zealand coffee drinker is 2.5 cups per week.
However, there is one group of people that the studies unanimously agreed shouldn’t drink coffee: Pregnant women. It slightly increases the risk of miscarriage.