Rejoice, Coffee Is Good For Your Health


Rejoice, Coffee Is Good For Your Health

There is so much hype behind caffeine, swaying people one way or the other depending on the day. To drink or not to drink, right? But what is the truth? Well, we did some research and rounded up five reasons why that morning cup of coffee isn’t going to kill you.

1. Caffeine helps ward off Alzheimer’s.

With our aging population and people living longer than ever before, Alzheimer’s is becoming a real concern. What is it, how do we get it, and everything else about it are primarily associated with age and, in part, lifestyle. Fortunately, there is enough evidence supporting the claim that caffeine helps to ward off Alzheimer’s. So carry on with your daily cup(s) of coffee.

2. Caffeine may protect against cataracts.

This is another concern with the aging population. Cataracts are a thin film that forms over the eye that keeps a person from being able to see properly. Of course, these can be easily removed surgically nowadays, but it would be so much more convenient if we never had them in the first place. People who choose to drink more coffee, or drink coffee at all, versus people who choose not to drink coffee are less likely to face this physical malady.

3. Caffeine may prevent ringing in the ears.

Ringing in the ears is very annoying. Most people have had it at some point, even if it was only for a very short period of time. A person who tends to consume more coffee is less likely to have the ringing in the ears than someone who does not indulge in caffeinated beverages. While ringing in the ears isn’t exactly a physical ailment, preventing it most definitely improves your lifestyle

4. Caffeine can help your asthma.

Consumption of caffeine has been linked to having less severe symptoms of asthma. If you’re not happy with your asthma and you’re interested in alleviating it, try drinking coffee or some form of caffeine and see if over time it helps your breathing. Don’t leave home without your inhaler anytime soon, though. Coffee can’t solve all of our problems, especially not an asthma attack. 

5. Caffeine can prevent weight gain.

People who drink caffeine are less likely to gain weight, as seen in a series of studies over the years. Of course coffee, or any caffeinated beverage for that matter, is not a suitable alternative to a well balanced diet and exercise, but a cup of coffee is definitely worth considering adding to your diet if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy weight, whatever that means to you.

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Micaela Stevenson

Micaela is a Wellness and Feminism columnist at Spire and Co. She is also a sophomore premed student double majoring in Biochemistry and Women and Gender Studies with a minor in Health and Illnesses at Eastern Michigan University. Her dream is to graduate with honors and attend the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and to become a perinatal and fetal surgeon. She loves to watch Netflix, bake, do research, and eat lots of macaroni!

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