Many studies indicate that drinking coffee can be a really healthy habit. Infact, coffee is full of substances that may help guard against conditions more common in women, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s desease and heart disease.
Have a cup of black coffee about an hour before workout and your performance can improve by 11-12%. Coffee contains magnesium and potassium, that help your body use insulin, reducing your craving for sugary treats and snacks. Caffeine also helps fat cells break down body fat.
But coffee also contains antioxidants and other important substances that can reduce internal inflammation, say nutrition experts from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Recent studies claimed that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from some of the leading causes of death in women. Some examples: coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Dark coffee decreases breakage in DNA strands, which occur naturally but can lead to cancer (especially colorectal cancer) or tumors if not repaired by your cells.
Studies have shown that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of premature death of 25%.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it’s safe for most women to drink three to five cups of coffee a day with a maximum intake of 400 milligrams of caffeine.