5 Healthy Reasons to Drink Coffee

October 31, 2018
senior couple both enjoy a warm cup of coffee

Who else enjoys waking up to the alluring smell of freshly brewed coffee?

Coffee is one of those drinks that a lot of Americans can’t do without. People enjoy coffee for various reasons—it’s comforting, it keeps you awake and it’s a great social beverage.

Fortunately, your favorite beverage has many health benefits, as well. Learn more about coffee and how it can benefit your health below.

Health Benefits of Coffee

Like all things, there are positive and negative effects of drinking coffee. However, for coffee, it seems the positive outweighs the negative.

There are many health benefits, but here are three benefits we thought were the most important.

  1. Coffee can help prevent cancer.
    Studies have shown that coffee can help prevent certain cancers such as endometrial cancer, oral cancer, skin cancer and lung cancer. Even though the research isn’t definitive, it does show coffee is beneficial as long as the person can metabolize caffeine.
  2. Coffee reduces the risk of stroke in older adults.
    A study showed that older adults who drink more than one cup of caffeinated coffee daily reduce their chance of having a stroke by 20-25%.
  3. Reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes.
    An American Diabetes Association study showed that people who drink coffee regularly have lower sugar and insulin levels.

Coffee’s Brain Boosting Perks

Do you drink coffee to give you that extra energy boost in the morning? Turns out there are brain health benefits associated with drinking coffee, as well.

  • Coffee can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.
    Studies have shown that caffeine blocks inflammation of the adenosine receptors in the brain. The adenosine receptors can start a chain reaction to begin a cognitive decline.
  • Coffee can have a positive impact on depression.
    Does your mood get better as you sip your coffee? Caffeine is a psychostimulant which causes wakefulness and increases motivation. Coffee helps the brain chemical, dopamine, become more effective. That also improves motivation and helps with decision-making.

Coffee Fun Facts

Did you know any of these fun facts about coffee? Here are a few coffee facts shared by Good Housekeeping:

  • In 800 A.D., shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia.
    9th-century goat herders discovered the effects caffeine had on their goats. They noticed that the goats began “dance” after eating coffee berries.  
  • You can overdose on coffee.
    However, you would have to drink 100 cups of coffee to have a caffeine overdose.
  • New Yorkers drink more coffee than the rest of the U.S.
    They drink 7 times as much coffee!
  • If you add cream, your coffee stays warmer longer.
    Coffee cools 20% slower with cream compared to plain black coffee.
  • Coffee is the second most tradeable good.
    Oil is the first.

Great Places to Get Coffee Near Kendal on Hudson

If you are wondering if there are any good places to get a cup of joe near Kendal on Hudson, there are plenty of places! Sure, you have your usual Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, but there are also small coffee shops nearby to try.

Muddy Water Coffee and Cafe

Muddy Water Coffee and Cafe is located in Tarrytown, only a couple of miles from Kendal on Hudson. They offer an inviting and relaxing place to enjoy their organic, fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks. They also offer fresh pastries, soups and sandwiches for you to enjoy with your favorite coffee.

Coffee Labs Roasters

Also located in Tarrytown, Coffee Labs Roasters is a roastery and cafe that provides special grade coffee to their customers. Not only do they have their cafe in Tarrytown, but they also ship their coffee around the world.

Stay Social with Coffee

So, whether you are a one cup coffee drinker or a four cup coffee drinker, having your regular cup of coffee daily is a perk to your health. On top of the health benefits listed above, great conversations can be had over a warm cup of coffee. If you are resident of Kendal on Hudson, grab a group of friends and enjoy a cup of coffee at Muddy Water Coffee Cafe, Coffee Labs Roasters, or any of the various coffee shops in the area.

If you are not currently a resident of Kendal on Hudson, read more about our resident-driven lifestyle and how you can enjoy retirement on the Hudson. If you have any questions or want to schedule a tour, contact us or call 866-358-5802.

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