I don’t need an excuse to drink coffee. But I certainly won’t object if someone hands me one. Or eleven.
But if you need a little extra convincing, here’s a post offering eleven reasons to imbibe the divine beverage every day. Check out the post for all the data, but here are the highlights.
- Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else. I’m not convinced that antioxidants are all that, but they sure sound healthy.
- Just smelling coffee could make you less stressed. Even my daughters agree that coffee smells good. And they think it tastes like boiled dingo.
- Coffee could lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. We have some family members who struggle with Parkinson’s, so I’ll take any advantage I can get.
- Coffee is great for your liver (especially if you drink alcohol). Um, no comment.
- Coffee can make you feel happier. Duh.
- Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide. See the previous point.
- Coffee could reduce your chances of getting skin cancer (if you’re a woman). I’m not, but I’ll err on the side of caution.
- Coffee can make you a better athlete. Since I’m not much of an athlete, that’s not saying a whole lot. But I’ll take it.
- Coffee could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. I think that means I can eat more chocolate.
- Drinking coffee could help keep your brain healthier for longer. Sweet.
- Coffee may make you more intelligent. This might be a correlation/causation problem. It’s entirely possible that smarter people drink coffee, rather than that coffee makes you smarter. But I’ll stick with coffee either way.
So, if you want to be healthy, happy, and smart, grab a cup of coffee this morning. That’s what I’m doing.