The Ultimate Super Drink

Benefit Your Bean

It’s a no-brainer! Lifelong caffeinated-coffee fans may be less prone to develop Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Coffee’s antioxidants may tamp down cell damage linked to Parkinson’s. And caffeine blocks inflammation in the brain, which is associated with Alzheimer’s.

Sip For Your Smile

Caffeinated java has antibacterial and anti adhesive powers, so it may keep cavity causing bacteria from eating your enamel. And drinking a cup daily has been shown to slash oral cancer risk by half. Also, compounds found in coffee may limit cancer cell growth and DNA damage.

Brew For Your Breasts

Coffee’s a bosom buddy! Premenopausal women who downed four cups of regular coffee per day experienced a 38 percent reduction in ¬†their breast cancer risk. Coffee unleashes phytoestrogens and flavonoids that may stifle tumor growth. But drink up: Those who drank less than four cups didn’t benefit.

Stop Stones

Gallstones grow when mucus inside your gallbladder traps cholesterol crystals. Xanthine, found in caffeine, may reduce mucus and risks for deposits. Two or more cups daily may help.

Save Your Skin

Two to five cups of regular coffee daily may help lower your risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer by up to 17 percent. Caffeine may spur skin to kill precancerous cells, and it also inhibits tumor growth.

Dodge Diabetes

People who sip 3 to 4 cups of regular or decaf coffee a day are 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Chlorogenic acid may help prevent insulin resistance, a harbinger of the disease.

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