Coffee is one of the most common drinks in the world. Office workers are especially fond of him because of their “invigorating” properties. However, coffee lovers often did not even think that their favorite drink carries, besides increasing concentration and improving attention, a number of other useful and positive properties. Here we will analyze exactly what properties turn coffee into a “medicine”.
In 2018, American scientists found that regular use of coffee helps reduce the activity of rosacea, or rosacea. The experiment involved more than 82,000 participants. The study proved that people who drank 4 cups of coffee a day were at a low risk of rosacea, unlike those who did not drink coffee at all. The experiment began in 1989. During these 29 years, people took turns drinking coffee (with / without caffeine), tea, soda and hot chocolate. As a result, it was found that only coffee (caffeine) reduced the risk of pink acne. Other drinks, with less caffeine or without any amount of it, had no effect on the prevention and inhibition of the spread and development of acne.
But even before the publication of these results, it was known that coffee can help fight problem skin. The drink helps to strengthen the immune system, increase the body’s resistance to various negative factors, and also prevents inflammatory processes. Due to these properties, coffee can tone the skin. However, it should be remembered that only real coffee has a favorable property – a favorite instant drink, not only has practically no grains of coffee beans, but also is harmful not only to the skin, but also to many systems in the body due to the large amount of sugar.. It should be remembered that coffee will positively affect the skin only with moderate use: about one cup per day. If you use more, then caffeine on the contrary will provoke the occurrence of boils, as well as change the complexion.
What is interesting and paradoxical, but a large number of drunk mugs per day, causing damage to one of the body’s systems, improves the condition of the other – coffee can help reduce the risk of urolithiasis. Since this drink has a strong diuretic effect, coffee lovers have a 25% lower risk of disease. But this is the case if a person drinks 4 or more mugs a day.
Coffee is also known for its effects on the nervous system. Coffee can improve attention, concentration, productivity, memory and mood. It was proved that with daily consumption of an invigorating drink, the risk of developing depression was reduced by 15%. In addition, coffee can activate granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, which fights autoimmune diseases, and is also indirectly related to the memory state – you constantly drink coffee, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease is reduced, and therefore, there will be no memory problems in old age.
The drink also has a positive effect on the metabolism in the body. Therefore, coffee will be good for those who are on a diet.
And, most interestingly, it was proved that coffee can reduce the risk of cancer. So Chinese scientists have proven that two cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 2.5%. But it should be remembered that caffeine is one of the substances that increase radiosensitivity, so the relationship of coffee with oncology can not be called fully studied. That does not negate its other proven useful properties.