Coffe and Health: What Does Coffee Do To Your Body

Dec 11, 2015 11:41 AM EST | By abbie uychiat

It's already been a known fact that regular coffee consumption does have countless health benefits. It is known to cleanse the body from free radicals as it  is filled with antioxidants. Several researches have been made focusing on the coffee's effect on the brain and hit it affects is functions.

 As per the Coffee and Health website, coffee acts as a mild stimulant towards the nervous system. Numerous studies have revealed that caffeine can implement alertness, attention, and even concentration. This being said, coffee can overall improve mental performance depending on the amount of consumption.

The Coffee and Health website then cited that:

"In a sample of people under 40, a study found that caffeine or coffee may be effective in improving performance in those suffering from jet lag or shift work sleep disorder."

"Caffeine can improve wakefulness in situations of reduced alertness or lack of sleep, for example; night-time driving, working at night, suffering from a cold and during the post-lunch dip."


Coffee on the other hand can greatly affect sleeping patterns. As per recent research, it can affect the individual's sleep quality and day time sleepiness. This however varies on the individual's coffee intake and tolerance.

"Research has shown that abstaining from caffeinated coffee for a whole day may help to improve sleep quality"

"Reducing caffeine intake late in the day may help improve sleep patterns."

Medical News Today  then pointed out that it protects the individual from Type 2 diabetes. As per  the research that was done by the UCLA, drinking coffee " increases plasma levels of the protein sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG controls the biological activity of the body's sex hormones (testosterone andestrogen) which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes."

It is also said to lower the chances of Parkinson's disease. As per the research that was carried on by the US which focuses on the correlation between coffee consumption and Parkinson's disease risk. As per MNT he researchers were than able to come into conclusions that "higher coffee and caffeine intake is associated with a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson's disease"

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