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How Coffee can Help you Stay Healthy in the New Year


With the new year comes new resolutions on how to be healthier. If you've been looking at ways to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2015, perhaps consuming coffee could boost your efforts and help you finally achieve your goals. You may be surprised to note that there are many health benefits associated with the consumption of coffee. Here are a few of them:

Reducing Chances of Disease

On average, Americans drink more than 415 cups of coffee each, per year, according to WebMD. All that java could have a positive effect on coffee drinkers who love this popular beverage. Scientists and researchers have found that drinking coffee could lead to a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and even dementia. It can also decrease the chances of getting certain types of cancers, heart problems and strokes. Whether you enjoy the distinctive and unique aroma of single source coffee or the rich taste of gourmet coffee blends, these health benefits don't seem to discriminate between the two. Single origin coffee beans come from the same source, and often have organic beginnings, but many of the studies cited don't distinguish between type of coffee -- only that it can all be beneficial to the health of the drinker.

Improved Brain Function

Because coffee contains caffeine, it works naturally to boost both mood and brain function, according to Popular Science. Let's break that down: caffeine is a stimulant that blocks adenosine and boosts the firing of neurons in the brain, consequently improving not only mood but reaction time, memory and cognitive function as well.

Boost your Physical Performance

Coffee's effects on the central nervous system is well documented, meaning it can boost metabolism and fatty acid breakdown. Studies have been found that caffeine can improve a person's exercise effectiveness by up to 12 percent.

Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Coffee is thought to lower the risk of many types of cancer, most notably that of the liver. The liver, which filters alcohol and sugar, can get damaged over time by conditions like hepatitis and excessive alcohol consumption. However, drinking coffee regularly (about four cups a day) can cut your risk of developing cirrhosis by up to a whopping 80 percent and liver cancer by 40 percent.

As you can see, being a coffee drinker can be beneficial to your health. Incorporate this popular beverage into your daily healthy lifestyle goals to encourage its positive effects on your body and mind. Whether you prefer gourmet flavored coffee or single origin coffee blends, shop Fortunes Coffee for a truly superior flavor. Our rich, bold, aromatic gourmet coffee blends and single source coffee beans undergo some of the most rigorous taste testing in the industry, ensuring you get the best coffee money can buy at some of the most affordable prices around. Have a drink to your health this new year and shop Fortunes Coffee today, tasting their dedication to quality with each sip.

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