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7 Biggest Benefits of Caffeine Addiction

A cupful of coffee can offer you a lot of benefits. If you enjoy drinking coffee, you now have seven more reasons to love it even more.

Exercise & Fitness By Meenakshi ChaudharyNov 26, 2014

The Power Cup

Coffee may be just another hot drink for you devoid of health benefits. Coffee, however, can have so many benefits to offer that you will find it way better than most energy drinks. Morning and afternoon coffee makes you feel better and think smarter. The morning energy-rich cup of coffee helps you become and stay more active throughout the day. Here are some other health benefits of coffee. Image Courtesy: Getty

Caffeine and Eye Health

Caffeine is great for your mood and it can be just as good for your eyes. Moreoever, it may prove useful in the prevention of cataract formation in the eyes. A recent study shows that eye drops with caffeine in them help to prevent cataracts, which are responsible for nearly half of the world wide cases of blindness. During the study, the group of rats that was given caffeine had greatly reduced cataract formation compared with the group that was given placebo drops. Researchers concluded that humans may have to consume over 6 cupfuls of coffee to have similar catarac-stopping benefits. Image Courtesy: Getty

Healthy Skin

A recent study from Rutgers claims that caffeine protects the skin against certain skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in the skin, known as ATR. Scientists believe that caffeine applied directly to the skin might help prevent damaging ultraviolet light from causing skin cancer. Another older research also had indicated that mice that were fed caffeinated water and than exposed to UVB radiation, which damaged their skin cell, were able to kill most of the damaged cells, thus reducing the risk of the damaged cells becoming cancerous. Image Courtesy: Getty

Coffee and Memory

A recent study published in the Physiology & Behavior Journal observed the effect of caffeine on the memory of word lists. The researchers were able to find that caffeine worsened cognition to a very little extent in women, with no noticeable effect in men. However, another study published in Nature Neuroscience claimed that caffeine taken regularly after studying helps with memory consolidation. Another study published in Neuropharmacology concluded that moderate levels of caffeine helps with cognition in males, however, excessive caffeine may have negative effect on memory. Image Courtesy: Getty

Coffee and Baldness

A recent study has linked caffeine with baldness. The researchers took biopsies from the scalps of 14 men in the early stages of hair loss and then exposed the hair follicles to solutions containing different levels of caffeine and DHT. After around 8 days, the researchers observed greater growth in hair follicles that were exposed to caffeine as compared with DTH. However, the amount of coffee for such an effect on men's hair may need around 60 cupfuls of coffee daily. Image Courtesy: Getty

Elevates Mood

Coffee can also help boost your mood. Coffee is quite rich in antioxidants that can make you feel better. The National Institute of Health in United States even found that people who consumed four or more cupfuls a day were 10 percent less likely to suffer from depression. Caffeine will keep you active throughout the day as well as boost your mood, improving your performance at work. Image Courtesy: Getty


Coffee Makes You a Better Athlete

Coffee increases the number of fatty acids in your bloodstream that makes it easy for your muscles to absorb and burn fats as fuel. The more fatty acids your body burns, the more energy you will feel for longer durations. Drinking more coffee can help you perform better at sports as you will be able to burn more fatty acids with fewer unnecessary carbohydrates to make you feel energized from head to toe. Image Courtesy : Getty

Helps you Live Longer

A recent Harvard School of Public Health study conducted by its nutritional experts found that caffeine addicts may live longer than people who don't drink coffee at all. The team of researchers studied more than 130,000 coffee drinkers over the course of 24 years and found the side-effects of coffee were less significant than the benefits for moderate coffee drinkers. Image Courtesy : Getty

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