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The Surprising Benefits of Drinking 4 Cups of Coffee a Day

Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Although colorectal cancer is not as pervasive as other forms of cancer, it is still devastating. Fortunately, a few cups of java throughout the day could keep it at bay. A study from the University of Southern California found that drinking coffee diminishes the risk of getting colorectal cancer by 26 percent. And that is casual intake (1-2 cups).

If you up your intake to 2.5-3 cups of coffee a day, your risk decreases by 50 percent. That is too significant to pass up.

Colorectal cancer was not the only form of cancer affected by coffee intake. A long term study that lasted over 30 years looked at the lifestyles of non-smokers who consumed 2 cups of coffee per day and found that the risk of colorectal cancer, as well as female breast cancer and liver cancer, had decreased. With 2-3 cups of coffee, your risk of neck and head cancers begins to drop, too.

The best part? You can get the same benefit from decaffeinated coffee. The power is in all the antioxidants present in coffee, not the caffeine. A single cup of coffee contains around 200-550 milligrams of antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid and ferulic acid. The latter has amazing benefits, including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties.



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