GUEST BLOG / By Kris Gunnars, Healthline.com--Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Thanks to our friends at Healthline.com for the next few Saturdays, this column will highlight one at a time the top 13 health benefits of coffee.
Here’s Number Ten:
May Lower Risk of Certain Types of Cancer
Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death. It is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in your body. Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer: liver and colorectal cancer.
Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer ranks fourth.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer.
Similarly, one study in 489,706 people found that those who drank 4–5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Liver and colorectal cancer are the third and fourth leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both.
LAST WEEK’S COFFEE QUIZ ANSWER—Here we are in downtown Memphis? If so, try heading over to the corner of Main and Adams, where you’ll find the popular Qahwa Coffee House. Inside, Oahwa (original name for coffee, claims the owner) there’s the vintage safe belonging to the original Hotel Claridge. The huge safe is now a side room for larger groups.
|Qahwa Coffee House occupies the corner storefront, downtown Memphis.|