19 Reasons You Should Be Drinking So Much More Coffee – BuzzFeed News


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*sips coffee* *handles everything like a boss*

1. First
and foremost, it tastes freakin’ delicious.

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Some might say that’s debatable — but not I.

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2. And it
smells like heaven on earth.

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I mean, even people who don’t like coffee like
the smell. That’s how you know it’s good.

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5. It’s a
good source of some of the same antioxidants
you’ll find in fruit.

It's a good source of some of the same antioxidants you'll find in fruit.

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Even better than fruit, according to
one study, at providing beta-Carotene,
vitamin C, and alpha-tocopherol — a type of
vitamin E.

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6. It can
be warm and comforting on a cold day…

It can be warm and comforting on a cold day...

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Like one of those fuzzy-feeling type of hugs.

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7. And
cool and refreshing on a hot day.

And cool and refreshing on a hot day.

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It’s like ice-cold water on steroids. (I’m
sorry. I can’t hear you telling me it’s
not over the sound of me guzzling down
this coffee.)

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9. And
some cancers.

And some cancers.

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Like basal cell carcinoma, a type of
skin cancer. Meanwhile, other studies have
found links between high coffee consumption
(regardless of whether it was caffeinated) and
a lower risk of
colon and
prostate cancer.

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10. It’s
probably good for your liver.

It's probably good for your liver.

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A systematic review of several studies
found that people with a higher risk for liver
disease — like smokers and those who drank a
lot of alcohol — who also drank 2-3 cups of
coffee per day did better on liver tests when
compared to people who didn’t drink coffee.
People who already had liver disease were also
less likely to have it progress to cirrhosis,
and people with Hepatitis C saw a better
response to their treatment when they drank
more coffee. The researchers believe these
benefits come from caffeine as well as other
antioxidants within coffee.

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11. It
gives you a good reason to relax.

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Instead of taking it to go, sit down for a few
minutes and sip on your coffee — it’s a great
opportunity to practice
mindfulness.

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14. You
can brew it in so many ways…

You can brew it in so many ways...

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Instant, drip, Moka pot, pour-over, Chemex,
French press, Turkish. YOU NAAAAAME IT! And
each method produces a unique cup of coffee.

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15. And
you can have it sourced from anywhere in the
world.

And you can have it sourced from anywhere in the world.

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Literally anywhere — from Indonesia to El
Salvador and Ethiopia to Brazil. And the flavor
profiles of the coffee change depending on
where it’s grown. So coffees from Asia might
have earthier tones while those from Africa
tend to be more floral and fruity.

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16. It’s
a mesmerizing work of art when you add cream to
it.

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And it looks different every. single. time.

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17. It
brings friends together…

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Meeting up for a cup of coffee is always a
solid plan.

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18. And
it can help you make new ones.

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One study
that found caffeine enhanced cooperation
between people. Maybe that explains why coffee
makes you less likely to yell at strangers…

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19. And
finally, it could improve your athletic
performance.

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Probably because caffeine can boost your
endurance, according to one
study.

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So, go forth and drink ALL the coffee!

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It’s delicious, and it’s surprisingly good for
you!

(Unless of course you’ve received different
advice from your doctor based on your specific
health needs or medical conditions. They know
your life a bit better than we do.)

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