20 Things You May Not Have Realized About Coffee

It’s no secret that more than half of U.S. adults drink coffee every day.

Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee may help you get going in the morning. You may enjoy it for a quick boost in energy combined by the love the  taste. Here are 20 facts about coffee.

  1. U.S. adults drink an average of 3.1 cups of coffee a day.
  2. The average American in the U.S. actually spends $20 on coffee a week(or an average of $1,092 a year).
  3. The average costof a cup of coffee is $1.38.
  4. Coffee trees grow best in the “Bean Belt,”which is like a “band” around the globe closest to the equator.
  5. Coffee breathis caused by the perfect storm of caffeine (which reduces saliva) and acidity (which promotes bacteria).
  6. Coffee drinking seems to be linked with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.
  7. Coffee beans contain antioxidants called quinines.
  8. The caffeine in coffee can make your workout feel easier.
  9. Magnesiumis naturally found in coffee.
  10. Coffee is linked with a lower risk of liver cancer.
  11. The caffeine in coffee could make your nap time more effective.
  12. Caffeine in coffee could help you with your proofreading skills.
  13. While caffeine (which is found in coffee) can ease headaches, some research also shows that it can causerebound headaches.
  14. The caffeine in coffee could boost your memory(for up to 24 hours!).
  15. Coffee could help prevent dental cariesbecause it contains an antibacterial compound called trigonelline.
  16. Coffee might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.
  17. Caffeine (which is in coffee) can actually make you like working out more, thanks to a boost in happiness-promoting hormones dopamine and serotonin.
  18. Drinking two or three cups a day of caffeinated coffee is linked with alower risk of depression in women.
  19. It seems to help fight Alzheimer’s
  20. Three to five cups a day of coffee could lower your risk of having clogged arteries.
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