It”s hard to believe that coffee is actually good for you.  Each and every diet mentions staying clear of coffee and other caffeine products.  Now people are talking about coffee actually benefiting your health!

The idea is that coffee helps to eliminate the risk of ever developing type 2 diabetes.  Having 1 to 3 cups per day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by single digits.  Having 6 cups per day or more, has proven, according to a study, has reduced men’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 54% and women’s risk by 34%.  Hard to believe.

Studies have also shown that:

  • People who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
  • People who drink 2 cups per day or more can reduce their risk of colon cancer by 25%.
  • People who drink at least 2 cups per day reduce their risk of liver cirrhosis by 80%.
  • People who drink at least 2 cups per day avoid getting gall stones by 50%.
  • Coffee drinking may lower the risk of developing asthma.

Coffee has shown to be able to lift your mood, get rid of a headache and prevent cavities- depending on how much sugar you take.

Coffee and caffeine are finding their way into skin lotions and creams because of antioxidant properties and tightening and firming qualities.  Caffeine applied to the skin operates in three ways – and a antioxidant, a diuretic and a vaso-constrictor.

For years, caffeine has been used in products sold to reduce cellulite.  The caffeine supposedly dehydrates fat cells by somehow energizing them which in turn causes the sodium/potassium component of the cells to be eliminated, so the skin on buttocks and thighs becomes smoother.

Caffeine’s vaso-constricting characteristic also makes it a favorite ingredient in eye creams for reducing puffiness and dark circles as well as tightening skin around the eyes.  The caffeine combined with a variety of other botanicals, minerals and vitamin C has made it very effective in taking care of  these problems.