Protects Your Liver
If you are the type who likes to come home after a long, hard day and have a beer or two or too many, here is some good news for you. Coffee drinking can help save the liver you thought college may have destroyed!
Java reduces the levels of enzymes that indicate liver damage and works to fight off liver cancer and cirrhosis. Two cups a day can reduce the risk of hospitalization and mortality from liver disease by 50 percent. This is huge!
Cafestol and kahweol are the two substances in coffee that are responsible for this potentially lifesaving perk. Like anything, the results will vary from person to person, so don’t go thinking that this is carte blanche to go on an epic binge topped off with a cup of joe. For optimal results, coffee consumption needs to be a lifestyle and not a quick fix.
Coffee has also been shown to decrease the risk of liver cancer. Three or four cups a day may decrease the risk by 38 percent and 41 percent, respectively.
It’s Good For Your Eyes
Step aside, carrots. There is a new player in town when it comes to improving eyesight.
For everyone who is sick of being told to eat carrots because they are good for your eyes, this one is for you. Scientists are discovering that coffee is actually amazing for your vision. Coffee contains chlorogenic acid (CLA), a powerful antioxidant shown to prevent eyesight deterioration from retinal damage.
People tend to forget that coffee has hundreds of other properties besides caffeine, and CLA is one of them. With raw coffee containing 7–9 percent CLA versus 1 percent caffeine, CLA is definitely the bigger player on the field here. Though CLA is proving to be a powerful ally in retinal health, there are still many unknowns.
Who knows? This could lead to CLA in the form of eye drops one day for optimal effect.