6 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

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Coffee is America’s primary go-to morning beverage. Why wouldn’t it be? This ancient brew is rich, refreshing, and perfect for almost any time of the day. But a cup of joe can do more than just wake you up. It can greatly impact your health, make you look younger, and even help you drop some extra pounds.

So the next time you’re feeling that afternoon slump, reach for another cup of coffee instead of a sugary soda or chemical-packed energy drink. Here are six surprising health benefits of coffee.

1. High in Antioxidants

Many people probably don’t realize coffee is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the American diet. This tasty drink contains quinones — an antioxidant that can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and aid in tissue repair. But not only that, this clever compound can also help give your immune system an extra boost. As the cold and flu season comes into full swing, this added benefit may just be your best line of defense.

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