New Health Benefits of Coffee
1. Boost Your Blood Flow
A new study presented at an American Heart Association meeting found that young adults who drank a cup of caffeinated coffee boosted their blood flow compared to when they drank decaf. Researchers looked at blood flow in the finger, which indicates how well the body’s smallest blood vessels—particularly, the inner linings of these blood vessels—work. Studies have linked poor function of this lining to an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke. The researchers suspect that caffeine opens up blood vessels and has anti-inflammatory properties.
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