This is Joe. Just kidding. He’s just some random I found on Tumblr, but he’s hot and holding a cup of coffee and therefore he’s a “hot cup of Joe.” History lesson: There is an attribution to Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) who, as Secretary of the U.S. Navy under President Woodrow Wilson in 1913, was said to have abolished the officers’ wine mess. And thus coffee became the strongest drink aboard navy ships known as “a cup of Joe.” I have no idea if this is true, but I also found it on the internet.
7 Benefits of Coffee
Coffee (Or At Least, The Caffeine!) Can Help You Proofread Better
The caffeine in coffee could actually help you to spot grammar errors, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Coffee Could Lower Women’s Depression Risk
Women who drink a few cups of caffeinated coffee have a lower risk of depression than women who don’t drink any coffee, according to a Harvard study. (NOTE: No clue why this doesn’t apply to men, but since I’m very in touch with my feminine side this surely applies to me as well, right?!?)
Coffee Could Save Your Brain
A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that there’s something in coffee — though researchers have yet to determine what exactly that “something” is — interacts with caffeine to boost the levels of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), a growth factor that seems to be able to fight off Alzheimer’s disease in mice.
Coffee Could Lower Men’s Prostate Cancer Risk
A Harvard School of Public Health study shows that men who drink six cups of coffee a day have a 60 percent decreased chance of developing a dangerous form of prostate cancer, as well as a 20 percent decreased chance of developing any other kinds of prostate cancer. (NOTE: Stimulating your prostate also reduces this risk. Have more butt sex!)
Coffee Could Ward Off The World’s Most Common Cancer
New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference shows that coffee could help to ward off basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world.
Coffee Could Protect You From Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking coffee is associated with a lower Type 2 diabetes risk, with more coffee consumption linked to a greater decrease in risk, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine review of studies from 2009.
Coffee Could Decrease Parkinson’s Risk
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.