Health Benefits of Coffee
Do you love your daily cup of coffee? I shall give you more reasons to love it. As per certain studies it has been found that coffee drinkers are at a much lower risk of serious diseases than non-coffee drinkers. The health benefits of coffee are many as it is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Coffee can make you smarter and improve your energy levels
Coffee improves brain function, i.e. improves mood, memory and energy levels. Don’t you feel all energized after having your cup of coffee? All this is because of the caffeine present in it. Caffeine is a stimulant.
Burn fat with coffee
Here too caffeine comes to the rescue! Caffeine is one among the very few substances found naturally in the world that have been proven to assist fat burning. It helps in fat burning to the tune of 10% in obese people and 29% in slim people. Coffee boosts metabolic rate of the body.
Physical performance can be improved with coffee
Hitting the gym? Have a cup of coffee about a half an hour before you leave. Why? This should be done because caffeine releases a hormone called ‘adrenaline’. This particular hormone prepares the body for the intense physical exertion you might be doing at the gym. Also caffeine releases fatty acids from fat cells of the body.
Essential nutrients are found in coffee
Coffee has lots of essential nutrients in it, namely: Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Potassium, and Magnesium.
Risk of type II diabetes can be lowered by coffee
As per research done on coffee, it has been found that coffee drinkers are at a lower risk of developing type II diabetes. The percentage is to the tune of 23-50% of lower risk for people who drink more coffee. One cup a day reduces the risk by 7%. Seems to be good news for the coffee lovers! Type II diabetes has been affecting people worldwide.
Protects from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Drinking coffee can protect you from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These diseases usually affect the senior citizens.
Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of dementia. There is no cure for both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. So, it would be better to prevent them. Apart from a healthy diet and exercise, it is essential to include coffee in one’s diet. Studies have shown that people who consume coffee have a lower risk of getting the diseases.
Coffee protects the liver
Liver is an organ that performs vital body functions. The liver is known to be affected by common diseases like hepatitis. These diseases can lead to cirrhosis which is a serious condition. Coffee has been found to protect the liver against cirrhosis.
It can make you feel happy and fight depression
Feeling unhappy these days? Grab a cup of coffee. It is known to boost the mood and make you feel happy.
Coffee protects from cancer
Coffee protects from cancer of the liver and also colorectal cancer.
Coffee protects from heart disease and stroke
Yes, you read that right. Though it raises blood pressure for first time coffee drinkers, regular drinkers won’t have a problem (Consult a doctor if you already have a high BP). As per certain studies it has been found that it protects from both heart diseases and stroke.
Stay fit and happy.