Like most anybody reading a blog about coffee, your morning will likely include bleary-eyed stumbling out of bed, dragging heavy feet to your coffee machine, but alas when that magical elixir hits your lips your morning can begin.
Aside from an essential kickstart to most of our mornings and afternoon lulls, Coffee actually has some surprising health benefits as well.
Brain – Studies have shown drinking coffee daily may reduce the risk of certain brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Caffeine in moderation is believed to help protect our brain cells. Additionally, its proven coffee can help sharpen memory and increase alertness short term. Great for grogginess in the morning, as we will know.
Weight Loss – Aside from being incredibly low in calories (black coffee), Caffeine consumption can also speed up metabolism and the fat-burning process.
Diabetes – Drinking even one cup of coffee is proven to lower your risk of developing diabetes by as much as 13%. Although those who already have diabetes may have adverse reactions to drinking coffee.
Cancer – There is also growing evidence that coffee consumption may protect against certain types of cancer.
Depression – Coffee drinkers are 10% less likely to develop depression, says the National Institutes of Health. Black coffee proved to have the highest health benefits, while excessively sugary caffeinated drinks proved to have the opposite effect and may lead to an increased risk of depression.
Liver – Studies suggest caffeine may aid your liver regulate itself. Lengthy multi-decade studies have shown those who drank at least one cup of coffee per day were 20% less likely of developing cirrhosis of the liver.
Antioxidant’s – Coffee is an incredible antioxidant powerhouse, full of rich disease-fighting hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols. These antioxidants may help prevent a large number of diseases such as heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
With its cognitive jump-start in the morning, intoxicating aroma, metabolism boost, and power punch of antioxidants, Coffee is not just enjoyable but beneficial to your health. So next time someone tells you don’t need coffee, your now armed with reasons as to why you absolutely do need your super juice.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors; this is not medical advice. It is purely informational. If you suffer from high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes or active thyroid check with your doctor before adding coffee to your diet. Addionally if you suffer from sleep disorders or have trouble sleeping avoid drinking coffee for atleast 4 hours before bed time.