Coffee wakes us up and keeps us feeling focused and energetic. However, many people still have a lingering suspicion that coffee may have adverse effects on our health.
And we need to mention that the best benefits are obtained by choosing organic coffee, without any artificial flavors or substances and without those additions of sugar, milk or creamer.
Here’s what happens when you drink coffee every day:
Coffee boosts your metabolism
This is probably the main reason why so many people drink coffee. Everyone knows the feeling of waking up on Monday, totally unprepared for the day ahead, then taking your cup of joy and getting a burst of energy and the will to get the most out of your day.
A study that was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology reports that those endurance athletes who drank a cup of coffee after their workouts, observed an increase of 66% in muscle glycogen, and this helped them quickly replace the energy lost from their workout.
Coffee improves brain health
Many studies have indicated that those middle-aged people who drink 3-5 cups a day can have a 65% reduced risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. It was also shown that a cup of coffee a day can result in reducing the risk of Parkinson’s by 32 to 60%.
Coffee helps in inhibiting adenosine, a kind of nucleoside in our brains, that acts to reduce the firing of neurons and release of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
Its ability to block serotonin makes caffeine able to boost the so-called ‘feel-good’ chemicals in our brains. Moreover, coffee can improve alertness, memory, cognitive performance, reaction time, and mood.
Coffee helps you feel good
The Harvard Public School of Health conducted one study which came to the astonishing conclusion that consuming 2 to 4 cups of regular coffee a day was linked to a 50% reduced risk of suicide in adult men and women, in comparison to those who consumed decaf or no coffee at all.
In addition, all those antioxidants and essential nutrients, like the B complex vitamins, potassium and magnesium, work together to keep you feeling happier!
It reduces the risk of skin cancer
A study published in the ‘Journal of the National Cancer Institute’ showed that those older adults who drank 4 or more cups of coffee a day, had a 20% reduced risk of developing malignant melanomas.
Experts believe all the different antioxidants and phytochemicals contained in coffee can reduce the risk of cancer significantly.
It reduces your risk of liver cancer
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is considered to be one of the six most-commonly diagnosed cancers and the third leading cause of cancer related death.
A cup of coffee every day can help reduce the risk of HCC by 20%, 2 cups a day reduce the risk by 35%, and 4 or more reduce the risk by 50%. And it has also been shown that coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis. Just keep in mind that the FDA recommends a maximum dose of 400 mgs (around 4 cups) of coffee a day, so be sure to consume it in moderation!
Coffee helps reduce type 2 diabetes risk
A study conducted by The Harvard School of Public Health indicated that those who consumed more than 1 cup of coffee a day, and increased this amount gradually over a period of four years, had a 11% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This was compared to 11% in those consuming the same amount always and a 17 % increased risk in those who reduced coffee consumption by more than a cup a day.
Now we have armed you with all this knowledge about the health benefits of
Now that you’re armed with all this knowledge about coffee’s properties, we hope you will enjoy this delicious and beneficial drink even more!
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