Coffee is very beneficial to us and our health. It contains enough nutrients and antioxidants to improve our health state. In southern America, coffee drinkers have low risk of diseases. Today on the health bro, we will highlight 10 major benefits of drinking this pure, earthly blessing
1. IMPROVE ENERGY LEVELS AND MAKE YOU SMARTER
Coffee contains a powerful and natural stimulant called “caffeine”, which is the moat consumed stimulant in the world d is found in energy drinks.
When its is consumed, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain to block a neurotransmitter called “Andenosine”.
After that the caffeine increases other neurotransmitters and that increases mood, thought level, strength and lowers your tiredness level. So if you wanna go on a morning run, drink coffee
2. HELPS YOU BURN FAT
Check almost every fat burning product out there. You’d realize in the ingredient section are components of caffeine.
The reason is, caffeine is one of the few substances that is very natural and is proven to help us in weight loss. Caffeine is known to boost metabolism rare by 11%. So if it’s able to give you strength and also aid in weight loss, why dont you have a daily drink for workout purposes?
There is a downside to this. Long term drinking of coffee tends to diminish the effects thus result in addiction.
3. ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
To us, coffee might just be some black beverage but what we don’t really know is the powerful nutrients that is contained in a single bean
One cup of coffee contains:
11% of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
6% of Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
3% of Manganese and Potassium and
2% of Magnesium and Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
So it might just be some black beverage but 2-3 cups a day does so much wonders than you might think.
4. LOWERS YOUR RISK OF TYPE II DIABETES
Facts: Diabetes type 2 is currently afflicting over 300 million people worldwide. This is when there is elevated blood sugar in your system or your body is unable to secrete insulin.
Study shows that people that drink coffee regularly have a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Actually they have a 35-50% lower rush of getting the disease and sometimes up to 67%
5. DEPRESSION AND HAPPINESS
No one wants to be depressed. Depression is known to decrease quality of life. Infact, in USA alone, 4.1% of people suffer from clinical depression
In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.
6. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide.
This disease usually affects people over 65 years of age.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s.
However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from showing up in the first place.
This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.
Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
7. IMPROVE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat.
But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood.
This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion.
Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel.
Given these effects, it is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average.
Because of this, it makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about a half an hour before you head to the gym.
8. LOWER RISK OF SOME TYPES OF CANCER
Cancer is one leading cause of death in this world, categorized by uncontrolled death of cells in our system. But with coffee, it protects against two forms of cancer; colon and liver cancer. Liver and colorectal cancer ranks both 3rd abd 4th leading cancer cause in the works.
A study conducted showed that the risk of colorectal cancer was lowered to 15% just by drinking 4-5 cups of coffee daily in 488,706 individuals (addictive huh).
9. IT DOES NOT CAUSE HEART DISEASE AND MAY LOWER THE RISK OF STROKE
There is a myth that caffeine increases blood pressure; which is true but in smaller effects (3-4mm/Hg). However, this study might persist in some people so be watchful if you have elevated blood pressure
Also there are evidence of reduced heart risks when people drink coffee
10. LONG LIFE
As I said in the beginning, coffee drinkers are less likely to be affected by many diseases so it make sense that they have a high life expectancy.
There are actually several observational studies showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death.
In 2 large studies, coffee was linked to a 20% low death rate in men and 26% in women over 18-24 years
Second study proved stronger with type II diabetics. Diabetics who drank coffee had a 30% low death rate risk during a 20 year period.
Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Period.
Author: Akwesi Osei
An avid reader and writer who has written articles for HypeNationGh, LoudsoundGh and akwesiosei.wordpress.com.
Currently the blogger and owner of The Health Bro