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Coffee isn’t just warm, energizing and a crucial part of your day anymore - it may also be extremely good for you, too!
We have all read those articles about how coffee was found to be bad for you but for the last couple of decades, scientists have been studying the effects of coffee on the various health benefits of coffee and here are 6 of them.
1. It can make you smarter So, the active ingredient in coffee is caffeine right? Caffeine, a known stimulant, primarily blocks the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine, which increases brain activity improving your mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and overall brain function. 2. It can burn fat and improve your physical performance Have you ever noticed that caffeine is found in most commercial fat burning supplements? Well, that’s because caffeine increases the metabolism, increases the oxidation of fatty acids and improves athletic performance. 3. It may significantly lower your risk of Type II Diabetes In recent studies, coffee has been found to significantly reduce the risk of diabetes. This reduction has been shown to range from 23% all the way up to 67%! 4. It can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Not only has coffee been found to make you smarter but it may also protect your brain against old age. In a new recent study, coffee drinkers were found to have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia and lower the risk of Parkinson’s by between 35-60%. 5. It may be great for your liver In recent studies, coffee appeared to be protective against multiple liver disorders, lowering the risk of liver cancer by an astounding 40% and cirrhosis of the liver by as much as 80%. 6. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidants It has been found that coffee contains a decent amount of numerous vitamins and minerals. It has also been found to be the biggest source of antioxidants in the most modern diet.
Remember, coffee in moderate amounts is good for you but drinking way too much of it can still be harmful. To preserve the health benefits of coffee, try not to put any sugar in it and don’t drink it after 2 pm if you want to get a good night’s sleep!