“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
Not only does coffee gives us the so-needed energy and the sanity that is necessary to go through our day, but also it has many health benefits that it makes it even more appealing to drink it every day.
Of course, some people prefer to add some milk, cream, and sugar in it for better taste, but unluckily, the benefits only come with a pure, black coffee. So, next time you buy coffee, make sure to look for an organic one without additives to get the full health benefits.
Here are all the health benefits that you will get while enjoying your coffee.
1. BRAIN HEALTH IMPROVEMENT
Drinking an average of 4 cups of coffee a day reduces the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia by 65% in both men and women. Also, one study found that just one cup of coffee daily decreases the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 60%.
Moreover, the brain also has a nucleoside named adenosine which action is restricted by consuming coffee daily. The adenosine stops the brain from releasing positive neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. And since caffeine stops it from working, our mood immediately improves.
2. PREVENTS SKIN CANCER
One of the deadliest types of skin cancer in the US is malignant melanoma. The National Cancer Institute Journal published a study that recommended consuming a minimum of 4 cups of coffee every day in order to reduce the risk of this form of cancer by 20%.
3. PREVENTS TYPE 2 DIABETES
The Harvard School of Public Health found that there is a link between the consumption of coffee and the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to their study, coffee drinkers had 11% fewer chances to develop this disease.
4. PREVENTS LIVER CANCER
Liver cancer is the 6th most common kind of cancer in the world and the 3rd main cause of death in cancer patients. Two cups of coffee a day lower the risk of liver cancer up to 35%, while one cup lowers it by 20%. That’s why FDA recommends consuming at least 400 milligrams of coffee each day.
5. METABOLISM BOOST
Coffee is so popular because of the energetic increase that we get from consuming it. It is responsible for ‘waking us up’ and giving us a boost in energy that we need to face the day. What’s more, some studies have even shown that drinking coffee is the ideal way if you want to boost your metabolism.
Plus, it improves the glycogen levels in muscles in endurance athletes when it is consumed immediately after working out. The muscle glycogen replaces the body’s energy after they’ve been exhausted while working out.
6. IMPROVES MOOD
The Harvard Public School of Health conducted a study to discover the effects that a coffee has on adult men and women, and they found something amazing.
Namely, an average of 3 coffee cups daily is more than enough to reduce the risk of suicide by a fascinating 50%. This means that people who don’t consume coffee are twice as likely to commit suicide in comparison to regular coffee drinkers.
There you go! All the ‘excuses’ and ‘justifications’ you need to enjoy this heavenly beverage! Feel free to share this post with all the coffee lovers you know to share all these wonderful benefits with them.