If you are a coffee lover then feel free to circulate this article to each and every person who has ever stopped you from having coffee because we are about to get down to some serious health benefits that this amazing beverage provides us. Personally, coffee is one of the most important things in my life because otherwise you could find me asleep throughout the day!
Here is a list of the health benefits which you can get from having coffee!
1. COFFEE IS AN ANTIOXIDANT- SUPERSTAR!
That’s right! There are about 1,000 antioxidants which can be found in unprocessed coffee beans. Antioxidants are extremely important for a healthy body. They help to fight inflammation and prevent cancer as well by neutralizing the free radicals accumulated in our body. A certain compound in coffee can cut down the chances of cardiovascular diseases.
2. COFFEE IS YOUR LIVER’S FRIEND!
A study conducted shows that people who consume at least one cup of coffee everyday are less likely to develop the chances of having liver cirrhosis. Excessive alcohol consumption is the leading cause of this disease. But having coffee makes you less vulnerable. I mean, who does not like a healthy liver, right?
3. REDUCED RISK OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
This is a neuro-degenerative disease and is caused due to death of the dopa-mine-generating neurons in the brain. There is no cure for this which is why all we can do is try to prevent it. Studies indicate that coffee drinkers are at a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
4. IT CAN HELP YOU REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS
And we all need our stress levels reduced! In fact coffee addicts are less likely to be depressed. You must have noticed how a cup can instantly lift your mood. Coffee promotes the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopa-mine and nor-adrenaline hence acting as a mild antidepressant!
5. CAFFEINE CAN BOOST YOUR MEMORY!
Caffeine can help in increasing concentration and your attention span. Since it increases brain activity, there is no reason why you should not give it a try (if you haven’t already)! It can also provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
6. CAFFEINE CAN CURB PAIN TO A CERTAIN EXTENT
Caffeine has an analgesic effect and can act as a mild painkiller. Why do you think it helps with headaches?
7. LOWERS THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
Scientists believe that coffee may be beneficial in preventing diabetes by helping the body use insulin and protecting insulin-producing cells, enabling effective regulation of blood sugar. One component of coffee known as caffeic acid has been found to be particularly significant in reducing the toxic accumulation of abnormal protein deposits (amyloid fibrils) found in people with type 2 diabetes.
8. CAFFEINE CAN BOOST PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
But you won’t be running like a horse. That is not possible. What can actually happen is that a good dose of caffeine will stimulate your nervous system and increase Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. This is the “fight or flight” hormone. So consequently your body will be more prepared for physical exertion.
9. IT WILL HELP YOU STAY AWAKE !!
This one is a personal favorite reason! If it was not for coffee, some of us would not be able to keep our heads straight in the mornings! It is a blessing for all the night owls out there!
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