I know that title grabbed your attention, you coffee addicts!
That’s not an insult as I am an avid coffee drinker myself.
To put it simply, coffee is awesome and I’d bet a fare wager that many people on the planet agree with me.
Nonetheless, today’s post will be for the non-believers and my fellow addicts that want some scientific evidence to compliment their love for coffee.
So what are the benefits of coffee?
1) Coffee can actually increase your energy levels
Many coffees contain caffeine, which is a stimulant.
Basically it’s what wakes you up. How caffeine works is it goes through the blood then into your brain.
Once in your brain, it will increase the production of neurotransmitters (i.e. norepinephrine & dopamine).
These neurotransmitters will begin to fire on all cylinders causing a huge burst of energy within you.
This is the abridged version of how that works.
2) Coffees reduces your risk for common diseases
Even if you don’t drink this beverage all day like a maniac, moderate doses can still provide benefit.
Studies have found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day tend to show an 11% lower risk of heart failure, 40-50% decreased risk of liver cancer, and a 28% lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Thank you coffee!
3) Coffee possesses lots of antioxidants
I don’t want to bore you with chemistry jargon, so if you want the full fledge definition of oxidants, the dictionary is still your friend.
In my own words, oxidants (a.k.a. free radicals) are broken down byproducts that can be in the body or outside of the body, which at high levels can break down cells over time.
As we get older, our bodies can’t fight off these oxidants the way they used to resulting in more buildup and greater damage to our cells. This leads to the development of diseases such as heart disease, cancers, and diabetes.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight off these oxidants either by decreasing the amount that’s built up in the body or lessening their effectiveness.
This is why you see so many products with labels boasting about antioxidants.
Yeah, that about wraps things up. Coffee is great for these reasons and many more. Not that you ever needed convincing but at least now you know why. Short and sweet. If you have more comments to add, don’t hesitate to drop your thoughts below.
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