Wake Up & Smell Your Coffee: Why Coffee Is Good For You

 “Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.”
 - William H. Ukers, All About Coffee (1922)

How it all begun? How to make coffee?

Originally, Coffee originated in the Ethiopian highlands, where according to a legend a goat farmer noticed that his goats became hyperactive after eating some berries from a tree around his spread. That’s it, from there, the mysterious berry made its way across the Arabian Peninsula and -in the 17th century – into North America and Europe, and is now one of the basic necessities of life to millions.

Coffee today, and You

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To many people young and old coffee is a jolting liquid that staves off fatigue and lack of motivation. For some people, it may even sound like an addiction than a drink that benefits you. So, tell us, if you passed up a cup of coffee in favor of a “healthier” juice or ravished it like water this morning?

In the case you answered “yes,” then you might want to reconsider your answer. The health benefits of coffee just keep rolling in with time and, in fact, it has started to seem  that  coffee isn’t  the villain it’s often made out to be – well, in that case it’d be best that you drink it in moderation!

The effects of Coffee are a heavily researched topic for scientists. Not that we expect them to endorse the consumption of coffee immediately, even if you hate the hot beverage.

But, research certainly has some reasons for us to drink coffee. These are because of the many benefits we often overlook…

Coffee has some very diverse health outcomes to offer So, rather than thinking of coffee as only a vehicle for caffeine, how about we rest the latter a bit, and appreciate it for being the complex drink that it is.

So sip your way to good health with Coffee… And here are 5 of them:

There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee

Coffee is more than just black water; it is stunningly what we would call quite rich source of essential nutrients. These nutrients have significant roles, and benefits to the various functions, and health aspects of the body. Many of these nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into your cup. Best coffee?

A single cup of coffee comes with:

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
  • Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium and Niacin (Vitamin B3): 2% of the RDA.

 

Coffee To Help You Burn Fat

Yes! That’s absolutely right! Research indicates that consumption of caffeine can help boost your metabolism and increase your metabolic rate by up to 10%. Marvelous ain’t it now eh!

NO, we’re not saying that you can now order your favorite Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – grande, with whole milk, whipped cream, and sprinkles – and be totally guilt free about it! Not in a thousand years!

 

Coffee Could Help in Protection Against Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease

Studies have successfully found that consumption of coffee could be associated with having a reduced risk on the occurrence of conditions like dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. According to a study published in 2009 based on approximately 1,500 people showcased a 65–70% decreased risk of dementia and a 62–64% decreased risk of Alzheimer’s in participants who consumed 3–5 cup of coffee a day.

 

Coffee Can Help Reduce Depression

Depressed? Call for a cup of coffee! The beverage is linked to lowering the risk of clinical depression, especially in women. In a ten-year study that involved over 50,000 women, researchers showed a negative correlation between the rate of suicide and drinking coffee!

It was concluded that caffeine blocks the effects of unhappy hormones on our brain, it does so by reducing the feeling of depression. Now, isn’t that a reason to smile?

 

Coffee Could Be Good For Your Liver

Multiple studies have revealed that coffee has the potential to lower the risk of liver cirrhosis by as much as 80% – the study was concluded on the basis of the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups of coffee in a day. The liver is vulnerable to all sorts of damages we subject it to, alcohol, fructose and overeating it processed them all, and so is coffee. Cirrhosis is a condition that can be called the end stage of liver damage caused by these kinds of dietary temptations.

 

Coffee Could Lower The Risk Of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease, and is characterized by high blood glucose levels due to resistance of insulin in the body or the body’s inability to produce insulin. Scientists have revealed that coffee is the link to a lower risk of diabetes. They also revealed that coffee reduces risk ranging from 23% to 67% and – the more coffee the participants drank per day– the lower their risk of getting the disease got.

Tip: Too much of anything is harmful, So is the consumption of Coffee. Regulate your consumption of coffee, as it may lead to addiction, and from a benefitting boon can take the face of a harmful health agent as well.

 

Coffee is A Rich Source of Antioxidants

For those who have adapted a standard Western diet, consuming coffee can actually be the healthiest aspect of their diet. This is because coffee comes with high amounts of antioxidants.

Most other diets involve the consumption of vegetables, and fruits that work as natural antioxidants, or have antioxidant properties. As a matter of fact, studies have revealed that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits and vegetables combined

So you now know the benefits of your wonder drink. No, that doesn’t mean you stock your kitchen with your favorite blends, and replace it water.

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