Coffee gets a bad reputation for being addictive, unhealthy and causes stress instead of dealing with it. What if I told you that there are many hidden benefits in having a cup of coffee from time to time?
Below are a few health benefits you get from drinking coffee:
Coffee is a potent source of antioxidants; meaning it contains minerals which fight inflammation, arthritis, atherosclerosis and many types of cancer.
The caffeine in coffee is proven to give a person a short term memory boost. The caffeine affects the area of the brain responsible for short term memory and concentration; hence, providing the boost.
3. Improve physical performance
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system causing it to send signals to break down fat cells and increases epinephrine in our system. This helps ready our body for intense physical exertion.
4. Cardiovascular health
One or two cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of getting cardiovasular diseases by 38% and lowers the risk of heart disease by 20%.
5. Coffee lowers the risk of getting type two diabetes.
Type two diabetes is characterised by elevated blood sugars. Coffee reduces this risk by 23- 50%. The reason is that coffee helps the body use insulin and prevent tissue damage.
6. Protects your liver
Coffee lowers the risk of liver cancer and can protect a person against cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a chronic disease of the liver marked by the degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue. It is typically a result of alcoholism or hepatitis. People who drink four or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk of getting cirrhosis.
So, as long as you are consuming caffeine in moderation, it’s all good!
Oh look at the time, it’s time to get some coffee. I am getting my cup, are you?