Coffee is actually very healthy “Drink”. Coffee is loaded with nutrients that can improve your health. Primarily the antioxidants which help reduce free radicals in your blood stream. Also, who doesn’t like a “hot cup of JOE?”
Here are the Top 5 Benefits of drinking Coffee.
1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels.
This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain.
In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
Coffee improves various aspects of brain function. This includes memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement.
Caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning.
Several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate.
Studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people. Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning in the body and boost the metabolic rate.
3. Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel. It is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance.
Because of this, it makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about a half an hour before you head to the gym can improvement your physical performance.
4. Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide. This disease usually affects people over 65 years of age. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from showing up in the first place. This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well. Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
5. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver
The liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions in the body. Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and others. Many of these diseases can lead to a condition called cirrhosis, in which the liver has been largely replaced by scar tissue. It turns out that coffee may protect against cirrhosis. People who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk. Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing cirrhosis, which can be caused by several diseases that affect the liver.
Now that you have all this coffee knowledge, well, you’re now a coffee “expert”. Go wow your friends, family or coworkers with this new-found wisdom, or at least bore them to death. I’m no doctor, but these are a few things I remember reading from a few articles over the years. I’m pretty sure some of it is true. Now go train. As always, Workout, Drink be Merry.