I buy it everyday, really need to buy a coffee machine. There is a local petrol station just near my house and I always stop by there for a morning or late night buzz.
The beans they use is something you need to try. It is strong and vibrant. It’s tantalizing aroma will make you jittery with excitement as you slowly take the first sip. Best of all, it only costs $2 for a large cup!
For those of you who tend to shy away from coffee then maybe you should read this 10 reasons why you should drink coffee everyday. To those who already are coffeeholics then rejoice as you are drinking one of the healthiest food/beverage on the planet.
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1. Coffee does not cause heart disease
Older studies have shown that coffee is evil and is not great for your ticker. Albeit, recent studies have found that coffee has no connection to having more risk to heart disease or cancer.
Earlier studies didn’t take into account every individual habits. Such as smoking, little to no exercise or eating a very unhealthy diet. It does increase blood pressure but goes back to normal after a given period. The increase is very minuscule.
There are studies that coffee actually decrease heart disease in some people. Mayo Clinic talks about the effects of coffee on heart disease.
2. Coffee reduces Liver disease
Quote from National Center for Biotechnology Information.
“Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of epidemiological and experimental studies have demonstrated the positive effects of coffee on chronic liver diseases.”
Coffee reduces fat accumulation that may lead to fatty liver disease. University of Southampton has done an extensive test with 500,000 people from all over the world. Read the article here.
People who drank 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day had less chance of getting liver damage or dying from liver disease.
3. Great for weight loss
Drinking coffee before or after exercise have shown it increases metabolism by at least 10% in obese people and about 25% in lean individuals.
It triggers thermogenesis which increases body heat, thus in turn help your body burn fat.Coffee has only 2 calories. Do take into account the milk or/and sugar that you add, can increase it’s calories. Opt for sugar free or skim milk to reduce those extra calories.
The coffee effect increases energy levels and a spike in adrenaline, helping you to jump higher, run faster or lift heavier. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports published a report supporting this claim.
4. Will make you smarter
Johns Hopkins studies have shown that 200mg of caffeine, yeah that is one strong coffee, will enhance your memory.
It enhances the workers in your brain called neurons delivering information to other organs in your body quicker. Making you more alert, focus and improves your mood.
5. So much antioxidants goodness
We all know what antioxidants are. They are the soldiers in our body that go to war against cancers and other diseases.
Scientists have identified over 1000’s of antioxidants in green coffee beans. It has more antioxidants than fruit or vegetables. If you are eating a lot of vegetables and fruits, add coffee to your diet for more fighting power against nasties.NCBI‘s research on coffee’s antioxidant properties support these findings.
6. Contains vital nutrients your body needs
Along with antioxidants, there are also other nutrients inside a coffee bean that your body will love.
- Riboflavin helps reduce those hammering migraines.
- Pantothenic Acid helps break down carbohydrates and fats for energy to be used by the body.
- Manganese for bone production, protection from radical damage, blood sugar control and beautiful skin.
- Potassium helps the nerves to function and muscles to contract.
- Magnesium is almost always required by the body to do anything.
- Niacin can boost HDL, the good cholesterol in the body.
You only get small amounts in one serving of coffee but if you have 2 or 4 then they will add up naturally.
7. Fights aging
The secret to staying young lies within your skin or on it. Your skin is a reflection of your age. The antioxidants in coffee protects your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Thus preventing skin cancer, wrinkles and all the bad things that come with having too much sun.
Beach bums, drink coffee please. The strong properties of coffee’s antioxidants are so much more than that of green tea. It is considered to be the best in the world to combat ultra violet damage. Helps with puffy skin and also tightens it. Resulting in firmer, smoother and younger skin.
8. Lower your risk of type 2 Diabetes
Researchers at Harvard have found that increasing your coffee intake by 2 a day can decrease the risk of getting type 2 Diabetes by 11%.
People that decreased their intake to 1 cup a day had develop 17% chance of getting the disease. Individuals that already have the disease may exacerbate it further by drinking coffee. Check with your doctor before changing your diet.
9. Prevents baldness
DHT is bad for your hair. It is a hormone that causes male baldness. Research showed that coffee can block this bad hormone. Preventing one from having to wear a toupee.
I know I said 10 reasons why you should drink coffee everyday. Drinking coffee doesn’t cure baldness. Instead, there are coffee treatments which is applied to your scalp, can prevent hair loss and stimulates growth.
10. Reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease
There is no known cure for this degenerative disease that can lead to deaths. The disease itself doesn’t kill you but the body can’t live without the mind.
You may not die from the disease but the complications of having Parkinson certainly can. Aspiration pneumonia, falls, dementia are just a few of the complications that can lead to death. Prevention is the best way to combat Parkinson. In this study, it showed that moderate consumption of coffee a day helps.
11. Reduces depression
I know I said 10 reasons to drink coffee everyday. I’m just making up for number 9. People don’t realize that depression is real. Some people think that depression is all in their heads. In the US, 13 million people have committed suicide due to depression. This figure increases every year.
Study have shown that drinking coffee have lowered the risk of developing depression by 20% for women. Research also suggests that people who dranks 4 cups of coffee a day have shown that more than half of them are less likely to commit suicide.
There are really serious complications when we don’t take care of our health. Thus we should do everything we can to prevent it. Prevention is always better than a cure. Start taking care of your body by introducing coffee into your diet.
Coffee in general is super food or a beverage. Big debate about this but I will just refer to it as food.
I don’t see why you shouldn’t drink coffee everyday. The benefits of coffee really does outweigh the cons.
You might be wondering what is the safe number of coffee can you drink a day. Everything in moderation is key. This goes with anything that you consume. You will see more problems than benefits if you start downing 8 cups of coffee a day. The recommended normal dose is 400mg of caffeine a day for healthy adults. That equates to about 4 cups of coffee.