10 Reasons to Wake up and Have that Coffee!
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are a few benefits of this Caffeine filled Elixir:
1 - Burn Baby Burn
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning.
Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11%. Other studies indicate that caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
2 - No Pain and Complete Gain
Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%.
3 - Think Faster Feel Energized
Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, which causes a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
4 - Increase your fiber intake
A cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams.
5 - For the love of your Liver
Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and many others. Many of these conditions can lead to cirrhosis, in which your liver is largely replaced by scar tissue. Interestingly, coffee may protect against cirrhosis — people who drink 4 or more cups per dayhave up to an 80% lower.
6 - Lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem, currently affecting millions of people worldwide. It’s characterized by elevated blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance or a reduced ability to secrete insulin. Several observational studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
7 - Forget me Not
Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.
8 - Park away Parkinson’s
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative condition, right behind Alzheimer's. It’s caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in your brain. As with Alzheimer's, there is no known cure, which makes it that much more important to focus on prevention. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of Parkinson's disease, with a risk reduction ranging from 32–60%.
9 - Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine can increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from your fat tissues. It also leads to significant improvements in physical performance. Therefore, it makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about half an hour before you head to the gym.
10 - May Lower Risk of Certain Types of Cancer
Liver and colorectal cancer are the third and fourth leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both.
What is important to remember though is most of these benefits are for freshly brewed coffee without any additives like milk and sugar. So why don’t you grab a cup of this Caffeinated wonder today?