Coffee is actually very healthy. Yes, it is but that doesn’t give you the excuse to run to your nearest Starbucks for the latest flavor of that whipped cream caramel coffee.
Studies show that…
Coffee Improves Your Energy Levels and Makes You Smarter
Coffee can make people feel less tired and more energetic as it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. After you drink coffee, the caffeine gets absorbed into the bloodstream. From there on, it travels into the brain, where it blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. When this happens, the level of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine automatically increases, which leads to heightened firing of neurons and more alertness. Many studies and experiments show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function, including memory, mood, vigilance, reflexes and also general cognitive function.
Coffee Can Help You Burn That Extra Fat
Finally an answer to all your fat woes. Coffee and caffeine has been found as a cost effective fat burner as it is the main component of almost every commercial fat burning supplement that there is the market. Caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that can actually aid in fat burning. Several studies and controlled experiments have shown that caffeine is very useful in boosting the metabolic rate by 3-11%. Many studies also show that caffeine can substantially increase the burning of fat in our body by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people
Having A Cup of Coffee Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine present in coffee stimulates the nervous system, which causes it to send signals to the fat cells so that they to break down into fatty acids, releasing them into the blood as fuel to the body. Caffeine also increases adrenaline levels in the blood. Adrenaline is designed to make our bodies feel ready to do intense workout or any kind of physical exertion that requires maximum energy. Considering these effects, it may not be surprising to conclude that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11 to 12%. Because of this, many find it useful to have a strong cup of coffee about half an hour before they head to the gym.
Not Just Caffeine But A Treasure Chest Essential Nutrients
Many of the nutrients present in these coffee beans have life altering powers.
A single cup of coffee contains
- Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
- Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.
Although this may not seem as big a deal but most people are drinking more than one cup per day and if you drink 3-4, then these amounts add up to give you several important nutrients.
Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a gigantic health problem, it is a life threatening health problem which currently affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is characterized by elevated sugar levels in the blood in the context of insulin resistance or no insulin secretion.
For some reason, coffee drinkers have been found to have a significantly low risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies show that people who drink coffee regularly have a 23-50% reduced risk of getting diabetes. Another study showed a reduction as high as 67%.