Coffee is one of the most popular breakfast beverages across the world. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the growing number of mobile coffee shops across the country, we love our caffeine!
And that’s great. There are many advantages to taking coffee. It’s great for your brain, your skin, and your body. Read on to discover five reasons to take coffee:
- Coffee promotes mental sharpness:
You may not be entirely powerless to prevent a decline in your mental capacity, but, according to some studies, coffee may be able to bolster your brain. Researchers discovered participants who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day had about a 65% decreased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in their later years.
- Coffee is rich in antioxidants:
While fruits and vegetables also have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee according to a study that was unveiled at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. Antioxidants in general have been linked to a number of potential health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer.
- Coffee is great for cardiovascular health
We all know the importance of a healthy cardiovascular system. What you may not know is by simply consuming 1 to 2 cups of coffee per day, you could significantly cut down your risk of cardiovascular disease-related death. According to a Japanese study of more than 76,000 participants, men who hit this sweet spot (1-2 cups per day) consuming one to two cups of coffee daily cut down their risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease by as much as 38%.
- Coffee builds your diabetes defence
Over the course of twelve years, Harvard researchers tracked the coffee consumption and occurrence of type-2 diabetes of more than 40,000 men. They discovered that long-term coffee consumers had a clearly reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes and statistics indicated the risk decreased the more they drank. Don’t forget to limit your sugar!
- Coffee can make you a better athlete
The New York Time reports, “Scientists and many athletes have known for years, of course, that a cup of coffee before a workout boosts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling.” Caffeine multiplies the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes’ muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, therefore saving the body’s small reserves of carbohydrates for later in the exercise.