Added: 09th December 2014
Many studies focus on the detriments of caffeine and how too much coffee can be unhealthy, but there are many reasons that coffee consumption can be a healthy choice. Here’s a few excellent reasons to pour yourself that cup of coffee every morning.
Caffeine is of course a stimulant that, as we all know, helps you to wake up – however this stimulant also has some serious health benefits (when consumed in moderation of course).
- Improving your energy levels can help your attention span which in turn can help you think, but, beat this, caffeine can actually make you smarter
- Another natural chemical that caffeine releases is adrenaline, improving physical performance.
- Caffeine can also boost the metabolism which means higher fat burning potential with a little java in your system!
While some people consume so much that it seems they use coffee as a meal supplement, there are actually many nutrients present:
- Pantothenic Acid
All are important nutrients, so it’s not as far-fetched as some might suppose to call coffee a health drink. This makes coffee more than just a hot drink.
Helps Fight Illness?
There are studies that indicate that coffee and caffeine can protect against certain illnesses. Some studies have seen that coffee drinkers have significantly less risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that affects over 300 million people worldwide. No one is exactly sure why, but the studies do not lie!
Two other serious illnesses that coffee seems to keep at arm’s length are Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease. These are the two most common neurodegenerative diseases in the world, affecting many people as they get older. This may link back to the increased norepinephrine and dopamine levels inspired by caffeine, but scientists can’t be certain.
There you have it, coffee isn’t just a great tasting drink that gets you going in the morning, and it has some serious and scientifically backed-up positive side effects. Other studies correlate drinking coffee to fighting depression, protecting against cancers and strokes and even lengthening life span!
While it may not be directly from the fountain of youth, don’t feel bad about drinking coffee in the morning. In fact, make sure you do!