Love Coffee? Nutrihealthline.com brings few more reasons to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Studies reveal that coffee is much more than caffeine, and it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, which is beneficial for your health.
1. Coffee Burns Calories
Coffee contains caffeine, which has the potential to increase fat burning in the body and boost the metabolism by 3-11%. The higher the metabolic rate, the easier to shed weight. Caffeine can increase the fat burn by 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
2. Coffee Improves Brain Function
Coffee improves your long-term memory, energy levels and various aspects of brain function. A research study conducted at the University of California in 2014 has found that participants who consumed coffee before taking a memory test had significantly earned higher scores. The psychoactive substance caffeine gets absorbed into the bloodstream and locks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine, which in turn enhances the brain function, by increasing neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine.
3. Coffee regulates Blood Sugar
Type 2 diabetes is one of the major health issues affecting 300 million people worldwide. However, researchers have found that two cups of coffee intake daily can reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 25 percent. Compared with no coffee consumption, four cups a day of coffee was associated with a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes,” a study suggested. Coffee consumption can also slow down the Alzheimer’s disease among senior citizens.
4. Coffee Fights Depression
Caffeine acts as a stress buster and increases your energy levels making you less tired. Scientific research shows that individuals who consumed 2 or more cups of coffee were 53% less likely to commit suicide or undergo depression phase. Coffee consumption can also significantly lower the risk of death rate.
5. Coffee has Cancer Fighting Properties
Coffee is rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals (flavonoids, lignans and phenolic acid), thus has the cancer fighting properties. Studies have shown that taking two cups of coffee daily can prevent from the risks of Basal Cell Carcinoma (common form of skin cancer), Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer and Oral Cancer.
6. Coffee linked to Heart Health
There are some evidences that drinking coffee have shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular related deaths. Coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke, suggest researchers in a recent study. In fact, coffee could help you live longer, protecting against diseases. Of course, it doesn’t excuse you from doing your regular exercise.
7. Coffee is full of Nutrients and Antioxidants
Coffee is not just black water, but is packed with many nutrients and antioxidants. Surprisingly, a single coffee cup is packed with 6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), 11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1) and 3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, and they fight inflammation, an underlying cause of many chronic conditions.