Is coffee good for the health or not? Some would say it is and some are still against its consumption. Well, I don't know about you but I am a huge fan of coffee. Having coffee just helps me kick start my day. I have about 3 cups of coffee a day and here are 8 reasons why you should too because consuming coffee in moderation has quite a few health benefits that you should be aware of.
1. It can help you burn fat.
Okay, here's an interesting fact. Did you know that caffeine is present in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement? Wondering why? Well, lets just say caffeine found in coffee is a natural substance that aides in burning fat. It also helps in boosting the metabolic rate by 3-11%. This theory has been backed by research too.
2. It helps in uplifting the mood.
If you are feeling low, have a cup of coffee. The presence of caffeine aides in boosting the energy levels. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the norepinephrine and dopamine which are responsible for increasing the energy levels. Research also proves that coffee improves the functioning of the brain including memory, mood and vigilance.
3. It may protect your liver.
There are quite a few common diseases that can affect the liver like hepatitis or fatty liver disease. Most of these diseases lead to a condition called the cirrhosis. In cirrhosis, the liver is replaced by a scar tissue. A study shows that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis. This means you can sip on a hot cup of coffee guilt free.
4. It aides in lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
For those who don't know, Type 2 diabetes is characterized by increased blood sugar levels which is caused by insulin resistance or the lack of ability to secrete insulin. A research proves that coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes.
5. It reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease.
A study shows that regular in take of coffee decreases the risk of Parkinson's disease by 25%. Well, I am not just blabbering. We have proof as well. Evidence shows that coffee causes activity in that part of the brain that is affected by Parkinson's.
6. It is a great source of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients.
Yes, it might be hard to believe but this is a fact. Coffee has a lot of nutritional value. It contains a number of essential nutrients like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese and potassium. That's not all. It is a great source of anti-oxidants too. It prevents and delays the damage of cells and helps in fighting free radicals. Isn't that amazing?
7. Caffeine can prevent you from Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
Okay, you should know that Alzheimer's Disease causes problems with your memory, thinking and behaviour. The symptoms develop slowly and if not treated on time, things could get worse. Well, if you are middle aged having at least 3 cups of coffee a day can decrease the risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia by about 65%. Yes, research proves the same. Understood?
8. It can protect against heart disease and stroke.
Having coffee in moderation can lower the risk of coronary heart disease and it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Now, this doesn't mean having coffee can completely eliminate your chances of developing a heart disease or a stroke. This just means that having coffee in moderation can reduce your chances of having a heart/cardiovascular disease. Research backs this theory too.
Note: This doesn't mean that you should have more than 4 cups of coffee a day. Always remember to consume coffee in MODERATION.
Now, brew yourself a hot cup of coffee every morning.