Everyone loves their cup of joe in the morning, let’s face it, some of us can’t even talk without it. I’ve seen several people be something more similar to a vegetable than to a human being without their morning coffee.
But that’s more of a caffeine need and of course of drinking what we love, so here I bring you another ten reasons why it’s good to have that glorious sip at the beginning for a day.
This is not really new and is perhaps one of the main reasons why people start drinking coffee in the first place. Caffeine is, funnily enough, something like a drug, but not in a wrong way. It actually works in a reasonably healthy manner. Caffeine is absorbed and travels to your brain in your bloodstream, where it boosts brain activity and therefore gives you more energy and clear thinking.
Take into account that, like any other drug, if consumed in significant amounts, it can lead to unhealthy results. Just drink your morning coffee, two cups or even three, but don’t go around drinking it like it was water.
Wait; what? Fitness? You must be kidding right? Well no I am not. Coffee is a great drink to burn fat, it’s rather simple actually, in fact, most “miracle formulas” that claim to burn fat contain caffeine. One of the most evident proofs of this is that caffeine is also used in a lot of pre-workout mixtures, you know, those drinks designed to give you more energy before working out and an improved fat-burning capability.
Actually, a lot of professional trainers that would instead go for the natural method just drink coffee as a pre-workout. But it’s not only about the energy, it’s also about the metabolic boost that caffeine causes in your body.
Coffee is actually quite nutritious, and quite healthy as long as you drink a reasonable amount. From minerals to vitamins, coffee will help you keep a balanced diet; it must be why most of the nutrition specialists never ban it when giving diet plans to people. Also, it’s a well-known diuretic, so it will help you to purify your body and get rid of extra sodium in your body, and will also keep your water cycle in a better place.
This is not a subjective matter; we are talking about clinical depression and stress. Coffee will make you happier since substances like caffeine will produce endorphins. This hormone is responsible for making you feel pleasure. Therefore, coffee will keep stress away and a smile on your face.
Well, this is already a statement in this article, coffee is healthy, but you would be surprised how many diseases it can help to prevent. Of course, some conditions are scary, to say the least, and some that are actually not caused by a virus, which can be fought, but instead caused by our body wearing out.
Things like Parkinson, Alzheimer, and Dementia and perhaps one of the scariest things we can think off, well, coffee is actually a perfect way to fight those and stay healthy. Oh and also it will protect your liver from damage and even from cirrhosis, so extra points there!
As stated above in the energy section, coffee will boost brain activity, and while intelligence is a somewhat subjective matter, coffee will aid your brain with more than energy.
Coffee has been proven actually to boost memory; of course, this effect changes on each one of us. Some may get a good memory boost when preparing for a test or a work presentation with a single cup, while others may need more even to feel that kind of effect. Either way, it doesn’t hurt to try!
Brain, check, Liver, check, let’s go with the heart. Coffee will actually keep your heart healthy; it will lower the risk of a heart attack and will help your veins run smoother. How does this work tho? Well, keep reading because the next point will cover all that!
The only reason (pun intended) why this is number 8 is because this pretty much affects all of the above. Antioxidants are perfect to fight inflammation, which can actually lead to more drastic things. To put it into perspective, inflammation in an artery can lead to a heart attack due to the blood being blocked. Inflammation is an essential cause of other problems, starting from muscular or joint pain, that can develop into something like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other muscular chronic afflictions.
To put it bluntly, coffee pretty much keeps every part of your body smooth and ready for action. I myself had tendonitis, and after I became such a coffee drinker, I can tell it’s been going away, and instead of being an everyday pain, it became something like a monthly annoyance.
This is obviously a side-effect of antioxidants since it lowers the inflammation in muscles and joints; coffee will keep your body without pain. Of course, this is not as effective as a painkiller, but it sure helps, and that pleasure sensation will also make you feel better.
Remember when I said it was perfect for a pre-workout? Well, this is another reason why, since it keeps the muscles sharp and ready for action, even after a tough workout.
You may be confused here so let me help you out. Black coffee, the stronger, the better, will kill bacteria in your mouth, and therefore, it will protect your teeth from infections and several other things like cavities. Take into account that only black coffee will have this effect, and adding sugar or milk to it will negate it.
The Bottom Line
Drink coffee. Yes, it’s that simple, there are really no side effects to moderate consumption, it will boost your day and will make you healthier. I mean there’s a reason why it’s been present in history and yet doctors in our age still recommend it. Some people may not feel good after drinking it since it can cause things like heartburn. To this I can sincerely suggest that you try different blends that are not as acidic, it comes from experience as my first cups of dark coffee did this to me, and a simple change to another toast cured it, and now I’m a happy addict!