Hey Coffee Lovers! Rejoice with me! Cause this stuff is actually good for you! Whether you take it black or with cream and sugar, if you’re one of the many coffee lovers on this planet, you depend on that first cup of java to get your morning started.
However, the good things this popular caffeinated beverage offers aren’t just limited to providing a jumpstart to your day or that extra boost of energy you need to get past the afternoon slump.
It’s been proven that coffee is also good for you in a variety of ways. Read on to discover seven surprising health benefits of coffee.
Seven surprising health benefits of coffee for Coffee Lovers:
Take a walk through the nutritional supplements aisle of your local drugstore and scan the ingredient lists of the popular fat burners. More than likely, you’ll see caffeine listed on nearly every one. That’s because this natural chemical has been shown to significantly aid in the fat burning process by boosting the body’s metabolic rate.
Lowers Risk of Type II Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a rising health problem in developed countries where diets are often high in white sugar and carbohydrates. This form of diabetes is characterized by increased blood sugar levels that lead to insulin resistance. Though the reason isn’t clear, regular coffee drinkers tend to be less prone to Type 2 diabetes.
Protects the Liver
The liver is an essential organ in proper functioning of the human body. There are quite a few diseases that attack the liver. Cirrhosis is the culmination of long-term liver deterioration in which only scar tissue remains. Drinking coffee may significantly lower the risk of developing this condition.
Reduce Likelihood of Alzheimer’s
The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia increases as we age. Those 65 and over are most susceptible. While there is no known cure, eating healthy and exercising can help to ward off the disease. Studies have also indicated that coffee drinkers may be less likely to succumb to Alzheimer’s.
Decreases Risk of Some Cancer
Various types of cancer exist and are caused by an overgrowth or mutation of cells in the body. Coffee drinkers seem to be less likely to succumb to two specific kinds of cancer; these are colorectal and liver cancer. This is good news as these are both common forms of the disease.
Improves Physical Performance
Epinephrine, perhaps better known as Adrenaline, is the body chemical that increases with the “fight or flight syndrome.” It is also responsible for pushing the body through bouts of physical activity. Caffeine increases levels of Adrenaline in your blood, which breaks down fat, fueling the body for better performance.
You probably know someone affected by depression or you may have the condition, yourself. Depression is marked by an overwhelming sadness that greatly affects the daily lives of sufferers. Studies point to indications that regular coffee intake can lessen the chances of developing depression, as well as decreasing the risk of suicide.
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Coffee also contains a number of ingredients and compounds. In most cases, researchers haven’t determined the specific reason for the many health benefits of coffee. However, a great deal of evidence indicates that your favorite morning brew gives you far more than energy and alertness. And all the Coffee Lovers rejoiced!
If you’re one of my fellow coffee lovers, then you’re going to want to check out my coffee recipes, printables and info!
You might also want to check out for pinterest board that is just for coffee lovers too!
Hurray! No more feeling guilty about drinking coffee! 🙂 Coming over from Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make party.
Yay! I read this as I was sitting here drinking my number 3 cup of coffee…
awesome so glad that you offer me great reasons to continue to drink my daily cup or coffee. Sometimes it 2 daily cups
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Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!
I feel better about that cup of copy, I’m not going to feel guilty having a second or third cup anymore. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster party. PINNED
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Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says
Jennifer, you just made my week!!! I’m a giant coffee enthusiast, so your whole post was, not only informative but exciting news to my ears! Thanks for sharing this with us at the What to do Weekends party! I’m featuring you this Thursday night on Shoestring Elegance!
Best of all perks you up! Yeah to all the benefits of coffee. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.