Good Health Reasons to Drink Coffee
There are good reasons to drink coffee and this post is for those that are looking for reasons to keep drinking it.
Here’s a list of some good reasons to drink coffee.
1. Ease the pain
Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain. Make your cup of joe with little or no cream at all.
2. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels. This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain.
3. Helps Burning Fat
caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement. There’s a good reason for that… caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning. Unless you are not making your coffee sugary.
4. Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel.
5. Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a gigantic health problem, currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is characterized by elevated blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin. For some reason, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
6. Fight Depression with coffee
Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.
7. Lower the risk of some types of cancer
Liver and colorectal cancer are the 3rd and 4th leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both.
If you want to drink coffee for its health benefits, drink your coffee black, without sugar, non-dairy creamer or cream, or flavorings. If you are dousing your cup of coffee in creamer, non-dairy creamer, sugar, and other sweeteners and flavorings, you are missing out on the therapeutic benefits and potentially harming your health.