Originally exported from Africa to countries around the world, coffee is now all around us. This slightly acidic beverage is mostly loved for the energetic boost it gives but have you ever wondered about its other benefits? Maybe you heard people talking about caffeine addiction and how it is a highly addictive drug and all that stuff but don’t be scared. Once we know how it works in our body, our regular cup of joe doesn’t look harmful at all and to be honest, it’s pretty healthy. With around 1,6 billions cups of coffee consumed worldwide everyday, our favorite brew has to be good for us!
Type 2 diabetes:
Coffee has been proven to lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 35% for regular consumers. As you might know, diabetes is one of the worst disease one can have since it affects pretty much every system in our body. As long as you don’t put 4 pack of sugars in it or worse, drink a caramel frappucino everyday, coffee and pancreas health go hand in hand.
Authors of a study in the U.S. found that caffeine is linked with a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease as well as helping control movement caused by the disease.
Your liver love its cup of coffee. If you’re someone who drinks alcohol regularly, this one is especially for you. Coffee consumption may lower the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis. Well, don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you that drinking booze becomes harmless paired with coffee. This time, it’s not linked with caffeine content, decaf shows the same benefits for the liver.
We heart coffee:
Drinking coffee on a daily basis can lower your risk of suffering from a heart failure. While you might think that this doesn’t make sense since you feel your heart beating faster when you have caffeine, this fact is true for someone who drinks 2 cups of joe per day. Above that, no studies have shown heart health benefits.
A good reason to workout:
When we workout, our bodies use carbohydrates to give us energy. When it’s used up, it burns fat to make energy. This thing is great if your workout is on the short side. On the other side, if you train for endurance, drinking coffee before your workout session will help you to go longer without feeling tired. Caffeine will be used first and then slow down carbohydrate catabolism, making your energy last longer.
Making your mornings better:
The happy hormone, serotonin, is stimulated when you have your morning pick-me-up. It’s also stimulated only by smelling your java. Ever wondered why coffee helps when you’re feeling a little grumpy? Now you know!
Just look at the back of your acetaminophen (Tylenol) for headaches/migraine bottle. Just look. See? They contain caffeine. If you’re the kind of person who’s scared to take pills when they need to, try a regular cup of coffee, it might work just as well. Moreover, I just saved you money. Acetaminophen are pretty cheap by themselves but when they have an other purpose, the price might go up fast. Next time, try a regular one then brew yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy your headache relief in an hour or so.
Happy coffee drinking!