There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a hot cup of coffee. A cup of coffee along with the newspaper is an obligatory morning ritual for many people. It has been admired for centuries, and millions of people are habituated to it.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of drinking coffee. It is blamed to cause restlessness, and an excess may kill you. It’s healthy if you drink it in a reasonable amount (1-4 cups). It is rich in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that improve your health. The health benefits are:
Makes you Smarter
Caffeine has an optimistic effect on memory and thought process. It stimulates several aspects of brain functions such as mood, reactions, and energy levels. Moderate intake of caffeine helps you to focus and improve your mental alertness. Moreover, it helps you feel less exhausted and increases energy levels.
Improves Physical Performance
A cup of black coffee before workout or exercise increases your performance. Caffeine increases Adrenaline levels in your blood. Adrenaline is the fight hormone that helps to prepare the body for intense physical activity.
Fights against Diseases
Antioxidants and nutrients present in coffee help to fight several diseases. Coffee drinkers may have a much lower risk of getting diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Alzheimer, as well as a decreased risk of type 2 Diabetes.
Did you know each fat burning supplement has caffeine present in it? Caffeine helps fat cells to break down body fat. It is one of the natural substances that help fat burning. Moreover, it increases our metabolism by 3 to 11%.
Depression is a severe mental disorder that decreases the value of life. Coffee acts as an anti-depressant that lowers the risk of developing depression. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and improves your mood. Moreover, it may reduce the risk of suicide.
400 milligrams of caffeine per day appears to be safe. That’s about 1 to 5 cups of coffee a day is pretty safe and beneficial. So, a moderate amount is right for you.
It’s time to smell the Coffee!