A lot of us like nothing more than taking a sip of coffee when we wake up. Some of us prefer the incredibly rich taste while others prefer the way this can inject you with a much-needed energy boost. We love coffee so much that we might even have it a few times per day. The people that do that might even feel this addiction getting worse and may want to quit. I say do not do this because even if the caffeine can cause some addictive effects, there are plenty of benefits of drinking coffee. It can improve your health many different ways and I want to discuss some of these with you.
Energy Boost – Most of us have heard and even witnessed this benefit of drinking coffee. If you drink it in the morning, it will allow you to “wake up” and get on with your day. Coffee can also stimulate an increase in adrenaline, a bodily substance that can give you a boost in any activity. For example, if you drink coffee before working out, an increase in adrenaline will allow you to perform far better than you would have without the coffee.
Improved Cognitive Function – You might have heard about an energy-boosting effect but not many of us have heard about an improvement in memory and cognitive function of the body. This is all due to caffeine, which is a weak stimulant. This increases a person’s awareness.
Protection Against Cancer – No one would guess this one but coffee has high levels of quinines, natural antioxidants. This should provide some form of protection against many different types of cancers. After all, the body needs antioxidants to function properly.
Protection Against Diabetes and Liver Disease – Drinking coffee is known to improve the blood glucose control in type 2 Diabetes. On top of this, it also improves Liver function by increasing Liver enzymes. This may also provide some form of protection against Liver cancer.
Protection Against Cognitive Disease – As we get older, we often see our elderly relatives suffering from illnesses like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The caffeine in coffee is the main reason to slow down the progression of a declining cognitive function and dementia.
All of the above points are actually facts backed up by recent scientific literature. Make sure you look into this a bit more and make sure that you look into the positive side of drinking coffee. Obviously you should not have too much of this but if drank in moderation alongside a balanced diet and a decent sleep every night, coffee can do wonders for your health in the long-run.