Why Coffee Is Good For You!

To all the coffee lovers and not so lovers as well let me tell y’all coffee has been around for a long time blamed for many ills — from stunting your growth to causing heart disease — but newer research shows that it may actually have health benefits.

Here I’m listing some of the benefits:

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

Caffeine potently blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, leading to a net stimulant effect. Controlled trials show that caffeine improves both mood and brain function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

Caffeine raises the metabolic rate and helps to mobilize fatty acids from the fat tissues. It can also enhance physical performance.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Scientific research indicates that moderate coffee consumption is statistically significantly associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Moderate coffee consumption is typically defined as 3-5 cups per day, based on the European Food Safety Authority’s review of caffeine safety.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

5. Coffee May Be Extremely Good for Your Liver

Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day.

6. Coffee Is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidant

Coffee isn't just black water.

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don't put sugar or anything unhealthy in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don't drink it after 2 in the afternoon.

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