Let’s be honest: When we first get up in the morning, most of us are bleary-eyed and bumbling around with our feet dragging. We schlep, yawning, and stretching in its direction when that beautifully rich, and oh so tantalizing coffee scent tickles our nostrils. Not only does the fragrance of coffee wake you up, but recent research has shown that daily coffee consumption may offer health benefits. Let’s look at a few of the potential coffee health benefits:
- Coffee may aid in the fight against disease. Caffeine may protect our brain cells from the damage that leads to Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Coffee’s antioxidants may also aid in the prevention of liver damage.
- Coffee can boost the brain’s performance. When you’re feeling drowsy, coffee keeps you awake. To enhance your memory and stay attentive, drink a cup before a test or if you have a long trip.
- Caffeine may aids with weight loss. Caffeine use can aid to increase metabolism and fat-burning, as well as reduce the risk of obesity. It’s also one of the lowest-calorie beverages available.’
- Diabetes risk may be reduced by drinking coffee. Drinking just one cup of coffee per day, whether caffeinated or decaf may reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 11% according to a Harvard study.
- Coffee may be beneficial in the treatment of depression. According to a collaborative study from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP, those who drink multiple cups of coffee each day are less likely to be depressed than those who don’t. Surprisingly, other caffeinated beverages, such as colas, do not provide the same benefits, and their consumption has been related to an increased risk of depression. Since studies demonstrate that black coffee has the most health advantages, it’s possible that cola’s high sugar content puts its users at such a high risk of depression.
- Coffee could be beneficial to your liver. Caffeine appears to help the liver maintain itself, according to studies. According to study published by the Mayo Clinic, daily coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare inflammatory illness that can progress to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure, and even cancer.
Coffee may be just the super-juice you need with your morning meal, with its brain and metabolism-boosting characteristics as well as illness and disorder-fighting properties. You now have a whole new (and helpful) set of grounds to back up your claim that you need your morning cup-of-joe now that you have a better understanding of potential coffee health benefits.
Remember that this article is not providing medical advice in any way. That said, it is widely accepted that if you have high blood pressure, anxiety, or an overactive thyroid, you should consult your doctor before consuming coffee. Furthermore, it is known that if you have difficulties sleeping, you should avoid caffeine at least 4 hours before bedtime.