International Coffee day is being celebrated in the world right now. There is a reason that coffee is among the most popular drinks of the world. It is because of its benefits. It has given us stimulation in times of lethargy and helped thousands of employees relax during the ‘Coffee Break’.
This is not all as it provides a lot of health benefits as well. Be it breakfast, evening snack or an hour before bed you need a strong cup of coffee to feel good about yourself. Below is the list of benefits that enjoying coffee provides:
Only Black Coffee prevents cavities and tooth decay by killing bacteria in your mouth.
If you add milk or sugar to it then you won’t be reaping this benefit.
2)Improves Brain Function
Coffee contains caffeine which blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine. This increases the speed of norepinephrine and dopamine which boosts the speed of neurons.
Finally your memory, mood, reaction time and energy levels light up.
Caffeine boosts metabolism which helps both obese and regular people burn fat.
However, if you drink more than 4 cups of coffee daily then you may not get this benefit.
4)Great Pre-Workout Drink
Stop snacking on those protein bars and drink coffee instead. It breaks down body fat which frees up fatty acids.
Above all the free fatty acids work as fuels giving you greater energy for physical exertion.
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5)Lowers risk of Cancer
Coffee lowers the risk of cancer significantly. It checks and limits uncontrolled cell growth in the body.
It is known to effectively prevent both liver and colorectal cancer.
Polyphenols and antioxidant phytochemicals have anti-carcinogenic properties that reduce inflammation and prevent tumours.
6)Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes
Caffeine is known to decrease insulin sensitivity and at the same time impairs glucose tolerance. It also reduces the toxic accumulation of amyloid fibrils.
This helps your body use insulin and protects insulin producing cells which regulate blood sugar.
7)Coffee is rich in Antioxidants
There are 1000 antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans with hundreds more developing during roasting.
It helps you fight inflammation and prevent arthirits, artherosclerosis and other types of cancer.
They protect our cells from damage. Moreover, coffee also contains chlorogenic acid which is effective in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
8) Heart Benefits
Coffee is good for your heart as it protects you against arterial damage which is caused by inflammation.
9) Great for your Liver
Elevated levels of liver enzymes typically reflect inflammation and damage to the liver. However. drinking coffee lowers the level of these enzymes and keeps liver in good shape.
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