Healthy Benefits of Drinking Coffee

What are the health benefits of drinking coffee?
May 16, 2023 by
Healthy Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Solai Coffee LLC, Peter Kuria
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Improves energy levels and makes you smart

Caffeine is a widely known substance that helps you stimulate you and give you that kick. Hence became one of the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance as it helps stimulate the brain and central nervous system. It helps oneself stay alert and prevent the onset of tiredness.

How does this work?

A cup of coffee ounce contains about 102–200 mg of caffeine. It blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that relaxes the brain and makes you feel tired.

Helps to Burn Body Fat

Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement, because  it is one of the few natural substances proven to burn body fat.

How it works?

When caffeine is consumed into your body, it boosts 3-11% of your body metabolism, increases 10% of fat burning for obese individuals and 29% in lean people.

Drastically Improves Physical Performance

Caffeine can increase ones adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from fat tissues. Hence improves overall physical performance when fight-or-flight hormones are released.  Each cup of coffee you consume is packed filled with nutrients that are pumped into your bloodstream. CNN reported that it is safe and advisable to take at least 3 cups of coffee daily.
The nutrients include:
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
- Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
- Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
- Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.

An overview view of the human body vein network.
Human anatomy body cells lighting up like neon lights.

Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Several observational studies shows that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a severe condition affecting millions worldwide. 

How it works?

Cafestol is a bioactive compound present in coffee which helps increase insulin secretion to a stable level and also reduces fasting glucose levels. In return lowers the 23–50% risk of getting this disease.

Protects you from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Statically coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease which is a leading cause of dementia worldwide. Of course, you will also need to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but coffee acts as a healthy natural prevention drink helping to reduce up to a 65% risk of catching Alzheimer’s disease.

Lower Your Risk of getting Parki​nson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a common neurodegenerative condition behind Alzheimer’s, caused by the degeneration of dopamine-generating neurons. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, with a risk reduction ranging from 32–60%.

Protects ones liver

Isn’t the liver a great organ? Just imagine the hundreds of essential functions it does. Hence we must protect and prevent it from common diseases such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and many others that may lead to cirrhosis. Luckily enough, coffee may protect oneself against cirrhosis by drinking four or more cups daily lowers the risk by 80%. Just remember to reduce the addiction to black coffee.

Helps fight Depression

Studies say that about 4.1% of people in the US currently meet the criteria for clinical depression. However drinking coffee is shown to help reduce depression. By drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily lowers the risk to 20%. This is attributed to long-term caffeine use, which helps improve your mood.

Lower Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

Cancer is one of the most disturbing diseases of the modern age, taking away many of our loved ones. Coffee appears to protect against two types of cancer: liver and colorectal. The National Institute of Environmental Medicine study indicates that coffee drinkers have a 40% lower risk of liver cancer. Another study of 489,706 people found that drinking 4–5 cups of coffee daily had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer.

It does not cause Heart Disease but lowers Heart Stroke Risk

You have probably heard that caffeine can increase your blood pressure, but the effect is small and usually dissipated if you drink coffee regularly. Regular coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke and raises your blood pressure by 3–4 mm/Hg only.

​Prolongs Ones life

Coffee drinkers stay healthy given the number of diseases they are protected from, so it makes sense that they would live longer. Two major studies show that drinking coffee was associated with a 20% reduced risk of death in men and a 26% decreased risk of death in women over 18–24 years. In one 20-year study, individuals with diabetes who drank coffee had a 30% lower risk of death.

A balanced western breakfast diet pairing with coffee.
A balanced western breakfast diet pairing with coffee.

Coffee is t​he Biggest Source of Antioxidants in the Western Diet

For individuals who identify and eat a standard Western diet, coffee may be one of the healthiest aspects of their diet. That’s because coffee is relatively high in antioxidants. Studies show that many people get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables combined.

So there you have it, ladies and gents! 

Coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

Healthy Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Solai Coffee LLC, Peter Kuria May 16, 2023
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