Let’s learn some benefits of the cup of joy!
Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage. It is made by brewing coffee beans. Coffee beans are the fruit part of the ‘Coffea Arabica’ bush. The beans are roasted before brewing.
People take coffee as their first-morning drink to increase mental alertness. It works because of the caffeine present in it and caffeine helps in stimulating the mind, heart, and muscles.
Also, it contains antioxidants that are good for the heart and skin.
Coffee is available in so many different forms and flavors. Some of these are cappuccino, latte, black, frappe, etc. Some drink it with milk while others don’t.
There is something really soothing about this beverage that people call their ‘cup of joy’.
Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk than others of developing a serious disease and people understand the value of self-care these days.
Given here is a list of all the advantages of Coffee:
1. Alerts the mind and muscles
Drinking coffee or any other beverage that has caffeine helps in alerting the mind, heart, and muscles.
It also gives a clear thinking to the brain.
2. Improves brain health
One of the important advantages of Coffee.
Caffeine has been proved to improve brain health and makes many of its functions like memory, reaction, mood, and vigilance work really well.
3. Decreases obesity
Caffeine is the only natural substance that can burn body fat. Caffeine increases the metabolic rate of a body by 3-10%.
But it's also possible that it won’t act as a fat burner in long-term coffee drinkers.
4. Increases energy level
Caffeine is a natural psychoactive substance. It increases the energy level in a body and makes it feel less tired.
Also, taking combined caffeine and glucose does wonder to the body's energy level.
5. Improves thinking capacity
Caffeine is believed to improve the thinking capacity in old-aged women.
Caffeine also plays a role in the memory level of old people.
6. Improves physical performance
As caffeine energizes the nervous system, it prepares the body for intense physical exercise.
As we read above, as it breaks down body fat it converts the fatty acids into fuel for the body.
7. Contains essential nutrients
Coffee beans contain vitamins and minerals even after they are brewed.
Some of them are vitamin B2, B3, and B5, manganese, and potassium which are very important for the body.
8. Contains antioxidants
Antioxidants are very important as they prevent the body from heart diseases and cancers and coffee is believed to have even more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables.
9. Makes the DNA stronger
DNA strands break down naturally, which can sometimes lead to cancer and tumors.
Coffee helps in decreasing the breakdown of those strands.
10. Keeps the mind happy
The antioxidants in the coffee can also act as mood lifters.
They keep the body's hormone regulation good and ultimately the mind happy.
11. Prevents the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s is a deadly neurogenerative disease that has no cure in the world yet. It causes dementia. It is very likely that the disease can be prevented by drinking coffee regularly.
12. Prevents the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a very common disease worldwide in which the blood sugar level is accelerated due to lack of insulin secretion.
Coffee can prevent the risk of getting this disease by 25-50%.
So another advantage of Coffee for diabetes patients!
13. Prevents the risk of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s is also a neurogenerative disease that is caused due to the extinction of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain.
Since it has no cure, prevention is important. Coffee is believed to prevent the risk of this disease by 30-60%.
14. Prevents heart diseases
Heart failure happens when the heart becomes weak and has difficulty pumping blood to the whole body.
Caffeine increases blood pressure by 3 to 4 mm/hg and this little value does not affect the body to any extent. Coffee is very like to prevent heart failure risk.
15. Prevents the risk of liver cancer
One of the advantages of Coffee is that it prevents many kinds of cancer.
Cancer is a very common deadly disease. In this, the cells of the body grow uncontrollably.
Coffee balances the level of liver enzymes and reduces the risk of liver cancer.
16. Prevents the risk of lung cancer
Lungs help the body in breathing. They take in the air and release it out. It is not proven but some researchers do say that decaffeinated coffee can prevent the risk of lung cancer.
17. Prevents the risk of colon cancer
Colon is a part of the digestive tract and coffee reduces the risk of colon cancer and is even more effective for this one. It reduces the risk by 26%.
18. Prevents the risk of esophageal cancer
Coffee is mainly effective for the cancers of the digestive tract and this is one of them, just like the colon. Coffee can prevent the risk of esophageal cancer by 37%.
19. Prevents the risk of stomach cancer
This is the third part of the digestive tract, after the esophagus and colon. Coffee can also prevent its risk and to a good extent.
The risk can be decreased by 43%.
20. Reduces the risk of stroke
Stroke is caused due to damage of the brain. This damage is done because of blood supply interruption to the brain. It generally happens in females.
Coffee can reduce the risk of stroke to a large extent.
21. Prevents kidney gallstones
Coffee has caffeine that reduces the risk of ever developing gallstones in the kidney. The larger amount of caffeine intake, the more prevention.
At least, 400 mg of caffeine has to be taken per day for prevention. The maximum intake should not be more than 800 mg.
22. Protects the liver
The liver is one of the most important body organs as it performs a large number of functions. The diseases related to the liver are hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver, etc.
Coffee is proven to reduce the risk of these diseases by 80%.
23. Prevents gout
Gout is the other name for arthritis. It causes severe joints pain. It can also sometimes cause redness and tenderness of the joints.
Caffeinated and decaffeinated, both types of coffee are believed to prevent the risk of gout.
24. Prevents postprandial hypotension
Postprandial hypotension is the decreasing of blood pressure in old-aged people right after having a meal. Due to this, they feel very dizzy.
As we know, coffee increases blood pressure so it keeps the blood pressure balanced and prevents postprandial hypotension.
25. Fight depression
Depression is a mental disorder in which a person thinks too much, isn’t happy and loses the quality of life. There is a pretty large population suffering from this.
Coffee is proved to decrease the risk of a person getting depressed by 20%.
26. Processes good glucose level
Good blood sugar level or glucose level is very important for the body as an increase in its number can cause diabetes.
27. Improves sleep quality
People only think that the advantage of Coffee is to make them awake while they don't realize it also improves their sleep quality.
This is done only through decaffeinated coffee. It can improve the quality of sleep in young people.
28. Increases life capacity
As we have seen, coffee drinkers are very less likely to develop many kinds of diseases. So, obviously, when the risks of the most common deadly diseases are low, the person will have a long life.
29. Not dehydrating
For so many years, coffee has been considered as dehydrating. Recent studies have researched that coffee is only dehydrating when consumed occasionally.
The person who takes it regularly gets used to it and neutralizes the dehydrating effect of the coffee.
30. Protects the body
Free radicals are the unstable atoms in the human body that damage the cells and cause diseases. As we read that caffeine has antioxidants.
They work as warriors against the free radicles and fights them, hence protecting our body from them.
So, not only this beverage is popular, but it also has a large number of benefits. If you like the taste of caffeine and can tolerate it, you can consume it on a regular basis.
There are still researches going on to find out about more advantages of coffee. It is like a whole package that prevents us from so many diseases and makes the body healthy.
We have often heard, ‘excess of everything is bad’. This applies here also. The advantages of coffee are applied to a limited amount of consumption.
If taken in more than enough quantity, it can do harm to the body too like anxiety disorder, bleeding unnecessarily, diarrhea, etc.
So, drink it wisely! And enjoy the advantages of coffee to make your morning bright.
Stay Healthy! Stay Safe!