Okay, this is for my fellow coffee lovers! You don’t have to feel bad about drinking coffee anymore, because it turns out that coffee has lots of health benefits! Of course more than one or two cups a day might not be a great idea, but enjoy your coffee in moderation, and know that you’re doing something good for yourself!
1. Coffee gives you energy:
That’s no secret, as any coffee drinker knows. How many times do you rely on a good cup of coffee to get you over the afternoon slump? And for a more effective workout, have a cup of coffee about half an hour before you exercise.
2. Coffee boosts your metabolism:
Yup, you read right- coffee can speed up your metabolism and help you burn fat.
3. Coffee can improve brain function:
Coffee drinkers were seen to have improvements in memory, cognitive function, mood, and reaction times.
4. Coffee has lots of antioxidants:
Antioxidants keep your immune system strong and help prevent cancer.
5. Coffee may prevent diabetes:
Studies show that people who drink coffee have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
6. Coffee may help prevent Parkinson’s disease:
In studies, coffee drinkers had a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease, and in people who already have Parkinson’s, drinking coffee may help control movement.
7. Coffee can lower the risk of heart disease:
Coffee does elevate blood pressure, so if high blood pressure is a problem for you, check with your doctor. But there is a lower risk of heart disease and stroke for coffee drinkers.
8. Coffee protects the liver:
Drinking coffee can lower your risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
9. Coffee is a low-calorie drink:
As long as you don’t load it up with tons of sugar and cream, that is!