Not only does coffee boost your energy and keep you sane, but it also has many other health benefits. Even though it tastes better with some cream and sugar, you can get its benefits only by drinking black, pure coffee.
We need to mention that you should always choose organic coffee, without added artificial flavors.
Here’s what happens when you drink organic coffee every day:
1.Boost your metabolism
This reason is probably why people start drinking coffee. Waking up early for work is very hard and drinking a cup of this amazing potion helps you feel more energized. Even though the energy boost does not last too long it is a great way to start the day. You can always have another cup or two in the afternoon.
According to studies, drinking coffee after a workout speeds up your metabolism. One study from the Journal of Applied Physiology discovered that athletes that drank coffee had a 66 percent increase in muscle glycogen, a compound that helps the body replace the energy fast after an intense workout.
2.Boosts your brain health
Some studies suggest that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease up to 65 percent by drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day. Other studies have also shown that the risk of Parkinson’s disease can decrease by 32-60 percent with the help of coffee.
Drinking coffee also inhibits adenosine which impairs the release of beneficial neurotransmitters meaning it increases the feel-good chemicals in the brain. Coffee also improves mood, reaction time, alertness, memory and cognitive performance.
3.Makes you feel good
Researchers at the Harvard Public School of Health conducted a study that showed adult women and men that consumed 2 to 4 cups of caffeinated coffee on a daily basis experienced a 50 percent reduced possibility of suicide than participants that did not drink coffee at all.
Additionally, coffee possesses several antioxidants and nutrients, including manganese, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and vitamin B5. In fact, the comfort and nutrients you get from drinking a couple of cups of coffee on a daily basis can make you feel happier.
4.Reduces the risk of skin cancer
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute discovered that the risk of developing malignant melanoma in older adults was reduced by 20 percent when they drank coffee every day. Researchers believe that coffee works because of the numerous antioxidants and phytochemicals which can protect the skin from free radicals that cause cancer.
5.Reduces the risk of diabetes
The Harvard School of Public Health conducted a study which showed that people who consumed more than 1 cup of coffee a day and increased their normal amount during the course of four years had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes by 11 percent compared to people who consumed the same amount of coffee as normal.
That’s not all, researchers concluded that participants that reduced their consumption of coffee by more than a cup a day had a 17 percent higher likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
6.Decreased risk of liver cancer
Liver cancer is a very deadly type of cancer responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. Just one cup of coffee can decrease your risk of this disease by 20 percent, two cups a day by 35 percent and 4 cups of more up to 50 percent. (The FDA does not recommend drinking more than 400 milligrams or 4 cups of coffee a day)
One medical professor from the University of Edinburgh says: “We have shown coffee reduces cirrhosis and also liver cancer. Coffee has also been reported to reduce the risk of death from many other causes. (In moderation), coffee can be a wonderful, natural medicine.”