I don’t know about you, but I love waking up knowing I get to have my morning cup of coffee. Yes, I am one of those people who just loves their coffee a little too much – like way too much. Little did I know, my daily cup (or two) of coffee is actually benefiting my health a lot. If you aren’t a coffee drinker already, maybe you should become one after reading about the health benefits of drinking a solid cup of Joe. Plus, I’m sure you live near about a thousand coffee shops to pop into and get your *fix*. A cup a day could keep your doctor away (unless he’s cute AF).
1. Coffee contains healthy antioxidants.
Coffee has plenty of healthful antioxidants. There’s actually more in cocoa than green tea. There is approximately more than 1,000mg worth of antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans and even more antioxidants develop along the way when roasting your cup.
2. Coffee improves your energy levels.
We all need that quick pick me up in the morning to get us going and coffee can do that for you. Coffee helps you feel less tired and will boost your energy levels thanks to the caffeine per cup. Once consumed, that caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream which then travels to the brain and signals the brain and improves brain function.
3. Coffee lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
People who consume more than 4 cups of coffee a day reduced their chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 50%.
4. Coffee can help with weight loss and enhance physical performance.
Coffee can improve your metabolism, which can lead to helping with weight loss when you consume it before exercising. Caffeine makes fat cells break down your body fat, which releases it into your bloodstream as “free fatty acids,” which turn into fuel for your body.
5. Coffee can help lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Coffee consumption can help reduce the development of Parkinson’s. A study has shown that people who consumed up to three cups of coffee had a lower risk of developing the disease by 25%.