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It’s Not Just Coffee

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Coffee is a drink which is prepared from roasted coffee beans. The beans are seeds of the coffee plant. The plant originated from subtropical Africa. It is also found in some parts of islands in southern Asia. Since its discovery in Africa, it has been exported to over 70 countries of the world where it is cultivated. There are two major type available. They include Robusta and Arabica coffee plants. In order to prepare the drink, ripe coffee beans are collected and processed. They are treated to different levels of temperature to achieve specific tastes. This is why you will find different types of the drink sold in cafes. The drink is slightly acidic and it has stimulating effects. The stimulating effects are brought about due to presence of caffeine in the drink. The drink can be prepared and served in different ways. For example, you can find espresso, café latte, cappuccino among other types. Drinking coffee has been proven to be beneficial to your health.

 

Health benefits of drinking coffee

  1. Improve Energy Levels 

People who feel tired can easily increase their energy levels through consumption of the drink. It has a stimulant known as caffeine which is very helpful in making people regain energy. Caffeine is among the most consumed psychoactive substances in the world. After drinking, caffeine is absorbed into the blood stream after which it travels to the brain. In the brain it will block neurotransmitters known as adenosine. When adenosine levels drop, the levels of hormones such as dopamine and norephrine increases which boost neurons activity in the body hence making an individual feel rejuvenated.

 

  1. Can Help You Burn Fat

Caffeine available in the drink is very helpful in your fat loss journey. It boosts the rate of metabolism which in return leads to burning of fats in the body. Being obese is a condition which can expose you to health risks. But, through drinking, it is very easy for you to get rid of the excess fats from your body hence avoid health complications caused by too much fat in your body.

 

  1. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance

Caffeine stimulates the nervous system. This sends signals to fat cells to be broken down into energy. It also helps the body in increasing the secretion of epinephrine, which is an adrenaline hormone. This in return leads to increasing your physical performance. If you are planning to be engaged in an activity where you will like to improve your performance, then drinking before the event will be very helpful to you. It works well for you if you will drink a cup of coffee before going to the gym.

 

  1. There Are Essential Nutrients 

You may think you are just drinking black water after you set a cup of the drink on your table. But, you will equip your body with a lot of necessary nutrients after you drink the cup of coffee. In a single cup you will have nutrients such as Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin. These are all necessary nutrients which will help your body in staying healthy. You will improve your immunity as well as making your body develop well due to the necessary ingredients which you will get from the drink.

 

  1. Can Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 300 million people all over the world. The health complication can be controlled through consumption of the drink. The diabetes is caused by inability of the body to produce enough insulin, elevated blood sugars and insulin resistance. From studies it has been noted that coffee drinkers have low chances of developing the health complication. Each cup of coffee which you drink leads to up to 7% reduction on the chances of contracting the disease.

 

  1. Protect You from Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is among the most common neurodegenerative disease. It is the leading cause of dementia in the world. It mostly affect people who are over 65 years of age. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there are several measures you can put in place to reduce chances of the disease affecting you. They include eating healthy and exercising regularly. But, drinking is among the best practices you can adopt to prevent the development of the diseases. Drinkers have up to 65% lower risks of developing the disease.

 

  1. Caffeine May Lower the Risk of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is among the common neurodegenerative disease which affect many people all over the world. It is caused by failure of dopamine in generating neurones in an individual’s brain. There is no known cure for the disease which make it necessary for you to focus on ways of preventing it from occurring. From research which has been carried out, it has been discovered that drinkers are at a lower risk of developing the disease.

 

  1. It has Protective Effects on The Liver

The liver is an organ which carry out several functions in the body. There are several diseases which can affect the liver, they include diseases such as hepatitis and fatty liver diseases. The diseases can lead to liver cirrhosis. People who drink a lot of coffee each day are at a lower risk of developing liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis. This as a great health benefit to those who will like to maintain healthy lives.

 

  1. Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier

Depression can lower your way of life. It is a condition which will affect your concentration in your place of work. If you are a student, you will hardly concentrate in your class work. Thorough drinking it has been concluded that individuals can lower the risk of depression up to 20%.

 

Coffee is a drink which you should not underestimate. It can be prepared in several ways which will make it easy for you to have your favourite taste from where you will enjoy the many health benefits. The drink is available in many restaurants. You can make a habit of ordering it. You can also buy the coffee beans and prepare your own at home.

 February 11th, 2016  
 Sherri