Are you always amazed at how a simple cup of coffee rejuvenates you after a long day at work? You are not alone. I also love indulging in coffee to maintain my energy levels. In fact, if I miss my morning coffee, that will be a rather boring and long day. If you are my long lost twin, let me tell you why.
Is Your Brain “Dead”?
The caffeine found in coffee makes you active and refreshed by blocking the activities of adenosine, which has inhibitory effects on your brain. This is according to research by Cruzz FF. As a result, you continue being alert and mentally active. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, when released in the brain after the adenosine is blocked, will generate improved moods, alertness, and enhanced memory. Drinking coffee too late during the day, however, can contribute to sleeping problems. Make sure you splurge on all the coffee you need in the morning and don’t drink any after lunch.
How About Your Muscles?
Caffeine instantly fires neurons from your brain into your muscles consequently “waking” them up. Coffee is a real muscle power gem for you if you are active; especially active in sports. Tarnopolsky did a great report on these statistics. And most professional athletes are already reaping the medals by being loyal to coffee.
The Anti-Oxidation Effect
Coffee has nutritive values and is also rich in antioxidants. These help your body to excrete toxic wastes that accumulate from our dietary intake and inhalation of atmospheric gasses. Not forgetting those from all the beauty products that women use.
In addition to the antioxidants, coffee contains a good percentage of the RDA of vitamins such as pantothenic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine. These further facilitate the waste removal process. And some of them nourish your body cells. For these reasons, you need to grind and prepare your coffee at home too! Homemade coffee retains the natural aroma and 99% of all these health benefits since you get to monitor the ratios and the brewing process.
Lower the risk of type II diabetes
The American journal of clinical nutrition, published in 2012, shows that coffee indeed reduces the risk of Type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, preventing yourself from this illness is crucial. As they say, “prevention is better than cure.”
Protection from Alzheimer’s disease
Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has confirmed that coffee does prevent you from acquiring Alzheimer’s disease. This disease has no cure; therefore, prevention is the best way to deal with it.
Get Your Slim Figure Back
Most people, especially women, suffer from low self-esteem when they add weight. The good news is that coffee can help you with weight loss. It contains magnesium and contributes in breaking the fats down to release energy, which can give you great endurance in the gym. Talk of killing two birds with one stone, right?
I must say that my taste for coffee overrides all other drinks. My preferred combination is strong black coffee with a little honey to sweeten. Beware of the extra calories, like adding a spoon of processed sugar to your cup of coffee; especially if you are trying to lose weight. However, sometimes you just need to let loose and indulge in the version of coffee that lifts up your soul. Have you had your cup of coffee today?
Bio: Sarah is the editor of wedreamofcoffee.com. Coffee obsessed, she is always writing or learning new things about it. She loves to travel, partly to learn about coffee culture around the world, and of course to indulge in it as much as possible.