Is Coffee Good For You? 6 Reasons To Say Yes

Oct 21, 2014 | written by:

 

Coffee, the marvelous filtered beverage taken from its beautiful tree, isn’t just a warm and energizing drink; it may also be extremely good for your well-being.
Not surprisingly, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world, after water:
it is estimated that 2.5 billion cups are consumed every day!


In this article you can discover some reasons why coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages ever.



1.         Boosts Your Intelligence

Coffee doesn’t just keep you awake, it may literally make you smarter as well.
Caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, is a stimulant and the world’s most popular psychoactive substance.

 


2.         Burns Fat and Improves Your Physical Performance

Easily you’ll find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.
That’s because caffeine - due to its stimulant effect - both increases the oxidation of fatty acids and improves the metabolism.
The right quantity of caffeine can also improve your athletic performance by several mechanisms, including the separation of fatty acids from the fat tissues.  

 


3.         Lowers The Risk of Type II Diabetes

Today, approximately 300 million people are affected by type II diabetes: this lifestyle-related disease has reached epidemic proportions, increasing 10-fold in a few decades. People who drink several cups of coffee per day are the least likely to become diabetic.

 


4.         Lowers Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a main cause of dementia.
Caffeine assumption lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia (coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk).

 


5.         Keeps Your Liver Efficient

Liver is very exposed to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose.
Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, and of liver cancer by around 40%.

 


6.         Coffee is a Precious Source Of Vitamins and Minerals

Many of the nutrients contained in the coffee beans don't go lost from the source to the final drink.
Consider that a cup of coffee contains a relevant amount of vitamins and minerals:

·      6% of the RDA for Vitamin B5

·      11% of the RDA for Vitamin B2.

·      2% of the RDA for Vitamin B3 and B1.

·      3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

 

 

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