Not many can go without the caffeine kick or without a cup of coffee in the morning to remain active all throughout the day. For many, it is a ‘sinful pleasure’ and many coffee haters can’t stop ranting about its adverse effects on your health. But here, we list out a few scientifically proven health benefits of coffee that are sure to take the sting out of it. You can blissfully create ground coffee straight from beans in your house or take the easier option of coffee pods. No matter what, you would never feel guilty about it anymore! Check it out!
- Increases your energy levels and make you smarter
We all know the rush of energy a cup of coffee gives! That is because of its active ingredient, caffeine. It not only gives you energy but also makes you smarter. Once you drink coffee, it’s component, caffeine reaches the brain via the bloodstream. There, it blocks the effects of the neurotransmitter, adenosine which is responsible for promoting sleep and the drowsy feeling we get. Simultaneously, caffeine stimulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for inducing pleasure and motivation. The combines neurological effect of it helps improve focus, memory, and all other cognitive functions, thereby making us smarter.
- Help reduce muscle pain
According to a report published in the Journal of Pain, consuming two cups of coffee can help ease post-workout pain by nearly half, 48% to be more precise.
- Help cut the risk of diabetes
According to a 2005 review published in JAMA, if you drink a cup of coffee nix cream and sugar in the morning; you have a much lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is reason enough to take to it without any guilt.
- Get rid of cellulite
You need not drink coffee every time. Its benefit can be reaped on any cellulite deposits on your body. Combine ground coffee and coconut oil and scrub the mixture on the affected area. If done with discipline, you would find the cellulite getting reduced while the skin becoming tighter and more moisturized in the area.
- Can help you lose weight
There is a reason why caffeine is an active ingredient of most weight loss supplements available today in the market. Caffeine stimulates and encourages thermogenesis in the body. Due to it, not only will you boost the metabolic rate of the body but you also increase the oxidation of fatty acids from the deposited fat tissues and provide more energy for burning in the body. The only trick is to cut on the sugar and possibly milk that you add to your cup.
- Protects against cirrhosis of the liver
Various studies have proved that all types of coffee have a beneficial effect on the liver. Drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of cirrhosis of the liver by about 80%. Cirrhosis is a disease that is induced by drinking alcohol in significant volume frequently.
- Helps prevent cancer
Various clinical studies suggest that a cup of coffee can help you fight cancer effectively. Caffeine has been proven to reduce and even stop the proliferation of cancer cells which goes a long way in reducing the risk of developing cancer.
- Helps prevent heart failure
According to various studies, drinking one to two cups of coffee can decrease the risk of heart failure by about 11 percent. However, the risk of it is increased significantly if you consume more than five cups of coffee a day. The trick is to remain within permissible limits.
Coffee has various other health benefits provide you are not adding sugar to it. It is the sugar that converts it into a health monster. Another trick is to keep its consumption limited to two to three cups a day. Then you can reap its full health benefits.