Coffee has been around for centuries. It was first grown in Arabia in the 15th century. And then 2 centuries later, it came to America and became one of the most consumed beverages of all time. Yet all this time it has always been a major debate when it comes to health.
So is coffee really healthy?
Impact of caffeine and coffee on our health
Coffee has over 1 thousand complex chemicals which give it its strong smell and contribute to its taste too.
Coffee is not the same as caffeine but it is the one with the most caffeine content, or you can say the largest source of caffeine. (Dish Wish Coffee claims their coffee is the strongest.)
Caffeine and its weight loss properties
Coffee never contributes to weight gain.
It’s actually quite the opposite if you are talking about the black coffee only. But yes it can be fattening with milk and sugar but only because of milk and sugar.
You know all the Fat burners people use like “lipo this or lipo that” or “fat cutter” and many others, well the list goes on and on. The point is all of them have the one main key ingredient. Coffee.
When we drink coffee, our metabolic rate increases and we burn fats way faster than usual. An experiment was conducted on rats and those who were given caffeine gained weight slowly.
Coffee actually motivates you to work. Sometimes you don’t feel like going out or doing anything. It is natural. But at the same time, you need to do it as well.
That might be your pending assignment or your work out session at the gym. Therefore, coffee can make you go with the flow. Given that you make a good coffee with the best coffee makers out there.
It will pull your senses together and make you want to get up and start doing whatever is left to work on.
It kicks in the power inside you and that is probably why a lot of people rely on it in the morning. So there is no way, coffee can be fattening for you.
A Cool source of antioxidants.
Our body has oxygen and we all know that but did you know that oxygen is also bad for you in a way.
Since it is reactive, it can form other substances (free radicals are the actual term, I believe), like cancer.
anyways the point is the coffee can remove these bad diseases because it has antioxidants.
(Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants intake of an average American person right now.)
Protects your skin.
Good news for ladies, coffee will make your skin glow.
It promotes blood circulation, so it reduces swelling that is also a good point for the people who have acne problems.
Coffee also makes our skin look smooth.
It apparently inhibits the DNA damage response that protects our skin from the Sun.
All you need to know is that coffee protects us from the UV rays, simple is that.
Makes you overall healthy.
A single cup of coffee has Vitamin B2, vitamin B5, Manganese and Potassium, Niacin and Magnesium.
All of them have several health benefits. Also, there is also a weird rumor about coffee that it causes our body to lose calcium.
This is not right, if anything Coffee increases calcium in our body, of course when we take it with milk.
Coffee is also good for our heart because again as it increases blood circulation, so there is a little chance of arteries being clogged.
It is also good for our liver and can even cure a damaged liver of an alcoholic or a heavy drinker.
Coffee makes you happy.
Coffee helps lower the depression levels and it acts as an antidepressant.
If you want to go into more depth then you might have to learn two biology words. There is Serotonin, then there’s Dopamine.
Brain cells or neurons send our other body-cells signals to produce these two chemicals.
When they are produced we feel happy.
What coffee does is that it elevates those signals so we become less depressed.
Coffee Might Make You Live Longer
Considering you don’t stupid stuff like this guy chances are coffee can actually make you live longer.
A lot of studies have proven this fact that people who drink coffee, live longer.
We just tend to focus on caffeine and forget about all the other elements in it. Many of these elements in coffee are antioxidants, which prevent a lot of diseases and also slows down the aging process.
If you drink 1-2 cups of coffee daily; then you really don’t need to fear a lot. Just don’t make it stretch to 4-5 cups each day!
Coffee Helps the Liver
A new study revealed that if you drink 2 cups of coffee daily then you are decreasing the risk of cirrhosis of the liver (which happens due to alcohol) by almost 40%.
The study is not 100% confirmed yet but it is assumed that this happens from the antioxidants that coffee contains.
This does not suggest coffee drinkers (yes, including me) to drink more and more coffee.
The maximum per day is 2 cups of coffee to go with.
Coffee is Relaxing – Ironically
Coffee affects different people differently. It might add more anxiety to already anxious people and it might also offer jitters to many.
But to some, coffee is actually relaxing.
I know, you might say that people like ME get relaxed with it as it actually soothes our lazy nerves…but as I said, it affects everyone differently. So you never know that it might affect you in a relaxing manner also.
If coffee does not relax you, I would prefer tea to you. And if you are not in any of these; that is great news as they aren’t necessary elements of life. You can certainly go on without the two.
Oh and yes, if you are planning to add tea to your routine, then maybe green tea will be great as it cleanses your body as well.
Coffee makes you lose Fats
Coffee increases metabolism and so that means when you drink coffee, you’d be burning a lot more calories than usual.
It also gives you a boost for your workout and you feel energetic in the gym even if your overall calories is low.
So it is just perfect for losing fats. All of the fat cutters and fat shredding supplements have coffee in them and all bodybuilders use them during their cutting (losing fats) season.
Coffee Can Aid in Building Positive Habits
A lot of people told me that you are building a wrong habit by drinking coffee every morning.
And they told me so repeatedly. But then, someone told me one day that I could utilize this cup of coffee to build some positive habits.
Surprised, right? So was I!
I decided to wake up early one day and obviously I knew that coffee would be my savior.
So this habit actually helped me in building up my morning jogging routine. I was able to get up early, jog and in reward; I used to get my cup of coffee.
If you admire iced coffee more; you can keep that as your reward at the end of it.
If you are one of those people who simply cannot drag out of bed without a hot and big cup of coffee, then maybe the topic just attracted you extraordinarily. I adore my cup of coffee heights. I mean it’s just like; “I am sorry for whatever I said before having coffee.” I can’t just open my eyes until that aroma and taste hit my mind and taste buds.
I know a lot of people say that it ain’t good for health…but so is for canned sodas and all the other things we drink. This actually assures a good and bright day, right?
From the amazing aroma of the coffee to its wonderful taste and that chattering the coffee shop every morning; what is there to miss out?
With that daily cup of coffee, going down my throat…I really had to wonder if I was actually doing well to myself or not. A lot of people told me to replace coffee with green tea but I couldn’t. And then I wondered what happens to people who drink coffee 4 times every day; they still living right?
But then I got hold of some positive things about coffee which made me feel like one cup in the morning won’t just kill me, right? Coffee is at the top when it comes to the best beverages! It is now the most consumed beverage throughout the world.
We make coffee the bad guy and yes, I admit that it isn’t the super guy here…but there are some benefits to it that we don’t know about.
There are reasons why drinking coffee can bring benefits to us. Just like, nothing is perfect…so isn’t coffee. But you don’t really have to quit on it totally. A cup daily won’t hurt you and you can probably tell these reasons to anyone who lectures you to drop that poor one cup of coffee even.