Reasons Why(the Right amount of)Coffee is Good for You

Reasons Why(the Right amount of)Coffee is Good for You
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Coffee as a beverage is one of the most recognized hot drinks all over the world. For some, it is a synonym for the morning kick-start of the day, and for some, it is the moment of relaxation after a hectic day. The reason for liking coffee can be personal, but its benefits are universally proven for all.

Your cup of joy is jam-packed with antioxidants that tackle harmful substances (free radicals) produced in the body. Due to this, it reduces inflammation and guards against many diseases.

Coffee is a dark brown-coloured drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. In taste, it is slightly acidic and bitter. Coffee has a stimulating effect on humans due to the chemical component called caffeine.

How much coffee you can take in a single day

Up to 400 mg of caffeine in a single day is safe for most healthy adults it means roughly 4 cups of beautiful coffee.

Friend or Foe

Research shows that caffeine can be both good and harmful. If you consume it in a limited amount then it will have good effects on your health.

 

 Benefits of Coffee:-

  1. Boosts memory and performance

Caffeine in coffee increases the release of norepinephrine, which increases blood circulation in our bodies resulting in a more active version of ourselves and reducing idleness. It works like a brain tonic which improves the coordination of the body and results in better attention.

  1. Reduces fatigue and stress

Caffeine activates the local release of dopamine (the feel-good hormone) which is essential for mental health and helps in keeping your brain relaxed and stress-free.

  1. Helps in weight loss

Caffeine present in coffee effectively increases the metabolic rate, resulting in weight loss.

  1. A big source of antioxidants

Many studies have shown that coffee has more antioxidants than green tea and cocoa. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals which can trigger many diseases.

  1. A pack of nutrients

Coffee contains several useful nutrients, including riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), magnesium, potassium, and various phenolic compounds, or antioxidants.

  1. Prevents Type-2 diabetes

A chemical in coffee stimulates insulin secretion, which helps in maintaining the level of glucose in our blood.

  1. Protects from diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia

Caffeine, present in coffee, has the potential to lower the risk of these diseases.

  1. Keeps the liver and heart healthy

People who drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee in a day have a lesser chance of developing heart and liver diseases. Consumption of alcohol kills the liver cells and is responsible for many fatal diseases. Drinking coffee daily will lower the risk of liver cancer and other fatal diseases.

  1. Reduces post-workout pain

Coffee not only gives a kick start to your workout but also keeps you fresh after a workout also. Pain is not always good after a workout though it is inevitable if we exert ourselves over our limit. This pain can be treated by drinking 2 cups of coffee. Recent studies suggest that drinking 2 cups of brewed coffee after a workout could immensely reduce a lot of pain in the body and at the same time you will gain some extra energy.

  1. Increases your fiber intake

Recent studies showed that the human body needs 20-38 grams of fiber a day. A brewed coffee contains nearly 1.8 grams of fiber. If you have a habit of having coffee then your fiber Intake will increase for sure.

Last but not the least, coffee drinkers have longer life spans. According to a recent medical study, people who drink coffee have a longer life. These people develop lesser health issues. Knowing these benefits of coffee will add icing to your cake.

 

 

 

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