Top 5 Health Benefits of Coffee

We love coffee! And today many of us, it's part of our routine. We drink it for numerous reasons... From the beautiful taste and smell to the way it makes us feel. But have you ever wondered about the actual health benefits coffee has to offer?...

Firstly, what is coffee?

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared using roasted coffee beans which are taken from the berries of the coffee plant. There are two main species of coffee beans which are the arabica and robusta, and depending on where they are grown, both the country and the altitude determine the flavour of the coffee. It's rich in polyphenols, plant compounds that can have a protective antioxidant effect. Organic fresh beans or ground coffee is known for having a higher antioxidant content, with light or medium roast blends as opposed to dark.

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Top 5 Health Benefits to Coffee!

 

1. Coffee may help you live longer.

Research suggests that having at least three cups of coffee per day may lengthen lifespan by lowering the risk of death from several conditions including heart disease, however this is not conclusive... YET!

 

2. May increase energy and performance.

When coffee is consumed, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain where it ‘fires up’ certain neurons which may improve memory, mood, and cognitive function if consumed in moderation of course! Other scientific reports suggest that drinking coffee before exercise may reduce rates of exertion and potentially improve performance!

 

3. Can boost metabolism

Findings suggest that caffeine improves weight management by boosting metabolic rate and burning fat. Although there is speculation, caffeine may show promise in the treatment for obesity.

 

4. Coffee contains essential nutrients!

Coffee contains several important nutrients, including riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. 

 

5. May help with blood sugar balance

Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem, currently affecting millions of people worldwide. It's characterised by elevated blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance or a reduced ability to secrete insulin. Several observational studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes!

 

We hope you enjoyed finding out about this Coffee Trivia as much as we did!

Coffee Benefits!

I mean, we aren't scientists, we are coffee lovers, but it's interesting to discover and share information like this!...