Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee, It’s More Than Your Morning Pick Me Up
Did you know there are health benefits of drinking coffee? Most of us waking up feeling groggy in the morning, staggering out of bed, shoulders slumped, feet dragging as we roll out of bed. The first thing that adds a bounce to our step is heading into the kitchen and firing up that Keurig (or whatever pot you use) knowing that delightfully rich, energy booster is just a few minutes away. As soon as you smell that wonderful brew aroma hit the room, we let a big yawn and stretch knowing that smell of deliciousness is going to perk us up and get our day started. But there’s more to coffee than just perking us up in the morning. Studies show there are proven health benefits of drinking coffee. Here are a few-
- Caffeine may help our bodies fight off disease by helping to protect our brain cells from damage that causes Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The antioxidants in coffee could also assist in preventing liver disease.
- Coffee can help you lose weight! Caffeine helps speed up your metabolism which aids in the fat burning process. While this effect is short term and over a period of time your body adjusts so it has less effect on spiking your metabolism, every little bit helps! Plus, depending on what you are flavoring your coffee with, it has zero to few calories.
- It will give your brain a boost when your are feeling sluggish or drowsy. who didn’t slam a cup of coffee when preparing for an exam? Enough said. (or no dos in my case which I don’t recommend:)
- Another health benefits of drinking coffee is it can lower the risk of diabetes. Studies show that whether you drink caffeinated or decaf, the risk of developing diabetes can decrease. The more coffee consumed the greater the chance of decreasing diabetes but before you go out and start slamming 8-10 cups a day be sure to consult your doctor.
These are just a few of the health benefits of drinking coffee. The brain and metabolism boost alone make it a great way to start your morning. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure, anxiety, or an over active thyroid you should consult your doctor before drinking coffee. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these, do not consume mass amounts of coffee throughout the day without first consulting your doctor. One last thing to remember, while caffeine is a great pick me up, you don’t want to consume any at least 4 hours before your bedtime as this can cause you to perhaps not fall asleep or have a restless sleep.
What health benefits of drinking coffee have you found? Please comment below!