10 reasons to drink coffee

By easyFood

09 March 2018

Contains antioxidants and essential nutrients

Coffee is high in antioxidants and contains a number of vitamins and minerals.

To reap the maximum nutritional benefits, drink freshly brewed, good quality organic filtered coffee.

Gives you more energy

Caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream and travels to your brain. This leads to enhanced firing of the neurons, resulting in an increase in energy and an improvement in mood.

Improves cognitive function

Coffee has been shown to improve various aspects of brain function, including memory, mental clarity, focus, reaction times and concentration.

Helps burn fat

A cup of strong coffee can temporarily increase your metabolism by up to 20%. It also causes your fat cells to break down, releasing free fatty acids into the bloodstream and making them available as fuel. This results in increased fat burning, especially during exercise, and so helps with weight loss.

Improves physical performance

Coffee is a good pre-workout drink, as caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, causing stronger muscle contractions. It also increases adrenaline in the blood, making your body ready for intense physical exertion.

Reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Studies show that drinking coffee can drastically reduce your risk of developing diabetes; those who drink four or more cups per day can have a risk reduction of 50%, but even moderate consumption offers a significant benefit.

Helps protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Regular coffee drinking has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of developing these conditions; the reduction in risk has been shown to be as high as 65% for Alzheimer’s and 60% for Parkinson’s.

Good for the liver

Just one cup per day can reduce your risk of cirrhosis by up to 20%, while four or more cups can provide a risk reduction of up to 80%. Coffee drinkers also have up to a 40% lower risk of developing liver cancer.

Helps fight depression

Those who drink four or more cups of coffee per day are significantly less likely to become depressed.

Could help you live longer

As we have seen, coffee drinkers are less likely to develop a number of diseases, so it makes sense that coffee could help you live longer. There are also several studies showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death from all causes. This effect seems to be particularly strong in type 2 diabetics.