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5 Reasons Why Coffee is Good For You

Is coffee good or bad for you? 

There’s been much research over the years looking into whether coffee is actually good for you. Generally, it is believed to be great as long as it is consumed in moderation, however, that can be said for many things. 

It was long believed to be a possible carcinogen, however, the WHO has since taken it off the list of possibly carcinogenic substances, and it is now believed to be a part of a healthy diet. 

Whether you have your coffee from Jura coffee machines, or as an instant coffee it does not matter, either way, coffee is actually good for you. Just don’t overdo it, and you will be fine. 

Why is it good for you? 

Coffee is a very popular beverage around the world, and it boasts of a number of actually very impressive health benefits. Not only can your morning coffee help you wake up in the morning, but it has so much else to offer. 

It can do your body so much good, and it is incredibly good for your brain, even lessening the possibility of some serious issues relative to the mind. In fact, coffee can even boost longevity, so not only is it a tasty drink that wakes you up, it might even be helping you live longer too! 

So, why exactly is it so good for you?

#1. It’s brain food.

We all know that the active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and is probably the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance worldwide. It works in your brain by blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. By doing so, it actually increases neuronal firing, thus releasing things like dopamine (what makes you happy) and norepinephrine (what gives your body energy). Caffeine can temporarily improve your mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance, and overall brain function! 

#2. It helps to burn fat. 

Struggling to lose weight? Have a coffee with me. There is a reason why caffeine is in a majority of fat-burning supplements (go on, check). Due to its stimulant effect on the central nervous system, it raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids. It can also improve your physical ability as it can help to mobilize fatty acids from the fat tissues. 

Caffeine basically raises the metabolic rate and helps to get those fatty acids moving from fat tissues 

#3. Reduces the risks of Diabetes. 

It is also believed that it can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, increasing more than 10 times what it was just a few decades ago. It is characterized in blood as glucose levels due to insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin. 

Coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. There have been 18 studies with 457,922 participants,  and each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7%! 

#4. It’s not only brain food, it’s a brain shield.

Not only can coffee help boost your brainpower, but it can also help to protect your brain in old age as well. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and causes Dementia. Coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 

It also helps to lower your risk of Parkinson’s by 32-60%! Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder there is, characterized by the death of dopamine generating neurons in the brain. 

 #5. Vitamins and Minerals 

We could ask why it does all this, but its stimulant properties are self-explanatory. However, coffee is more than brain-powering black water. It contains coffee beans, which contain plenty of vitamins and minerals. 

If you looked in one cup of coffee you would find that it contains; 6% of the RDA for pantothenic acid (aka. Vitamin B5), 11% of the RDA for riboflavin (aka. Vitamin B2), 2% of the RDA for niacin and thiamine (aka. B3 and B1). And also 3% of the RDA for potassium and manganese. 

Okay, these numbers are fairly small, but, if you drink several cups a day, it quickly adds up. Let’s not joke around either, coffee also contains massive amounts of antioxidants, why do you think coffee helps to cure that hangover? It is also perfect for your liver. It can lower your risk of Cirrhosis, which is the end stage of liver damage that is caused by alcoholism.

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