How is coffee good for you?????
There has always been a debate on whether drinking coffee is good or bad for our health. As any other thing probably too much is not a good idea, after all, consuming big amounts of caffeine can have repercussions. But keeping it around 3 or 4 cups a day is perfectly safe, and the benefits of drinking black coffee surely are bigger than its drawbacks.
Now, I am emphasizing the word black because I am not going to talk about sugar milk or whatever the Starbucks guy puts in your coffee. So no one should go and drink those “liquid cakes” just because they read about benefits of coffee.
So here are the main benefits of coffee that everyone should know of…
Coffee helps you live longer
Coffee is packed with antioxidants, which helps eliminate free radicals and prevent diseases. They are super useful to eliminate toxins from your body and keep your cells younger over time.
It also cleanses your body because it is a diuretic.
Coffee helps your brain
A moderate amount of caffeine intake, helps you stay focused during the day and exercise your brain. It is also known yo improve your memory and slow down its declination as you age.
Coffee helps you improve your physical performance
Many sport coaches will suggest drinking a cup of coffee before a workout. This is because it helps release some adrenaline which helps you train for longer extending fatigue, it also helps break down body fat and release into your bloodstream to be used as fuel. You will make the most out of your workouts.
Coffee helps you lose weight
Apart from helping break down body fat, coffee is also an aid in the use of insulin in your body, regulating sugar levels and avoiding those sugar cravings that make you gain weight.
Coffee makes you happy
Coffee stimulates the central nervous system to produce the type of hormones that make you happy which reduces the risk of stress and depression.
What to tell coffee haters
So next time you meet that coffee hater you know (we all have one) you can feel free to tell him why your daily drink is actually a good idea apart from being delicious.
I must say, there are also some downsides about coffee, so it should not be drunk in excess but keeping it between 2-4 cups per day should be no problem. Some downsides are…
- Pregnant women should keep from drinking coffee or drinking maximum 1 cup per day.
- It may cause insomnia
- It’s acid so if you have a delicate stomach it might not suit you so great, unless you drink cold brew coffee
So in conclusion don’t go around drinking two liters of coffee a day, but if you are surrounded by people who say it is bad for you, you can be calm and enjoy your perfect cup. If you want to know more about how to brew coffee at home, have a look at my post on brewing methods.