No matter what time of the day or night that you are reading this post, you can bet that somewhere in the world, thousands, if not millions, of folks are enjoying a cup of coffee. It might be their first of the day to get things going or the last at night to stay awake. Coffee is an extremely popular drink that is consumed daily. Often, coffee gets a bad rap as a beverage but the truth is that there are some amazing health benefits to be had from a cup of java.
Consider these positive boosts:
Coffee Can Make You Smarter
Everyone knows that the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant. People used it most often to wake up in the morning and get the brain “fired up.” Actually, that’s a good thing because that caffeine makes a fast trip from your bloodstream to your brain. Once it lands in the brain, the caffeine blocks a neurotransmitter called adenosine. That’s a good thing because with adenosine on the sidelines, other neurotransmitters open up like norepinephrine and dopamine. That in turn sparks your neurons. When that happens your positive brain functions like memory, mood, reaction and mental function improves. If you need to study, then do it with a cup of coffee!
Coffee Helps Burn Fat
Check out any fat-burning supplement on the market. You will most likely see that caffeine is part of the ingredient list. That acts as a stimulant to your metabolic rate. That doesn’t mean you can drink coffee and then stop exercising and eat junk food. However, if you use it with a focus on fat burning with your diet and exercise plan, then it can become a powerful “supplement” on its own.
Coffee is Packed with Essential Nutrients
Do you take a vitamin supplement to fill in the gaps for your nutrient balance? A cup of coffee can help with that, too. One cup of coffee is infused with:
• Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
• Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
• Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
• Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.
Those are some good elements to get into your system.
Coffee Might Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Medical researchers are working hard to unlock the mysteries surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. There are two lines of attack: Prevention and cures. The prevention aspect is showing promise with research that indicates drinking coffee might make a difference. Some studies have posted an impressive risk reduction of up to 65% in regular coffee drinkers.
With these kinds of benefits, you can tell your barista that you drinking for your health.