The best thing in morning when you wake up is COFFEE!
When we say coffee, we mean a basic drink involving coffee and either milk or water. The stuff you buy from coffee shops is loaded with sugar, cream and artificial flavours, making it extremely unhealthy.
1. Coffee reduces your risk of diabetes by around 30%.
A study published in The Journal of The American Medical Association reviewed 9 previous studies and concluded that people who drank 4 – 6 cups of coffee per day had a 30% lower chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, as compared to people who drank 2 – 3 cups per day. You don’t have to worry about getting the jitters from all that caffeine consumption; the study found that both regular coffee and decaffeinated coffee had the same effect, so you can safely drink decaffeinated and reap the same rewards.
2. Coffee keeps cancer at bay.
Various studies have found that coffee can help prevent skin cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer (in men) and endometrial cancer (in women). There is speculation that certain compounds in coffee activate proteins that repair DNA in cells, preventing them from becoming cancerous.
3. Coffee prevents strokes.
Studies show that drinking moderate amounts of coffee (2 – 4 cups a day) can reduce your risk of having a stroke. However, whether or not coffee is good for the heart is still debatable, with studies showing opposing results.
4. Coffee protects your liver.
Studies show that drinking coffee not only lowers your risk of liver cirrhosis, it prevents other liver diseases as well. A review of several previous studies found that drinking 2 extra cups of coffee a day can reduce your risk of liver cirrhosis by 43%.
5. Coffee is good for your brain.
Various studies have found that coffee protects the brain against Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and improves cognitive function as well.
6. Coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants that keep diseases at bay.
Each coffee bean has over 1,000 phytochemicals, many of which are antioxidants. Antioxidants fight harmful free radicals in the body and prevent problems like heart disease, skin ageing, cancer and cognitive decline. However, the trick is to drink the right amount of coffee, because drinking too much eliminates the antioxidant effect.
7. Coffee can prevent gallstones.
An American study involving 46,000 men found that those who drank 2 – 3 cups of coffee a day for 10 years had a 40% lower risk of developing gallstones. The researchers believe that caffeine stimulates the gall bladder, helping it flush out substances that could turn into gallstones.
8. Coffee is good for your memory.
A study found that people who drank coffee in the morning performed much better on a test involving learning new information than people who didn’t.
9. Coffee can boost your workout.
A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that drinking a cup of black coffee an hour before a workout can boost your performance by up to 12%.
Caffeine is also linked with higher adrenalin levels, and adrenalin keeps you going for longer.
10. Coffee boosts your mood and prevents depression.
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and triggers the release of happy hormones like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, which boost your mood. 2 cups of coffee a day have been shown to reduce the risk of suicide by 50%.
11. Coffee helps you stay alert.
There’s a reason why all your co-workers line up at the coffee machine every morning. Research shows that drinking moderate amounts of coffee per day can help you stay alert and focused.
12. Coffee lowers your risk of an early death by 25%.
A study found that people who drank coffee were 25% less like to die prematurely than people who didn’t drink coffee.