In honor of Monday’s National Coffee Day, here’s a few reasons your body will thank you if you drink coffee daily:
1. Improves Energy & Alertness
Perhaps the main reason why most of us drink coffee every morning: energy & alertness. Not only is this natural stimulant super tasty, but it helps improve your alertness and mental activity as well!
“Many controlled trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function.”
So next time you’re struggling to finish that project at work, grab a nice tall cup of coffee!
2. Speeds Up Your Metabolism
The caffeine in coffee can become your best friend if you are trying to burn fat. Studies have shown that drinking coffee (moderately) helps speed up your metabolism.
The result? Those extra 10 pounds you have been trying to lose will start disappearing! Of course, keep in mind that black coffee is zero calorie while still stimulating your metabolism. On the other hand, this may be counter-acted when you drink those frappuccinos with extra whip cream and caramel syrup! So stay away from that pumpkin spice latte this month, ladies.
3. Improves Physical Performance
Having a hard time feeling pumped-up for that workout? Drink a cup of coffee about 30 minutes before working out!
Studies show that “caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood”. It’s no wonder so many pre-workout supplements have tons of caffeine in them!
4. Coffee Lowers Risk for Certain Cancers
According to a recent research, coffee can reduce your risk of having liver cancer and colorectal cancer! How wonderful is that? A true cup of healthy goodness.
5. Coffee Can Help You Live Longer
Overall, it is evident that drinking coffee can help your health in many areas. For example, it has been proven that drinking coffee can help with diabetes, lowering your risk for a stroke, and even help prevent some cancers.
The best part? This recent study shows that coffee can lower your risk of death and help you live longer!
6. Coffee is The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in The Western Diet
It’s an undeniable fact that our average Western diet lacks a lot of nutrients and vitamins. Many doctors say that the reason many people get colds and viruses so often is simply because they lack the food that helps their body fight off these viruses.
The best part about our diet? People who drink coffee (which is most of America), are getting an insane amount of antioxidants daily!