A lot of us are self-professed coffee addicts. However we seldom think about how it affects our health. We did a little digging to find out what health benefits coffee and give.
Improving your mood
A study done by the National Institute of Health has found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee per day are roughly 10% less likely to be depressed, linked to the antioxidants in the coffee.
Boosting your metabolism
Several studies have proven that caffeine can increase fat burning in the body by boosting our metabolic rate by 3-11%.
Caffeine contains essential nutrients
One cup of coffee contains many essential nutrients: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Panothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Manganese and Potassium, and Magnesium and Niacin (B3).
A recent study showed that participants drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day was associated with decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by about 65%.
Coffee and Diabetes
Coffee lowers your risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study where researchers found that drinking over 4 cups of coffee per day reduces your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by over 50%.