There is a drug on the streets that has most of America addicted, that’s right I’m talking about the main ingredient in coffee, caffeine. We all know someone who can’t start their day or be productive without a cup of coffee. There are even some of us out there who have up to six cups a day! While overconsumption of anything can be bad for you, the right amount of coffee in your life could severely improve your health. This article is to inform you of some of the positive effects that caffeine can have on your body and to encourage healthy coffee consumption.
Coffee is most commonly described as a stimulant and happens to be loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health and lower risk of several serious diseases. After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain and blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain called adenosine, which leads to a stimulant effect. This acts to improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function such as memory, vigilance, reaction times, and general cognitive function.
Looking to lose some weight? You should try the coffee. Caffeine is one of the few natural substances that have been proven to aid in fat burning. Several studies have shown that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11% and can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people. Caffeine can also increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from the fat tissues leading to significant improvements in physical performance in order to help you work out to burn even more of that fat.
Coffee also contains several essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly. A single cup of coffee contains about 11% of the RDA of riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 6% of the RDA of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), 3% of the RDA of manganese and potassium, and 2% of the RDA of magnesium and niacin (B3). Also, here are some other cool potential health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of getting Parkinson’s disease, which is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Several studies have also shown that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Now that you are aware of some of the amazing nutritional aspects and effects of America’s favorite drug-infused beverage, work to incorporate this delicious, great smelling drink into your daily diet.