Health&Fitness

Health Benefits of Coffee

Everyone loves a cup of coffee in the morning as it helps them stay alert and function well. Ever wonder why?…

Here’s why,

Coffee helps you stay awake and alert, As coffee contains Caffeine which is a stimulant, So it incereases the blood flow to your brain thereby keeping you alert (as long as there’s enough caffeine is present in your body).

Now we know the basics of why you stay awake and alert after you have a cup of coffee.

Few Benefits of Drinking Coffee:

1.Coffee helps you focus better and keeps you energetic

As we’ve just read, it contains Caffeine which is a stimulant, more precisely Caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine (in the brain ofcourse). So basically we don’t feel that we’re tired or sleepy as the signals form the brain are temporarily blocked.

2.Improve Physical performance

There’s probably one dude in every gym that chuggs red bull(has almost same amount of Caffeine) likes there’s no tomorrow for that “extra pump” before a set of curls .

This energy boost is because, Caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel and hence improving you ability to perfrom physical activities better.

Therefore, it’s prefereble to have a strong cup of coffee about half an hour before you hit the gym.

3.Contains Essential Nutrients

A single cup of coffee contains :

  • 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.

Coffee contains several nutrients such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium and niacin.

4.High Source of Antioxidents

Coffee is a potent source of healthful antioxidants. In fact, coffee shows more antioxidant activity than green tea and cocoa, two antioxidant superstars. Scientists have identified approximately 1,000 antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans, and hundreds more develop during the roasting process

Few studies show that adding milk can reduce the amount of antioxidants present in the drink- antioxidant reduction of up to 18% depending on the type and amount of milk used. And lighter the roast, higher antioxidant properties it has to offer, making them better for the drinker.

Conclusion

All in all, coffee is probably the best drink in the morning to have before you start your day, as it keeps you focused and energized; Although drink it in cycles as your body adjusts to the high levels of Caffeine, Preferably drink it for a month and two weeks off, to keep a balance.

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