July 17, 2019

Why Coffee is Good for You

It's a well-known fact that coffee is the most commonly enjoyed beverage in all parts of the world. Many people treat it as a must to get their morning routine started, and to get on with the day. However, oftentimes we also get to hear about the potential dangers of this beverage. Many claim that it leads to hypertension and insomnia. Actually, its impact on our health has been a contentious issue for a very long time. Regardless of that, it cannot be denied that there are indeed various health benefits that prove coffee is good for you. Let's go over some such points below. —Vita Daily

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enhances energy levels and brain functioning. It's a scientifically established fact that coffee enhances the energy levels and makes us feel less tired. The reason behind this is the presence of a stimulant called caffeine in it. Caffeine is also the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world. As soon as you drink coffee, this caffeine finds its way into your bloodstream, and to the brain from thereon. Once it reaches the brain, caffeine blocks adenosine, the inhibitory neurotransmitter. As soon as that happens, there is a spike in the amount of other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine, resulting in firing of neurons. That coffee enhances many aspects of the human brain functioning such as reaction times, mood, general functioning, vigilance and memory, has also been proven by various controlled studies.

improves physical performance. Whenever caffeine gets into your body, it stimulates the nervous system and causes the breaking down of the body fat. This broken-down fat causes free fatty acids to get consumed as fuel. Not just that, caffeine also enhances the adrenaline levels of the blood. Adrenaline or epinephrine is a fight-or-flight human hormone that gets the body ready for intense physical activity. Considering these aspects, it won't be wrong to say that caffeine consumption can improve your physical performance by as much as 11 per cent to 12 per cent. That's the reason why people prefer having an espresso shot an hour ahead of hitting the gym.

aids fat burning. Almost every fat burning supplement available in the market consists of caffeine, and very rightly so. It is counted amongst the few natural substances that have been proven to burn body fat. Scientific studies have revealed how caffeine boosts the metabolic rate of the body by 3 per cent to 11 per cent. Certain studies have also clearly indicated that caffeine consumption can cause fat burn of around 10% in overweight people and 29 per cent in lean individuals.

consists of essential nutrients. There are various nutrients present in the coffee beans, which also find their way into your freshly brewed morning coffee! Every single cup of coffee provides: potassium and manganese (3 per cent of the recommended daily intake); vitamin B2 or riboflavin (11 per cent of RDI); niacin (vitamin B3) and magnesium (2 per cent of RDI); and pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 (6 per cent of RDI). Although these percentages might not seem like a lot, for people who drink multiple cups of coffee each day, the numbers add up fairly quickly.


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