7 Reasons to Drink Coffee
Did you know that coffee is, after water, the most consumed beverage in the world? If you’re one of those who need one or more coffees a day, get to know some of the benefits that this drink can bring to your health.
- Keep cholesterol down. With 1 gram of soluble fibre in a cup of coffee, consumption of this drink contributes to keeping cholesterol levels low.
- Reduces the risk of developing diabetes. According to research carried out by Harvard Medical School, it was concluded that those who drank coffee regularly had a lower risk of developing diabetes (type 2) than those who did not drink coffee.
- Great antioxidant power. With a mug of coffee having more antioxidants than a portion of blueberries, this composition brings numerous benefits such as delaying the aging process and increasing life expectancy. Antioxidants also have an extremely effective anti-inflammatory power when it comes to combating heart disease.
- Helps to fight colds. Coffee has a decongestant action, being an effective aid in combating colds, relieving bronchial tubes and accelerating recovery.
- Excellent help in physical exercise. The caffeine present in coffee is a powerful ally when it comes to endurance and sports performance. In addition, coffee can reduce muscle pain, which often follows physical exercise, by 48%.
- Prevents the formation of caries. All thanks to the Trigonellina compound: in addition to giving coffee its bitter aroma and flavour, it also has antibacterial and anti-adhesive properties that prevent the formation of tooth decay.
- Helps to combat weight. Besides being a natural diuretic, coffee can be an ally in the fight against excess weight. Low in calories, this drink accelerates the metabolism, helping, consequently, to burn fat and unwanted calories.
- Reduces the risk of depression. According to scientists at Harvard School of Public Health, this natural antidepressant effect is justified by the stimulus that caffeine causes in the central nervous system, capable of increasing the production of brain neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin, responsible for the feeling of well-being.
- Can help to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Several studies point to a relationship between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the order of 65%.
Despite proven health benefits, it should be noted that coffee should be consumed in moderation and as part of a varied, healthy and functional diet.
And good coffee!