Some drink it to stay awake, some drink it because they just love its aroma, some are addicted to it, and some say: ‘A lot can happen over a cup of coffee”! Yes, one of the most favorite drinks around the world, you’ll always be surrounded with that breed of people who crave for coffee. Also, if you’re a coffee lover yourself, here are essential facts you need to know about your favorite drink.
1. Promotes Healthy Weight
Surprised already, and you think this really can’t be true? Let me explain. If you already have the habit to drink coffee after meals just because it relaxes you, keep doing it. You’re on the right track. Studies have shown that caffeine decreases the rate at which the stomach dumps its contents in the duodenum and this further increases the metabolic rate. However, please note that this does not necessarily mean you’ll melt away pounds but sipping a small cup of coffee would promote healthy weight.
2. Caffeine can help you increase energy levels
Coffee contains caffeine, one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. After caffeine is absorbed in the bloodstream it reaches the brain and blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain; this further leads to a stimulant effect.
3. Coffee also contains essential nutrients
Nutrients and coffee, these words don’t make sense in the same sentence, right? Well, our regular coffee is more than just black water! A single cup of coffee contains Riboflavin, Manganese and Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, and Magnesium and Niacin. Although the amount these essential nutrients is no more than 11%, if you drink around 3 to 4 cups of coffee everyday, these amounts certainly add up.
4. Coffee can make you feel happier and ward off depression
Many of you might dismiss this fact by simply stating that it’s the caffeine high! However, that is not the case. Coffee contains antioxidants that make this happen.
5. Coffee could make you a better athlete
Am sure you’re reading this article with raised-eyebrows and a few points have already made you go bonkers! However, point no. 5 is as true as the big bang. The magical substance caffeine is responsible for increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream. Thus, our body can absorb these fats for fuel and save the small reserves of carbohydrates.
6. Helps you live longer
Coffee, as you may know by now, has several health benefits. However, be aware, that these are only a handful of many other positive effects it has on our health. Thus, coffee drinkers can easily be classified as those guys who are less likely to be contracted with many diseases.