1. Metabolism Boost
There is a reason why that morning’s first cup of coffee feels so good! The energy boost coffee gives after waking from sleep is positive-feeling way to start your day. And interestingly enough, after a good exercise session, a cup of coffee can even replace energy, according to a study featured in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
2. Increased Brain Health and Function
Coffee can literally make your brain work better. It reduces the likelihood of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. It has even been documented that one cup of joe a day can drop your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by up to 60 percent. The caffeine in coffee limits the effects of a nucleoside called adenosine, which then allows neurotransmitters to thrive much more than they would otherwise.
3. The Feel Good Drink
Need a boost to your mood? Well, coffee’s got it built in. A Harvard study has shown that three cups a day lowers risk of suicide by a whopping 50 percent!
Your mood is also improved if your body feels better, so the nutrients and antioxidants in coffee–B5, B3, B2, B1, manganese, potassium–all contribute to a happier day.
4. Reduces Risk Of Skin Cancer
Four cups of coffee a day will lower your risk of malignant melanoma skin cancer by 20 percent, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
5. Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer
That same four cups of coffee that helps you avoid melanoma will also make it 50 percent less likely of getting liver cancer. Two cups a day puts you at 35 percent less, and one cup lands you at 20 percent less likely. It also appears to help reduce cirrhosis of the liver.
6. Reduces Risk of Type II Diabetes
Harvard has also found a connection between coffee consumption and developing Type II diabetes. They found that when people drank an extra cup a day, their risk of developing diabetes over 4 years decreased significantly. The opposite was true too, meaning that reducing coffee consumption was related to an increase in occurrence of diabetes.
Do you drink coffee everyday, and if not, do all these benefits encourage you to start?