Coffee is an inescapable source of energy

12 Benefits of Drinking Coffee


While for many years coffee has been considered harmful, more and more scientific studies are emerging around the world, confirming the benefits of coffee.

Coffee, the second most consumed beverage in the world, has countless benefits, reducing the risk of disease.

Therefore, good coffee has remarkable properties for health, but it must be qualified quality and quantity of consumption:

  • As for quality, coffee beans or ground is usually much better. because it does not go through any industrial process with preservatives that harm the aromatic and nutritional components.
  • As for the amount, the ideal would be to drink about 3 or 4 cups of coffee. According to studies, people who drink coffee in excess or in large doses can cause insomnia, excitement, hyperactivity, nervousness, tachycardia and anxiety.

Caffeine does not accumulate in the body and is eliminated in the urine between 3 and 6 hours after it has been ingested.

Some of the most proven health benefits of drinking coffee.

  1. Fights premature aging: Coffee triples the antioxidant power of green tea or red wine and contains more antioxidants than fruit or vegetables (vitamins B2 and B5, magnesium, potassium and niacin), which are healthy for the body because they protect it from damage from degeneration of cells that produce molecules called free radicals.
  2. Reduces the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce the necessary insulin or the cells do not make use of insulin. Different investigations have shown that coffee reduces the chances of developing it by reducing it by between 25 and 50%, due to the antioxidant factors of coffee, its anti-inflammatory and thermogenic effects and the modulation of the microbial diversity it causes.
  3. Decreases the risk of heart disease: Caffeine has a vasodilator effect, which allows blood to circulate better through the body. Coffee does not increase heart rate, nor does it significantly increase pressure, and decreases the likelihood of stroke or heart failure.
  4. Improves asthma symptoms: Caffeine is composed of substances chemically similar to theophylline, a compound common in medicines indicated to cure asthma. In fact, caffeine is used in many drugs for respiratory conditions.
  5. Delays the onset of Alzheimer's: For more than 10 years, remarkable studies have been carried out in several countries on how coffee delays the effects of neurodegenerative diseases. It has been detected that the effects arise from a group of compounds that are born in the roasting process of coffee beans, called feticlindanes. In addition to reducing Alzheimer's risks, it is believed that they may also function as Parkinson's disease inhibitors.
  6. Protective and digestive: Appreciated for its prebiotic effect, it nourishes the bacterial flora that protects us from contracting diseases. Moreover, it also stimulates gastric secretion, activates the production of bile and constrictes the gallbladder, so coffee is a good digestive if taken after meals.
  7. Helps reduce headache: Coffee dilates the blood vessels of the brain, where the tension that causes headache occurs. By dilating the vessels, it decreases the pain and can make it disappear.
  8. Improves sports performance: Coffee is also a great stimulant to start physical routines every day. It predisposes effort and improves performance.
    Coffee increases muscle capacity and promotes greater contraction of skeletal muscles. It clearly increases the predisposition when starting physical activity. Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the blood which allows muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, saving the body's small carbohydrate stores for later efforts.
  9. It is a skin scrub: There are soaps that are made from coffee and have a texture that is specific to soften rough areas of the skin, which helps tone and give it more firmness for its detoxifying action.
  10. Fights cellulite: Caffeine is used in anti-cellulite products, because it reactivates circulation, burns fats and eliminates serous fluid that is located in muscle tissues.

And above all, coffee is a source of positive energy because caffeine increases energy and improves motivation and moods in those who consume it. It also improves short-term memory, coordination and the ability to concentrate.

And you? Do you consume coffee?

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