The Health Benefits of Coffee

November 20, 2016

THE BENEFITS OF COFFEE:

  • Increases energy levels: This is due to the presence of caffeine which, when ingested, travels through the blood stream to the brain where it blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. Other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine are then produced, which leads to an enhanced firing if neutrons, and therefore resulting in:Improvement in memory, reaction times, general cognitive function, and awareness

 

  • Aids with weight loss: Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells in the body and break down fat. It has been proven to speed up metabolic rates by 3 – 11%

 

  • Prevents type 2 diabetes: Coffee contains magnesium and potassium which helps the body use insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose)

 

  • Contains large amounts of antioxidants: These antioxidants neutralize free radicals which can cause oxidative stress, leading to chronic disease. Antioxidants also help with inflammation and protect cells from damage

 

  • Decreases the risk of heart attacks and stroke: Coffee does this by decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol, and lowering heart rhythm disturbances. Approximately 20% of people who drink 2 cups of coffee per day have a lower ri

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