Health benefits of consuming coffee

Huma Qurashi By Huma Qurashi

Can you function a whole day without coffee? Well, there are many people around who cannot. Addiction is not healthy, but regular intake of something with so many health benefits is not that bad after all. Here’s some health benefits of consuming coffee.

Essential health benefits of coffee intake

Coffee is beneficial to your health in many ways. Well, who could’ve known? But science tells it now. Key benefits of coffee are as follows:

1. Improves energy levels

Coffee is composed of an energy stimulant called Caffeine. Thus coffee consumption makes you feel less tired and more energetic by enhancing the levels of beneficial neurotransmitters and blocks the ones which may cause damage to your brain.

The beneficial neurotransmitters help elevate your mood and make you feel energetic.

2. Helps burn fat

Coffee burns excess fatty tissues. For obese people, coffee intake can increase the fat-burning rates by 10 percent, whereas, for slim people, it improves the rate by more than 25 percent. Isn’t that amazing?

Your daily cup of coffee in the morning can help you lose weight and regain your perfect jawline!

3. Improves physical activity

Coffee makes you feel more energetic and less lethargic as it stimulates your nervous system. Thus you feel more active and encouraged to stay on the move. When coffee burns down fat, free fatty acids are residing in your body that works as fuel, and that is how you feel a surge of energy.

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4. Lowers risk of cancers

Cancer is almost synonymous with death, even in this age of technological advancement. But you can always take steps to make your body resistant to any attack.  Coffee can prove to be protective against liver and colorectal cancers.

Studies show a 40 percent low risk of death by cancer among coffee drinkers

5. Provides essential nutrients

Let’s say you begin to take one cup of coffee every day. This amount of intake contains 11 percent vitamin b12, 6 percent vitamin b5, 3 percent manganese and potassium, and 2 percent magnesium and niacin of the reference daily intake.

All of these essential nutrients make their way to the final brewed form of coffee.

6. Protects liver

The liver is an incredibly amazing organ of the human body carrying out dozen of functions at the same time. It is your responsibility to save it from illnesses. Coffee helps you fulfill this responsibility towards your body quite well.

Studies suggest that coffee is helpful in protection against cirrhosis, fatty liver diseases, and hepatitis.

7. Helps fight depression

It’s almost 2020. People are no more afraid of acknowledging mental disorders. It may affect your quality of life. Coffee is a savior in this grim picture. Studies suggest that women who took four or more than four cups of coffee every day had a lower risk of feeling depressed.


8. Reduces risks of diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes affects millions of people all over the world. It sounds mysterious, but people who take coffee regularly are indeed at a lesser risk of developing this serious health problem. According to a review of multiple studies, every cup of coffee was associated with a 7 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in a total of 45 thousand people.

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