There’s a good bit of us that are major coffee drinkers…we’ve seen all the quotes. That’s how we start our day and keep ourselves going throughout the day many times as well. I think coffee sometimes gets a bad rap though…you know when we drink way too much and end up with the ‘coffee jitters’ but it’s not all bad. Here’s 15 reasons that coffee benefits your health and helps you live a healthier, happier life.
Helps with your fitness:
1.) Coffee increases your epinephrine levels – your adrenaline – which can help you pump up your exercise routine.
2.) It boosts your metabolic rate and helps you burn calories.
3.) It can help reduce muscle soreness after an intense workout.
4.) Coffee has an extremely low calorie count…of course that’s without the sugar and creamer.
5.) It contains a decent amount of fiber.
6.) Being a stimulant it increases your energy and alertness levels.
Boosts your health and helps you fight disease:
7.) Recent studies show coffee lowers liver enzymes reducing risk for liver disease and liver cancer.
8.) Black coffee kills bacteria on your teeth.
9.) Coffee contains vitamins B2, B5, B3, maganese, potassium, and magnesium.
10.) It has been shown to lower risk of Parkinson’s Disease.
11.) May also help protect against Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
12.) Coffee contains antioxidants.
13.) Studies have shown to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
14.) It helps strengthen your DNA strands.
15.) It can help you fight depression according to some studies.