Does Drinking Coffee Boost Benefits?
Did you know that over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year? Coffee also is the second most traded commodity in the world only behind oil.
In this week’s post, we’re going to show you why coffee is not bad for you and the 9 scientific benefits to having a daily cup of joe. We will also finish with some short FAQs about the best time to drink coffee, how much per day is okay? And how much it’s too much?
When people say coffee is bad for you, they often point to a few things:
- Insomnia: It’s usually just a result of drinking coffee too early. Since effects can last up to 10 hours after drinking, simply stop drinking coffee before noon and you should be fine.
- Dehydration: Yes, coffee is a natural diuretic, but this problem is cured by drinking more water, which you should be doing anyway.
- Adrenal Fatigue: This is not even a real medical condition.
The proven benefits of drinking coffee backed by scientific studies:
1. Coffee can help people burn fat.
Caffeine has been shown to boost metabolism by up to 11% and dramatically increase fat burning potential. Other studies have even shown that the rate of fat by being burned while drinking caffeine can improve by 10% in obese individuals and 29% in leaned individuals.
2. Coffee helps you exercise better.
Caffeine has been proven to be one of the most effective supplements ever for improving exercise output. Drinking coffee causes a spike in adrenaline and causes an increase in exercise performance by around 11% to 12%.
3. Your heart seems to like it.
Drinking up to 2 coffee cups per day can reduce the risk of heart failure by up to 11%.
4. Coffee can make you smarter.
It enhances the firing of neurons in the brain, and has been shown to improve various brain functions including:
- Energy levels.
- Reaction time.
- General cognitive functions.
5. Coffee contains an incredible amount of antioxidants.
Antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body, and scientists have identified approximately a thousand different antioxidants in the coffee bean alone!
6. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing cancer.
Astonishingly, coffee has been shown to lower the chances of getting liver cancer by up to 40%, also a study with over 400,000 members showed that people who consume coffee have a lower risk of rectal cancer by 15%.
7. Coffee contains essential nutrients the body loves and needs.
One cup of coffee contains nutrients like:
- ... and more.
While the volume of the nutrients it contains is not going to blow you away— if you drink 3 cups per day like the average American adult, you will be getting a steady source of vital nutrients that your body loves.
8. Coffee can fight depression.
Most people are unaware of the fact that over 17.5 million people, just in America alone, suffer from some form of depression and it’s growing every year! Drinking coffee has been shown to lower the risk of developing depression by up to 20% for women. It is also been shown that those who drink up to 4 cups per day are 53% less likely to commit suicide than those who do not.
9. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing certain diseases.
Type 2 diabetes now affects over 300,000,000 people worldwide, and it’s becoming a global problem. Heavy coffee drinkers, however, have a 23% to 67% reduction in risk of developing the disease, also drinking coffee results in a 32% to 60% reduction in risk for developing Parkinsons as well.
These overall studies show that coffee is good for heart, brain, and your body.
What is the best time to drink coffee?
The best time of day to drink coffee is around 1 hour after waking up or 30 minutes before your workout.
Use a drip coffee maker if possible.
Other popular machines use plastic cups that are non recyclable and are very damaging to our planet.
How much per day is okay?
A short rule of thumb is:
- 2 cups a day is fine
- 3 cups a day is good
- 4 cups a day should be the absolute max
Drink your coffee black.
Most of the specialty drinks at coffee shops are calorie nightmares and basically glorified milkshakes. Drinking it black takes some time to get used to, but it gets better with time.
Happy coffee brewing!