What Is So Special (Beneficial) About Coffee?

Hey there,

Of Course There Are Plenty Of Great Reasons To Drink Coffee!

Coffee Is One Of The Healthiest Beverages You Can Drink! And a cup of steaming hot coffee tastes good! Whether you are drinking coffee alone, or in good company with friends…

Coffee is more than a dark-colored liquid with caffeine…it has hundreds of different compounds, and several of those compounds have important health benefits.

Coffee Is An Important Source Of Antioxidants

Some of these compounds are well-known, like caffeine but there are other compounds which are antioxidants that protect our bodies from oxidation,which involves free radicals that damage cells and molecules in the body. Oxidation is a harmful process that experts now believe is one of the mechanisms behind aging and serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Studies have shown that the people who drink the most coffee live longer and have a reduced risk of diseases like diabetes.
Coffee is actually the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both vegetables and fruits…combined.

Drinking Coffee Lowers The Risk Of Getting Late-life Dementia

In several major studies have researchers followed the randomly selected participants under long time; in one study were 400,000+ people involved under a time period of 12-13 years, and in another major study 1400+ people participated under a period of 21 years and the results were remarkable. Those how drank the most coffee had lowered the risk of late-life dementia ( the Nord Karelia Project and the FINMONICA study ) and were much less likely to have died ( Freedman ND et al. Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. New England Journal of Medicine in 2012).

The sweet spot seems that it is at 4-5 cups per day, where men had a 12% reduced risk and women a 16% reduced risk. Drinking 6 or more cups per day provided no added benefits.
Even more moderate consumption of coffee , 1 cup per day associates with 5-6% reduction in risk of death, showing that even a little amount is enough to have an effect.

When they looked at particular causes of death, they found that the coffee drinkers were less likely to die from infections, injuries and accidents, respiratory disease, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Many Other Studies Have Lead To Similar Beneficial Results Of Drinking Coffee

At least 2 other studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of premature death.
If we look at specific diseases, coffee drinkers have a lower risk of Alzheimer´s, Parkinson´s, type 2 diabetes and liver diseases…

Coffee Drinkers Happier…

Studies from Harvard have shown that coffee may make you happier, reducing the risk of depression by 20%, and the risk of suicide by 53%.

FOR MAKING YOUR COFFEE SUPER-HEALTHY…

  • Don´t load your coffee with sugar
  • Choose a Quality Brand, and preferably Organic
  • Do not use artificial Sweeteners (Multiple studies associate artificial sweeteners with all sorts of
    health problems). Stevia is a natural alternative…
  • Add some Cinnamon to your coffee. Cinnamon is a tasty herb that mixes well with the flavor of coffee.
    Many studies have done with cinnamon and they have shown that cinnamon can lower blood sugar,
    cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetes.
  • Don´t use Low-Fat and artificial Creamers…commercial low-fat and artificial creamers more
    likely are highly processed and full of unnatural ingredients. Instead, consider adding some
    full-fat cream,preferably from grass-fed cows.
  • Add some cocoa to your coffee. Cocoa has a lot of antioxidants and it associates with all sorts of
    health benefits.
  • Brew your coffee with paper filter. Brew coffee may contain harmful substances known as diterpenes
    which can raise cholesterol levels in the blood. Getting rid of them is simple…just use a paper
    filter.
  • No coffee after 2 PM. Caffeine in coffee can stimulate us to stay alert and this is one of the main
    reasons we love coffee so much…the caffeine gives us a lot of energy and helps us stay awake
    when we feel tired.
    But drinking coffee late in the day can interfere with our sleep. Poor sleep can cause all sorts
    of problems.

Coffee Can Increase Metabolism And Help Burn Fat

Caffeine, a psychoactive substance, known to help mobilize fats from the fat tissues and increase metabolism.In the brain caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine and by blocking Adenosine, caffeine increases the firing of neurons and the release of neurotransmitters like Dopamine and Norepinephrine.
Besides caffeine coffee has several biologically active substances that can affect metabolism; Theobromine and Theophylline can also stimulate metabolism and Chlorogenic Acid may help slow absorption of carbohydrates.

Caffeine Stimulates The Nervous System

By stimulating the nervous system it sends direct signals to the fat cells to tell them to break down fat.
Another thing caffeine does is to increase the blood levels of the hormone Epinephrine, which is also known as Adrenaline.
Adrenaline travels through the blood,to the fat tissues, making it available for use as free fatty acids in the blood.
Interestingly, most of the increase in metabolism is that drinking coffee increases fat burning. But the effect is less pronounced in those who are obese.
Caffeine can improve exercise performance by 11-12% and athletic performance via increased mobilization of fatty acids from the fat tissues.

Coffee, Weight Loss, Short-term, Long-term-Effect.

In the short-term, caffeine can boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning but after a while people become tolerant to the effects and it stops working.
But even if coffee does not make you use more calories in the long-term, there is still a possibility that it cut appetite and helps you eat less.

A RECIPE FOR COFFEE CREAM:

Ingredients
1 teaspoon of cocoa
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey
1 cinnamon powdered
Preparation:
Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir it until they blend well. Store in a small jar then refrigerate.
Add one or two teaspoons of this mixture into your morning coffee while it´s still hot. Stir for several seconds or until the coconut oil melts.

Enjoy your coffee!
Gabriella

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