When it comes to my favorite morning beverage, I do not have to think before I pick up my cup of coffee. And that is not a bad thing, after all, coffee has lots of great benefits, giving you lots of reasons to enjoy drinking it. Added bonus: it’s inexpensive, available almost everywhere and tastes oh so good. So, do you need any more reasons? Well, you are in luck, because after reading this you will make coffee a part of your daily ritual, and do so without feeling guilty.
1. Coffee Can Help To Reduce Pain
If you work out often, coffee can do wonders to reduce some of the pain that goes along with that afterward. In fact, a study published in The Journal Of Pain (Maridakis et al, March 2007) found that up to a 48% reduction of pain could be expected. This is significant because it speeds up your recovery and will allow you to begin training sooner.
2. Coffee Can Help To Burn Fat
It is no coincidence that almost every single weight loss supplement on the market contains caffeine, and that is because it has been shown to promote fat loss of up to 30% in lean people. This is in conjunction with a general metabolic rise of between 3-11%, which is certainly significant when trying to lose weight. There’s just one downside. The effects of caffeine may be reduced over time as our bodies develop a resistance to caffeine. If losing weight is your primary objective, you should try to limit coffee intake to just before workouts for optimum effect.
3. Drinking Coffee May Prevent Development Of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious health concern throughout the world today and currently affects more than 300 million people worldwide. And that number is only on the rise. Although exactly how coffee does work to prevent diabetes is cloudy, a coffee review of several studies demonstrated that, on average, it reduced the risk by up to 50%. That indicates a significant change. One of these reviews was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by researcher Huxley et al, and it found that drinking coffee each day reduces the risk by at least 7%.
4. Coffee Consumption May Reduce Occurrence Of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are part of this category; These two diseases as of now are incurable and continue to get progressively worse over time. Though the normal prescription of a healthy diet and exercise is always advised, caffeine may also prevent the development of the conditions, up to 60%, according to a study published in the European Journal Of Neurology (Maia et al. 2012).
5. Coffee May Reduce The Risk Of Developing Certain Cancers
Studies have shown coffee may reduce the risk of liver and colorectal cancers in persons who consume 3 or more cups of coffee each day, lowering risks by up to 40% and 15% respectively.