Is Coffee healthy? – 4 Facts
Good news for coffee lovers! In a rare turn of events, the WHO, has removed coffee from its list of carcinogens after new studies show no link between bowel cancer and coffee. Below are 4 great health benefits of coffee. Check out below for the benefits of espresso based drinks!
Coffee can boost your metabolism
This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that caffeine is found is most commercially sold fat burning supplements. So why is that? Caffeine is one rare cases of a natural substance that can aid fat burning and has been shown to have similar effects to that of Green Tea.
There are several studies that show that caffeine seems to boost the metabolism by 3 to 11 %. You can read up on the effects of caffeine on the metabolism here.
Coffee contains essential nutrients
Take a look at the nutritional data of a cup of coffee and you will find Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Manganese and Potassium as well as Magnesium and Niacin (B3). These amount to 2 to 11 % of the RDA.
This doesn’t seem like much but this is just in one cup, how many do you have a day?
Coffee has been shown to lower your risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
Little is known on the why but coffee seems to lower the risk for type II diabetes and decrease the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Although there is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s it seems like coffee can at least inhibit it.
Coffee contains antioxidants
You may have read about antioxidants before. These molecules inhibit the oxidation of other molecules or in other words: They protect cells from damage that other unstable molecules can cause. The damage that comes from these so called free radicals may lead to cancer.
But good news: coffee contains huge amounts of antioxidants – even more than most people get from both vegetables and fruits combined.
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