Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage.
It is grown in many countries, and comes in endless flavors, strengths, and varieties.
And guess what? That's perfectly fine. While many would have you to believe, drinking coffee is bad for you, the research shows otherwise. Coffee (in moderation) can actually be very beneficial to your body, skin, and brain.
It Provides You With a Wealth of Antioxidants
Most Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than they do from the food they eat.
According to a study, nothing even comes close to providing the amount of antioxidants found in coffee. Yes, fruits and vegetables have a ton of really wonderful antioxidants.
However, according to the study, your body absorbs the most antioxidants from coffee.
It Can Help Relieve Stress
The great thing about coffee is you don't even have to drink it to benefit from it.
Just smelling coffee is enough to help relieve stress.
When you need a quick pick me up or fatigue from lack of sleep hits,
drink a cup of coffee to get you going.
People typically drink a cup of coffee when they are feeling sluggish and sleep deprived, hoping that doing so will give them that much-needed jolt to help stay
alert for a few more hours. Yet, just smelling, let alone drinking that cup, will have the
added benefit of easing their stress.
It Can Decrease Your Chances of Developing Liver Cirrhosis
If you drink alcohol this is for you, those who consumed just one cup of coffee a day
were less likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver.
Coffee has protective benefits that can help guard against alcoholic cirrhosis.
Those who consume more coffee are less likely to end up hospitalized, or dying, from liver cirrhosis brought on by drinking too much alcohol. Other studies have also shown nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can be preventing by drinking coffee.
It Can Keep Your Brain Healthy & Active For A Long Time
Want to keep your brain healthier for a longer period of time? Try drinking a cup, or two, of coffee a day. High levels of caffeine could actually delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by up to 4 years.
Please know this is not to say coffee consumption can prevent you from developing Alzheimer's disease. However, drinking a moderate amount of coffee on a regular basis can reduce
ones risk of developing this debilitating disease.
It Can Make You Feel Happier
Feeling a little down and in the dumps? If so, a cup of coffee may be just what you need.
Individuals who drink a minimum of 4 cups of coffee a day were less likely to be
depressed than those who avoided drinking coffee.
While most would think this is due to the “high” you get from drinking a cup of coffee,
you can get the same exact “high” from drinking a can of soda. The difference however is that certain sodas are actually linked to depression.
The reason researchers believe coffee makes you happy is due to the many antioxidants it contains. Soda on the other hand contains no antioxidants at all.
It Can Make You More Intelligent
Yes, you read that right. Drinking coffee can actually make you smarter.
Coffee does much more than give you an energy boost, it can also make you more intelligent. Drinking coffee causes your brain to work more efficiently.
The result? A smarter you!
When you drink caffeine your attention span, reaction time, logical reasoning, and vigilance
will all improve. All four of these components are associated with overall intelligence,
which is why it is believed coffee can make you smarter.
How Much Coffee Should You Drink?
Too much caffeine can lead to anxiety, jitters, and insomnia. Portion control is important to reap the benefits of coffee without its negative effects. Adults can safely enjoy up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine daily, which amounts to about four cups of your average brew.