Find Out What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Coffee
Multiple people from all around the world wouldn’t even dream of starting their day without a nice hot cup of coffee.
Not only does coffee smell and taste great, but it can also give you a satisfying burst of much-needed energy in the morning along with a nice sense of warmth and comfort.
But that’s not all it can do!
Here Are 5 Different Things That Can Actually Happen To You When You Drink Coffee Everyday.
1. Coffee Can Help Increase Your Metabolism
This should be great news for anyone that has an exercise regimen in place or for those who are thinking about starting a workout routine. The caffeine contained in coffee can naturally boost your energy levels, which in turn can rev up your metabolism so that you will be able to kick start your day.
The effects of the caffeine from coffee are short-lived, so it is important to remember that the timing of when you choose to drink it can either benefit or hinder your workout.
If you decide to drink coffee after a workout, however, that’s when it can really help to increase your metabolism. In a study that was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, it was found that endurance athletes who decided to have a cup of coffee after an exercise had a whopping 66% increase in their muscle glycogen, which was able to help them to quickly replace their energy stores used up during exercise.
2. Coffee Can Make Your Brain Healthier
Coffee actually offers up a bevy of different benefits for your brain. Studies have been able to find that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day can decrease the risk of someone developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 65% in middle-aged women and men.
Other studies were able to find that drinking coffee daily can actually lower your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease as well by as much as 32-60%.
Secondly, if you drink coffee, it can block a particular nucleoside within the brain known as adenosine. Adenosine decreases the firing of certain neurons and also the release of other beneficial neurotransmitters within the brain. Since caffeine inhibits adenosine, it can increase the production of other beneficial chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and even norepinephrine.
In addition, other studies have been able to find that coffee is able to increase mood, reaction time, alertness, memory and cognitive performance.
3. Coffee Can Make You Happier
A new groundbreaking study that was performed by researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health revealed that adult women and men who drank up to 2-4 cups of caffeinated coffee each day were at a 50% lower risk of suicide when compared to those who decided to drink decaf coffee or even no coffee at all.
Additionally, coffee contains a great amount of antioxidants, even more than vegetables and fruits combined. It also contains great beneficial nutrients such as vitamins, B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as manganese and potassium.
All of these factors contribute to the huge happiness boost you tend to feel from indulging in a cup or two of nice hot coffee each day!
4. Coffee Can Lower Your Risk Of Developing Skin Cancer
A study that was published in the journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that older adults who consumed 4 or more cups of coffee a day were at a 20% lower risk of developing malignant melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer in the United States.
The researchers are led to believe that coffee helps to protect your body against certain types of skin cancer largely due to the high amounts of phytochemicals and antioxidants present in the hot beverage.
5. Coffee Can Lower Your Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Lastly, according to an additional study lead by the researchers from Harvard, people who have increased their coffee consumption by a single cup per day over the space of 4 years have had an 11% lowered risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared to those who made no changes to the amount of coffee they drank.
The study was also able to discover that individuals who decreased their coffee consumption by more than a cup a day increased their risk by a whopping 17%.
Now that you have taken the time to learn a little more about the health benefits of drinking this delicious beverage, you might have found just a few more reasons to have a cup or more a day, even if you still are a bit skeptical.
We would love to hear all about your thoughts, experiences and opinions about this topic in the comments below!
Justin Cowart is a writer and researcher that loves to learn more about health, life, consciousness and making the world a better place. He loves music, traveling, meditation, video games and spending time with family and friends. He believes in baby steps and lifestyle changes in order to live a full life. In 2014, he lost around 40lbs from baby steps and emotional detoxing.
Latest posts by Justin Cowart (see all)
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS