I must drink coffee every day, otherwise I feel “off” – you know what I mean. Among it being tasty and lovely to drink, there are many great reasons why you should drink coffee every day. I, of course will explain 5 great reasons why, so I convince you of the amazing truths behind coffee. Are you ready? Here we go….
1. Coffee is an amazing source of antioxidants
Coffee has more antioxidant benefits than green tea and cocoa, which are also two great sources of antioxidants. Many studies have been completed to prove that coffee is a major dietary source of antioxidants for its consumers. Antioxidants fight inflammation and other causes of chronic conditions like arthritis and atherosclerosis. Antioxidants also keep us healthy by protecting our cells from damage. Last but not least, coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, another antioxidant that helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.
2. Coffee may increase exercise performance
Recent research shows that moderate caffeine consumption— about 5 cups per day–doesn’t dehydrate you enough to interfere with your workout. In addition, coffee helps battle fatigue, enabling you to exercise longer. This goes against the typical belief that caffeine is dehydrating. Caffeine is known to be a endurance and performance enhancer. It reduces the perception of pain and it fights fatigue, it also supports endurance by increasing fatty acids in your blood.
3. Coffee curbs depression
Many studies have linked coffee drinking to lower rates of depression in both men and women. The data suggested a relationship between coffee consumption and depression: meaning, heavy coffee drinkers seemed to have the lowest risk (up 20%) of depression. Oddly enough, researchers aren’t yet sure how coffee seems to fend off depression, but it is known that caffeine activates neurotransmitters that control mood, so perhaps that it the link between the two.
4. Coffee can make you feel happier
A study completed found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee per day were about 10% less likely to
be depressed than those who had never drank the coffee. It is believe to be linked to the amazing amounts of antioxidants in coffee.
5. Coffee may protect against cognitive decline
Not only can coffee provide a temporary boost in brain activity and memory, regular coffee consumption may help prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. In one Finnish study, researchers found that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day was associated with a 65 percent decreased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life. A couple theories have been established to understand why coffee has this effect. One being that caffeine prevents buildup of beta-amyloid plaque that could contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s.
There you have it, some pretty convincing reasons why you should drink coffee every day. I now feel better about drinking coffee on a regular basis, not that I was going to cut back in any way, it’s just nice to know that I am getting all the added benefits of coffee while I am completely enjoying it.
If you feel the same way about coffee as I do, please share your love in a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you!