7 Benefits Of Coffee (a.k.a. Kopi) That You Should Know
Very often, coffee is termed as a drink for adults but not for the kids. Ever wonder why? “Coffee stunts your growth”. This myth has been around forever and is nothing more than an old wives’ tale.
Despite of many myths about coffee, it is still one of the most sought commodity in the world and more than 500 billion cups consumed yearly across the globe! On top of that, its benefits outweigh the negatives/myths.
1) Coffee can aid weight loss
True (to a certain extent). The caffeine in coffee stimulates the metabolic rate and serves as an appetite suppressant. At the same time, caffiene is linked to fat oxidation (breaking down of fat as a source of energy). Give it a shot and who knows that this little step will mount up to a heap of benefit in a long run!
2) Improve Physical Performance
In addition to the first point, caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. This “fight or flight” hormonal system is designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Want to up your physical game? Have a boost with a strong cup of joe half an hour before you workout!
3) Lower Heart-Disease Risk
A study reviewed that moderate coffee intake (three to four cups a day) is associated with a significant reduction in heart-disease risk.
4) Enhance Brain Function
Research shows that the antioxidants in coffee may help protect the brain from cognitive loss and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This study was observed for 2 years with subjects between 65 to 70 years old consuming 3-4 cups of coffee daily. Results: The control group had significantly lower chance of the disease.
5) Improve Mood
A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that drinking two or more cups daily of caffeinated coffee significantly lowers the risk of suicide. Better be saint than sorry.
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by elevated blood sugars due to the inability to secrete insulin. Several studies showed that coffee drinkers have lower risk of getting this disease which affects about 300 million people worldwide.
So there you go, 7 Benefits of Coffee That You Should Know! Remember to check out my list of 180+ cafes at “Index” or “District” and “30+ Cafes For Gourmet Coffee Around Singapore” for you cup of joe!