Apparently, you can also consider ordering coffee for everyone instead of drinks for celebrations! It is a healthier beverage than alcohol on just any day, especially on the days you are dealing with hangovers.
Coffee loving scientists (really, who does not like the caffeine!) have come up with amazing observations on the health benefits of coffee. Read on, and drink your next cup, rather informed than being none the wiser.
Helps both with staying up and sleep deprivation
Everyone knows how amazing coffee is to stay up at night when you need to. You may have an urgent deadline, or you may need to care for your newborn all night. Two cups of coffee can be greatly helpful in staying up and alert. Again, a scientific study concluded that coffee aroma might have a relaxing effect on the sleep-deprived mind, eventually helping the person to sleep.
The research study concluded that Americans derive most of their antioxidants from coffee. Anyone who loves coffee is aware of its mood-lifting abilities. It aids in the production of neurotransmitters besides replenishing the antioxidant supply. To put a scientific seal on this common observation, the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a research. They found that drinking two to four cups of coffee actually minimizes the suicide rate for men and women by as much as 50%!
It helps with weight loss
Anything amazing that helps with weight loss is definitely extra amazing! In fact, caffeine is one of those few natural supplements that can directly burn fat by boosting metabolism. Studies show it can deliver a boost in the range of 3 to 10 % to your metabolic system. Caffeine actually stimulates the nervous system to send lipolytic signals to the cells. Furthermore, it boosts the metabolism of liver, which is the primary fat-burning center of the body.
It also helps with athletic activities, which is vital for losing weight. It triggers the secretion of blood epinephrine levels, the famed ‘fight or flight’ hormone, effectively preparing the body for physical strain. The free fatty acids released from fat cells under the influence of caffeine further act as a fuel source for the body during physical strain.
Helps with a host of critical conditions
Coffee is a natural medicine for treating a host of health conditions. Studies clearly indicate it to reduce the chances of developing type II diabetes. The neuroactive compound caffeine is amazing for brain health and it can alleviate the symptoms of critical nervous conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Dementia. A study showed coffee can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by 40%.
Contrary to popular myths that it affects heart health by increasing blood pressure, research shows that it can actually reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, there is indeed truth in the fact that coffee can hike your blood pressure. This especially happens when you are drinking too much coffee. Like any other good thing, coffee must be drunk in balance as well. If you already have a high blood pressure condition, consider staying away or limiting your java brew only to a minimum.