3 Benefits of Good Coffee

3 Benefits of Good Coffee

Coffee is a beloved beverage known for its ability to fine-tune your focus and boost your energy levels. In fact, it is an important part of a well-balanced diet for millions of people around the world, since many people depend on their daily cup of coffee just when they wake up and right before starting their day.  In addition to its energizing effects, coffee has been linked to a long list of potential health benefits, giving you all the more reason to get brewing.

This article looks at the  3 possible health benefits of drinking coffee and the evidence supporting those benefits:

1. Coffee enhances athletic performance

As we all know, coffee contains caffeine, an incentive which reduces fatigue and has been used as a component in various fitness and supplements for some time, often for its ability to improve wakefulness and alertness. With a noticeable increasing focus on fitness and wellbeing, some consumers are moving away from sugars and processed compounds in favor of “clean” and natural ingredients to support their health. Hence, drinking good quality coffee is absolutely a healthy substitution.

2. Lower risk of diseases

Secondly, coffee naturally contains antioxidants and even has potential as a dieting aid. A large body of evidence suggests that consumption of caffeinated coffee does not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers. In fact, consumption of 3 to 5 standard cups of coffee daily has been consistently associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases. Researches  show that regularly drinking good-quality coffee can even lead to a lower risk of dementia, cancer, and even Type 2 diabetes. The polyphenols and minerals such as magnesium in coffee may improve the effectiveness of insulin and glucose metabolism in the body. According to Harvard University research, in a meta-analysis of 45,335 people with type 2 diabetes followed for up to 20 years, an association was found with increasing cups of coffee and a lower risk of developing diabetes. Compared with no coffee, the decreased risk ranged from 8% with 1 cup a day to 33% for 6 cups a day. Caffeinated coffee showed a slightly greater benefit than decaffeinated coffee.

3. Good dietary supplement 

The third point is that it has been agreed that drinking good quality coffee that has been roasted properly is healthy, and its low natural sugar and calorie content make it a good choice for those with dietary requirements.  According to Medical News Today, One hundred milliliters (about 3.3 ounces [oz]) of regular black coffee (without milk or cream) is low in calories. That is about one typical cup of black coffee, and it only contains around 2 calories. However, adding cream or sugar will increase the calorific value.

Last but not least, remember to drink your coffee black (without milk, sugar or cream) to take the aforementioned advantages. Whipped cream and flavored syrup might offset any health benefits found in a basic black coffee. So, next time you’re going out for a run or heading to the gym, consider brewing some coffee before you go. It could give you that edge you’ve been looking for.

Stay healthy & enjoy your good coffee! 

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