Most of us drink it every morning. Some can hardly function before their first cup. There are so many stores, cafes, and restaurants devoted to getting more coffee in our system everywhere we turn. We drink so much of it, but what exactly does it do to our bodies?
It will boost your energy level. Caffeine raises adrenaline levels in your blood. Adrenaline is your body’s “fight or flight” hormone which helps you to prepare for physical exertion. Caffeine helps fat cells break down body fat and use it as fuel for training. So coffee can help you get going, train more and ultimately loose weight.
There are tons of other medical conditions that coffee can help you prevent and fight. One study has shown that coffee may decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer in men by 20 %, and endometrial cancer in women by 25 %. Caffeine may also prevent the most common type of skin cancer.
Coffee beans are actually the seeds inside a small bright red or yellow fruit. Both the seeds and fruit are rich in antioxidants. In fact, one study found coffee to be the single greatest contributor to total antioxidant intake.
Beyond the physical benefits, coffee can improve your mood and happiness level. Researchers found that drinking coffee is linked to positive emotions including pleasure, kindness, affection, satisfaction, friendship, calmness, and yes, happiness. The findings also noted that no negative emotions were tied to coffee consumption.
Coffee can affect some drinkers differently than others. For some people caffeine can trigger digestive irritation, including heartburn, as well as an upset stomach, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, and rebound fatigue.
Insomnia and restlessness are also commonly linked to caffeine. You are probably already aware what amount and what kind of coffee suits, or doesn't suit you. It also depends on what time of day you drink coffee. So if you're having trouble falling asleep at night maybe consider allowing more time in between that last cup and bedtime.
But, I really want it so what does that mean?
As with most things in life, coffee is perfectly fine for you in moderation. If you can stand it, avoid adding in too many artificial sugars and flavorings to your drink. Also, it's never a good idea to combine it with other stimulants you may take.
It can prevent serious diseases, boost your mind and muscles, and even help you with weight loss. Always listen to your body to figure out how your are reacting to anything and of course drink plenty of H20 along with it.