Espressos to Macchiatos, Americanos to Ristrettos – there are plenty of options when it comes to coffee. If you are a coffee lover in all its forms, we have good news for you. Research shows that there is no harm in drinking one or even up to three cups of coffee a day. As a matter of fact, this can actually be very beneficial!
Nothing sets you up better for a productive day at work like an early fresh brewed cup of coffee.
In addition to increasing energy levels and helping you to bring out your best productive capacities, coffee can even help you lose weight. It can also relieve depression and prevent serious diseases like cancer, given the number of antioxidants present in the drink.
Come along with us in a scroll through all the benefits that coffee can offer:
1. Energetic effect
In need of an early morning push to start the day in the best way?
A cup of coffee is perfect for when you have to “recharge your batteries” and get into a productive state of mind.
2. A natural antidepressant
The pandemic showcased a rush to antidepressants with sales increasing as people became locked down.
But few know that coffee can be a natural, effective replacement for chemical antidepressants while being healthier and of course, tastier!
3. The weight-loss hack
Yes, coffee can help you get slimmer and lose belly fat. In addition to having low calories, it speeds up the metabolism and aids in burning fat. Apart from its thermogenic effect, caffeine increases your adrenaline levels diluting and releasing fat cells into the bloodstream.
4. Performance enhancement drink
A cup of coffee before jogging, training or heading to the gym will boost your endurance and performance as well as raising your concentration levels to make the most of your physical activities.
Antioxidants are the molecules that slow down your cell oxidation, fighting free radicals. There are plenty of benefits that extend to various organs, from the skin to the heart. A nice cup of coffee is one of the primary sources of antioxidants in most people’s diet.
6. Disease prevention
Aside from its antioxidant effect, coffee can be an excellent ally in the prevention of serious diseases like cancer or diabetes. Studies report positive effects on degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, and even in reducing high blood pressure, demystifying the idea that coffee can develop hypertension.
7. Coffee and women’s health
Another study from a Swedish university also found coffee to be an excellent ally to women’s health. Drinking something like 3 cups a day can help prevent breast cancer just as it provides overall health benefits.
8. Soothing effect
It may not be the most appropriate drink for those in need of sleep, but coffee can be your stress reliever after a hard day’s work. It can become your soothing drink and an excellent ally to help you get more focused, calmer, and help put your head in order on those days of most considerable stress.
Now go ahead and pour yourself a fresh cup… and don’t forget the environment! Use compostable coffee cups, please!