Coffee is the most popular drink in the world with around 2 billion cups consumed everyday! But, fame comes at a price, so you have of course already heard the negativity surrounding coffee consumption. We're not about that negativity, that's why we debunked 5 of the most common myths about coffee here.
Today, we want to focus on the benefits of coffee! The research on coffee continues and we definitely don't have all the answers yet, but here is what we know so far.
Coffee is a great source of antioxidants
Coffee is rich in disease fighting antioxidants, called quinines, which become more powerful after roasting. Magnesium is also naturally found in coffee and these 2 antioxidants affect blood sugar levels and are thought to be responsible for a lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Improves energy levels
This one goes without saying as it's probably the main reason we're hooked! The surge in energy following a cup of coffee is caused by caffeine, which is absorbed by the bloodstream and travels to the brain. This acts as a stimulant and improves energy levels, mood, memory and vigilance.
Improves physical performance
Caffeine increases adrenaline levels in the blood, which prepares the the body for intense physical activity. On average, caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%!
Contains essential nutrients
Coffee contains many essential nutrients such as Vitamin B, Magnesium and Potassium.
So now, you don't have to feel bad about drinking all that caffeine!