We all rely on coffee for that boost to start off our mornings, but did you know coffee can help improve your mood? Some research has been done to suggest that regular coffee consumption can help deter depression long-term in women. According to a study from The Archives of Internal Medicine, women that drink at least four cups of coffee on a daily basis were 15-20 percent less likely to become depressed over a ten year long study period.
Coffee is known to have a stimulating effect on the nervous system which sends signals to the fat cells telling them to break down fat as well as increase metabolism. An increased metabolism is what results in more calories burned which will ultimately help you lose weight. Now before you go cancel your gym memberships, coffee alone will not transform your figure but drinking a couple cups a day, along with a healthy balanced diet, will help you to maintain a healthy weight!
Antioxidants offer up a large range of health benefits and have been seen as a possible prevention of diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Many research efforts lead us to believe that antioxidants can be very effective when it comes to preventing a number of age-related diseases. Coffee quite possibly has more antioxidant activity than cocoa or even certain forms of tea leaves. While whole fruits and veggies are a great source of antioxidants, it can’t hurt to add coffee to your routine as another healthy addition.
There has been research done to show that changes in coffee consumption can affect Type 2 Diabetes risk in a fairly short period of time. According to a study by The American Chemical Society, people who are regularly consuming four or more cups of coffee a day can reduce their chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 50 percent. This reduction is said to increase by an additional 7 percent for every cup consumed after. Coupled with maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active, coffee can have great health benefits for people.
Just smelling coffee can make you less stressed! Researchers at the Seoul National University say that just breathing in the aromatic smell of fresh coffee beans in the morning might help us de-stress. It may be worth keeping a fresh bag of coffee beans by your bedside to see if you wake up feeling refreshed the next morning. For those of you who feel this might be a worthwhile venture, you can find a plethora of freshly roasted beans to accompany you bedside or fill your morning cup at the Bean Box shop.
Hope you enjoyed these 5 interesting health benefits of coffee. Who knew coffee could taste so good and be so good for you?
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