Coffee is a staple in my morning. It helps me feel like I can wake up and get to work, whether that’s just in my head or not I wasn’t sure. Then I started to research whether coffee is a mental motivator and… well… this post is what came from that! I learned that there is a heck of a lot of coffee health benefits. Here are 5 of them!
1. Coffee for better workouts
Yes, you read that right. Research shows that coffee can boost physical performance, typically by 11 or 12%!
Ahem, I will now include “drink some java” in my to-do list before going to the gym or using Total Gym equipment at home. How about you?
2. Preventative factor for Parkinson’s
A recent study found that drinking the yummy brew can reduce Parkinson’s risks, even when genetic factors might make it more likely. While Parkinson’s has a slow development, a preventative measure now could be a Cup of Joe daily starting now.
I had no idea that a hit of caffeine had these kinds of coffee health benefits!
3. Coffee can reduce puffy eyes
If you aren’t getting a lot of sleep, you might reach for a coffee cup naturally in the morning to get that boost I mentioned earlier. Bu,t in addition, you ought to hang onto those grounds in the coffee maker after you’ve had your brew. Why?
Those grounds can reduce under-eye puffiness. Once they cool down, gently smooth them under your eyes.
Leave them there for about 20 minutes. During this period, the grounds will constrict blood vessels to help you look more awake and revitalized.
4. Coffee for fewer cavities
And here I was thinking that the dentist would be on my case about caffeine staining my teeth enamel. Well, black coffee can actually keep cavities away, as per research findings in Brazil.
Specifically, the study found that a strong black brew destroys bacteria on teeth that might otherwise lead to decay. Just don’t add milk or sugar to the beverage as doing so can reduce the benefit.
5. Coffee combats depression
Remember how I was saying I felt perked up with my morning bevy? It turns out that makes sense for my mood, given the research.
For example, the Harvard School of Public Health followed more than 50,000 American women over a period of 10 years. None of them had depression at the start of the study period.
The team found that those who consumed over 4 or more cups of coffee a day were 20% less likely to develop depression over time.
Great coffee health benefits, but be aware…
…that coffee consumption is not for everyone. A really strong cuppa can sometimes make my insides do twists and I don’t recommend that.
Also, an abundance of caffeine can leave you restless, jittery, and if you’re having it late at night you might have sleep problems.
But it’s good to know the coffee health benefits for those times when you do enjoy a brewed cup or two as I do.
Are you a coffee fan? Are these healthy research facts ones you knew about? Are there other facts too?