It’s National Coffee Month!
Over half of the population over 18 in the United States drink coffee everyday, catered by tens of thousands of coffee shops across the country. Numerous studies have published the amazing wonders that coffee can do to the brain, skin and overall health of its consumers. FoodFacts.com has previously shared a few of the many benefits of coffee; here are some more:
Many fruits and vegetables contain plenty of antioxidants; most of which have more than coffee. However, majority of Americans simply consume more coffee than produce, thus making the beverage the primary source from which we absorb antioxidants.
Without sugar, milk and whipped cream, coffee can, in fact, help the body burn fat. It is said that caffeine can increase the body’s metabolic rate, and breaks cells to release free fatty acids (FFA), which are then used as body energy.
The mere scent of coffee can work magic to the brain. A group of scientists report that inhaling a warm, cup of coffee relieve stress related to sleep deprivation.
Coffee can make you feel happy. Dr. Honglei Chen attributes this sensation to the antioxidants that coffee contains. In his study, Dr. Chen shows that those who consume coffee were less likely to feel depressed than those who don’t.
Counterattack to alcohol
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause liver diseases and cancer. According to a study conducted by Arthur L. Klatsky, coffee drinkers enjoy some protective benefits against liver cirrhosis developed from alcohol drinking.
Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease
According to the American Chemical Society, drinking at least four cups of coffee a day lowers a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 50 percent. On the other hand, ScienceDaily reports that coffee drinkers with Parkinson’s disease lower their symptoms and help control their movements.
Coffee is a great addition to your arsenal of foods that act as epidermal guards against skin cancer. Coffee drinkers have reduced chances of developing malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.