The most talked and tried dish or beverage that everyone has tried during this lockdown is “Dalgona Coffee.” The coffee which was made by almost every age group. For some it was their love for coffee for others it was a way to post and get likes on social media. Whatever may be the reason coffee was the talk of the nation. Before going further let’s know what coffee is?
Coffee is a caffeine drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It was originated from the country “Yemen”. It can be presented in various ways like Espresso, French press, Caffé Latte, and Cappuccino. It can be served either hot or cold. As there are many caffeine-haters in the world there has been always a debate about its pros and cons. Clinical studies have shown that in check consumptions have benefits on adults and long term consumption lowers the risk of diseases. Coffee is cultivated in over 70 countries in the world. As per the latest reports of 2018, Brazil was the leading producer of coffee beans, it produces one- third of the total world production. Every coin has its two sides. Let’s see the brighter side here.
Reduces risk of Diabetes
The caffeine content in the coffee reduces the insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance, which results in reduction in type II diabetes.
Helps in burning fat and weight lose
Coffee contains magnesium and potassium, which helps in using insulin and regulating blood sugar which therefore results in reduction of craving for sweets. Coffee uses body fat as fuel for training and the caffeine present is the proven fat burning natural substance.
Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is the disease in which there is continuous decline in thinking which destroys memory and its functions. There are various studies which show that consuming coffee may be responsible for preventing the build-up of the brain plaque believed to cause the disease.
Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is the brain disorder in which there is difficulty in walking and talking that leads to shaking of the body. It is caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in your brain. Presence of caffeine reduces the risk of the disease.
Reduces heart diseases
Various studies have shown that the limited consumption of coffee i.e. 2-3 cups a day tends to develop less calcification in the coronary arteries which is the cause of heart diseases. It reduces the risk of strokes too.
Lowers risk of some cancers
Cancer is caused by the uncontrolled cell growth in the body. Coffee is tolerant to particularly to two types of cancer: liver and colorectal cancer. It decreases the risk of prostate cancer in men, and the caffeine prevents the development of bascal cell carcinoma which most common type of skin cancer.
Drinking coffee not only reduces depression it also reduces the risk of suicide. The caffeine in coffee boosts the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which changes the mood. Basically it brightens up the mood.
Boosts physical performance
Having coffee before workout boosts performance by 11-12%. It increases adrenaline levels in blood, the hormone which prepares for physical exertion.
Drinking coffee increases heart rate and therefore increases metabolism. All this is because coffee is easily and quickly absorbed into the blood stream.
Reduces risk of digestive diseases
Researches have found that those who drink coffee have lower risk of dying from digestive diseases like crohn’s or celiac.
Gout is a common form of arthritis. It is caused when excess uric acid is present in the bloodstream. But the researchers have found and concluded that consumption of coffee reduces its level in the body and thus lowers risk.
Prevention from sclerosis
This is a disease in which the stiffening of tissues takes place due to replacement of the normal organ-specific tissue with connective tissue. This attacks nerves of brain, spine and eyes. Consumption of coffee reduces this risk as well.
Coffee not only benefits from inside but from outside too. Apply a paste of coffee and groundnut oil to face or the body part where inflammation is and the caffeine in it will help in reducing redness. It reduces wrinkles and gives youthful glow.
Source of antioxidants
Coffee is quite high in antioxidants. It is actually the number one source of it. Antioxidants protect body from various diseases.
Mental boost of the memory is achieved by coffee. The caffeine has the ability to increase brain function.
Coffee is not just a happy cup of beverage which gives jolt of energy. It is a cup of health that boosts your stamina, improves metabolism and much more. One cup can save your life, so why not. Next time when someone points at its cons be prepared with your list cafephiles