Even though coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the United States, many of us do not associate this incredible drink with any health benefits. The surprising thing is that coffee has numerous health benefits to your loved ones that you may not even know about. In this article, we tell you a number of health benefits that are associated with coffee.
This is one of the key reasons why coffee is so popular all across the planet. Coffee contains a chemical known as caffeine which helps to increase energy, improve our mood as well as enhance memory functions. All these in turn may help your loved one become more active and thus get the benefits that come with an active lifestyle.
Apart from helping us burn fat indirectly through enhanced activity, coffee is also proven to naturally burn body fat through enhanced metabolism. This is why caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, is almost always included in all commercial fat-burning products. Scientists estimate that coffee can increase fat-burning rates by as much as 30%. It is however important to remember that the effects of caffeine diminish with long-term coffee consumption.
Another way that coffee can boost your loved one’s health is because it contains important nutrients such as vitamin B2, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and many other nutrients. Many of these nutrients are only found in trace amounts in other food and so coffee is typically how people can absorb these essential nutrients. Some of these are critical in building a strong immune system while others help to promote brain cell health and so on. All these are critical functions that ultimately lead to better health for your loved one.
Reduced Risk of Diabetes
Although scientists are not clear on how this happens, they have noted decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes among coffee drinkers. Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower chance (typically between 20% and 50%) of getting this condition as opposed to people who do not take any coffee. The same studies showed that for each cup of coffee consumed, there was a 7% risk reduction when it came to developing type 2 diabetes.
Lowers Risk of Dementia
Critical to your loved ones is the association between coffee intake and lower risks of developing dementia and other memory problems. Many of these problems are behind their onset when individuals are around 65 years of age and older. Studies have indicated that coffee consumption can significantly lower the risk of an individual developing these conditions. However, this must be done in association with other mitigating measures such as healthy eating and weight management among others.
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