Coffee: 10 Benefits of Coffee

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 21 Jun, 2018

Coffee is considered to be one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the United States. Although coffee is not good for you in large amounts, studies show that coffee can be beneficial when consumed in moderation. There are a number of health benefits that can be experienced when drinking coffee on a regular basis.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other benefits that can improve your overall health. As much as two cups a day can give coffee drinkers a much lower risk of several serious illnesses. Consider pouring yourself a cup before a morning run or enjoying it with a nice breakfast sandwich before you get your day started.

Coffee Benefit #1: Cognitive Function

Since caffeine acts as a stimulant, it increases the energy levels of people who need to be wide awake and engaged. Studies show that coffee is one of the most commonly used “psychoactive substance” in the world. This is pretty imaginable, considering the amount of tasks that need to be achieved by the end of the day if you own a house, have a family, or work.

After caffeine is absorbed through the bloodstream, it travels into the brain and it blocks neurotransmitter called adenosine. This causes norepinephrine and dopamine to be released and enhances their function. Not only does coffee improve brain function, but it also helps with your mood, memory and reaction times to different stimulants throughout the day. Drinking a cup of coffee may be the difference between actively engaging in your morning meeting or zoning out for the hour.

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