Evidence accumulated over centuries suggests caffeine can be very good for you. We honestly don’t know why the misconception that coffee is bad for you persists. Why is it good?
Helps Burn Fat
Caffeine stimulates the metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids. It also improves athletic performance by burning fat tissue.
Protects from Dementia
Coffee can protect from Alzheimer’s disease, a common neurodegenerative disorder and the main cause of elderly dementia. Studies have shown coffee lovers have up to a 60% lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Evidence suggests caffeine can lower your risk of Parkinson’s by up to 60%.
Helps you Live Longer
One large recent study showed drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of premature death.
Protects the Liver
In our day and age, the liver is more at risk than ever. Alcohol, fructose (fruit juice), and processed foods are among the biggest threats. A series of studies has shown that coffee can reduce the risk of cirrhosis, the stage preceding liver carcinoma (cancer), by up to 80%. The strongest effect was felt by those who drank 4 or more cups per day. Coffee can also reduce the risk of liver carcinoma by around 40%.
Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
300 million people worldwide suffer from type 2 diabetes. This illness is characterized by high blood glucose levels due to inability to produce insulin or insulin resistance. Studies have shown that coffee has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes repeatedly. It lowers the risk by 23% to as much as 67%.
Stimulates Brain Functions
Caffeine is the most frequently consumed stimulant in the world. By blocking the effects of adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, it increases neuronal firing in the brain and stimulates the release of a number of neurotransmitters that in turn increase the speed of cognitive processes. These include norepinephrine and dopamine.