In this generation, coffee shops seem to spring up almost everywhere.
Coffee is the ever famous kick-starter drink to most of us, at the same time, an essential to meetings and even when catching up with our friends.
Aside from the fact that coffee tastes amazing, here are a few more reasons why you should get yourself a cup on a daily basis:
1. It makes you smarter.
Most commonly known as a stimulant, Caffeine increases the release of neurotransmitters that improves general cognitive functions.
That’s why it’s easier to focus and come up with ideas!
2. Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
It has been said that caffeine improves a person’s cognitive performance, by blocking the Adenosine receptors wherein the chain reaction that causes the inflammation in the brain that may cause AD starts.
Same with how it makes us smarter, it makes our brain work work work work work.
3. Fights stress.
Simply by smelling the aroma neurotransmitters get activated that helps reduce emotional and physical stress.
Admit it, the smell of coffee is so addictively good!
4. Boosts your energy level.
Once the Adenosine gets blocked, it gives way to other neurotransmitters such as Norepinephrine (increases alertness, focus etc) and Dopamine (promotes motor control and motivation).
I can do it all, but first, COFFEE!
5. Happier days.
Coffee promotes the production of Dopamine (See #4) and at the same time increases the production of serotonin (contributor to happiness and the feeling of well being).
Sometimes, it will even make you want to break into a sing and dance number.
6. Instant antioxidant.
It does not only help fight and stabilize free radicals, but it also helps prevent fight obesity.
That satisfying feeling of freedom after doing your business *insert flushing toilet sound*.
7. Better performance for athletes.
Caffeine gives signals to the nervous system to increase the release of fatty acids in the bloodstream and using them as fuel, hence burning the fat.
Plus, it also reduces onground exhaustion and post-exercise soreness!
8. Lower risk of Type II Diabetes.
People without Diabetes appear to have protective effects in insulin and glucose sensitivity. It is said that coffee helps reduce the risk of acquiring the metabolic disease.
It’s a win-win, as long as you’ve never been diagnosed with Type II DM.
9. Prevents liver cancer.
Caffeine protects the liver from cirrhosis as It suppresses the production of Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF).
Safe to say that it is also beneficial to alcohol drinkers.
10. Lower risk at Parkinson’s Disease.
Caffeine helps lowen the risk and helps those who are experiencing Parkinson’s Disease, through an increase in the production of Dopamine. In which, low Dopamine levels is the primary cause of Pakinson’s disease.
It keeps your brain active, hence, prevents Dementia that may lead to Parkinson’s Disease.
So.. Anyone up for coffee? 🙂