Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. The genus Coffea is native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. This bean is enjoyed worldwide in both hot and cold beverages form.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the five amazing benefits of adding coffee intake in your diet:
Boosts exercise routine: Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning before hitting the treadmill can help you feel more energetic and stronger. A study conducted by Coventry University found that having a cup of coffee an hour before running race could improve performance times by 2%.
Reduces risk of diabetes: Research conducted by Aarhus University in Denmark found substances in coffee that can reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
Initially, the scientists had suspected that caffeine was responsible for this effect but later identified other substances in coffee that are responsible for this effect.
Helps in burning fat: Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning. several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11% (10, 11). however, it’s possible that these effects diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.
Protects from liver diseases: A study conducted by Southampton University found that drinking coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis. Drinking just one cup per day was shown to reduce the risk by 22%, two cups by 43%, and three cups by 57%.
Boosts heart functions in the elderly: A study conducted by Heinrich-Heine-University’s Medical Faculty in Germany showed that drinking four cups of coffee daily can enhance the function of heart cells as well as help the elderly recover from heart attacks.
The study conducted on mice showed that coffee promotes movement of a regulatory protein which enhances their function to protect cardiovascular cells from damage.