Here it is, the second part of the Health Benefits Of Coffee.
I decided to make this list in parts, so everyone can take their time and really see if some of these benefits are working for you.
1. Coffee Helps Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes
This study from 2014 shows positive results on the coffee impact on the blood sugar level. The conclusion was that people who increased their coffee intake by over one cup per day had an 11% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while people who reduced their coffee intake by one cup per day increased their risk of developing diabetes by 17%.
But this is not the case if one is already suffering from diabetes. In this case coffee intake an actually increase the blood sugar.
However, the health benefits are less, or even none if there is added sugar or dairy products, like milk or cream.
A pure coffee is your best choice to give you the needed kick in the morning or afternoon,
2. Coffee Helps To Speed Up Your Metabolism
One of the best benefits of coffee, if you ask me.
Coffee has this amazing benefit to increase your metabolic rate – which is the speed at which your body turns calories into energy.
The caffeine in coffee is known as a stimulant that help fight fatigues, gives you energy and increase your athletic performance.
However, you should take care of the unhealthy add-ons like dairy or sugars.
3. Coffee Helps In Reducing Depression
Even though there’s no final conclusion on this matter, there are many researches conducted to study the effect of caffeine on the people with depression.
One study shows positive results of the research conducted with over 300.000 participants where coffee and caffeine consumption were significantly associated with decreased risk of depression.
There are possible risk as well, that’s why responsible coffee drinking is recommended.
But I have to put it out here: coffee is making me happy!
4. Coffee Helps Reduce Chronic Pain
Well, this is kind of tricky, but cool whatsoever.
Coffee help reduces chronic pain only if you are sleep deprived.
The Boston-based team of researchers found that mice that were sleep-deprived became more sensitive to pain.
These mice were sleep-deprived and more sensitive to pain and were given traditional painkillers, including morphine, but they were less effective in relieving that pain. Caffeine helped the mice relive some of the sensitivity. Their dopamine level got higher, the hormone that makes us feel happy, which is reducing the feeling of pain further.
So, if you binge-watched your favorite series last night, a cup of coffee might make your pain little bit easier.
And even though more research is needed to fully understand this connection, an hour of extra sleep and extra cup of joy in the morning will do the trick.
5. Coffee Can Help In Soothing Inflammation
We already know that caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine receptors and that’s how it wakes us up in the morning.
A group of researches thought this might be how coffee can sooth inflammation, because blocking the adenosines might also block pathways that produce inflammatory molecules in the body.
What started as an ageing study, ended up with results showing relation between caffeine and inflammation.
According to a questionnaire, people in the less inflamed group of this study consumed more caffeinated beverages like coffee, soda, and tea. In fact, higher blood levels of caffeine and other caffeine breakdown products correlated with lower production of inflammatory molecules.
6. Coffee Can Help You Get Rid Of Dry Skin
it’s all because the coffee is packed with antioxidants. And antioxidants help protect your skin from damage.
The caffeine contained in coffee beans can help reduce inflammation due to skin problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Additionally, coffee grounds are promising for fighting skin infection diseases given the antimicrobial properties of their chlorogenic acids and caffeine.
Also, the caffeine and chlorogenic acids effectively protect the skin from UV-induced damages. Coffee oil thus combats the effects of photoaging, like wrinkles and discoloration.
I don’t need any more convincing, do you?
7. Coffee Can Help You Get Rid Of Dark Circles
Yes, it can, thanks to the many incredible benefits it has, but in this case not by drinking it.
(That’s not good, right?) – I’m joking, everything about coffee is great!
However, because of the caffeine’s ability to improve blood circulation and absorb water, it makes it perfect for treating dark circles and reducing puffiness and swelling around the eyes.
8. Coffee Is A Great Odor Fighter
You probably didn’t know that your favorite morning drink has the amazing ability to fight even the strongest kinds of smell.
In research to develop a novel, eco-friendly filter to remove toxic gases from the air, scientists at The City College of New York (CCNY) found that a material made from used coffee grounds can sop up hydrogen sulfide gas, the chemical that makes raw sewage stinky.
Dr. Teresa Bandosz, CCNY professor of chemistry and chemical engineering that develops and tests air filters using a form of charcoal called activated carbon. She realized that the caffeine in coffee comes equipped with packed with a special ingredient – nitrogen. Nitrogen cranks up carbon’s ability to clean sulfur from the air, a process called adsorption.
To make their new filter, Professor Bandosz and her colleagues carbonized old coffee grounds, essentially turning them into charcoal.
For now, however, she reuses it by herself and hopes coffee will be commercially developed into the next green waste filter.
9. Coffee Can Prevent Weight Gain
How many of you run in the bathroom immediately after their first morning coffee?
You already know that it’s because coffee is effective in speeding up the metabolism and acts like a natural laxative.
And it feels good, too.
There is a science behind this, too.
Over a four-week period, researchers studied rats that were given caffeine extract and fed a diet made up of 40 percent fat, 35 percent carbs, and 15 percent protein. They found that those who ingested more caffeine gained 16 percent less weight and gained 22 percent less body fat than those who got extract without caffeine.
So, drink up. Responsibly. And no sugar or dairy products in your coffee.
How do you feel about coffee?
Have you experienced some of these benefits of coffee or coffee products?
Tell me what you think and how do you feel about this subject, I’d love to hear from you.
Enjoy your coffee!!!