According to recent studies, coffee has been shown to be loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.
Although there are one or two reasons why drinking coffee can be questionable, the health benefits that come with it are incredible.
According to recent studies, coffee has been shown to be loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. Furthermore, it was also shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.
However, with a total of over 400 billion cups of coffee estimated to be consumed around the world on a yearly basis, it is important to note that the potential health benefits that come with drinking coffee include protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promoting a healthy heart.
Here are some of the incredible health benefits that come with drinking coffee
1. It improves physical performance
Not without reason do business minded people start their day with a cup of coffee. This, however, can be attributed to the fact that the caffeine in it stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat.
And as a result, they are released into the blood as free fatty acids; making them available as fuel. Owing to this, various theories suggest that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average.
2. It protects against diabetes
Studies have shown that coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes. And this claim is backed by a lot of researchers.
According to a recent review of research conducted by Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that the risk of type II diabetes decreases by 9% for each daily cup of coffee consumed.
Also, researchers at UCLA identified that drinking coffee increases plasma levels of the protein sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). It is important to note that SHBG controls the biological activity of the body’s sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Furthermore, Dr. Simin Liu, one of the authors of the study, said that an “inverse association” exists between coffee consumption and risk for type 2 diabetes.