Health & Fitness
3 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For Your Health
Many of us need a cup of joe for the energy boost, but did you know that it’s also good for your health? Coffee in moderation has numerous health benefits; there are several evidence-based studies that have shown that coffee drinkers have much lower risk of several serious diseases. According to leading nutritionist Dr. Keith Kantor, here are three health benefits of coffee:
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1. Coffee can help your body burn fat.
Coffee is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid in fat burning. A study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that caffeine can boost metabolic rates by 3 to 11 percent, meaning the caffeine in coffee will help your body burn additional calories at rest.
2. Coffee can drastically improve physical performance.
A study from Medicine Science and Sports Medicine Journal shows drinking an 8-12 oz serving of coffee 30 minutes before a training session will increase Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood, allowing the body to perform at a higher level during a workout. Those who consumed coffee had increased carbohydrate and VO2 metabolism.
3. Coffee can lower your risk of some serious diseases.
Coffee contains antioxidants Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), Manganese,
Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin (vitamin B3). A study by Diabetologia has shown that coffee and tea drinkers who consume 2-3 cups of coffee per day have a lower risk for Type 2 Diabetes by 42 percent. This is directly related to the effects of the magnesium and potassium that coffee contains and how it works on the overall metabolism. There are several studies that relate to the effects of coffee on reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, including those of American Medical Association and the Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Publication.