Health Benefits of Coffee
Updated: Nov 20, 2021
At first, it is Caffeine that comes into our minds when we mostly think of Coffee. But it's not the only thing that Coffee comprises of. Coffee also contains Anti-oxidants and several other active substances. Coffee seeds contain amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and pectin as well.
Altogether, Coffee is a wizardly warrior that can even fight against several cancers, cardiovascular diseases, type 2-diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. No matter why they call it a "super diet".
Talking about Caffeine, it is basically a Stimulant Drug that stimulates your central nervous system. As this part of the brain controls numerous functions and regulates several hormone levels, introducing Caffeine to your diet would definitely have the potential of bringing numerous changes in it. And almost all of these changes are positive and quite productive for any healthy person.
Let's get digging into these Coffee Seeds now!
The caffeine present in coffee triggers the release of Adrenaline. This fight-or-flight hormone increases the amount of energy in the body, specifically brain, by providing some extra glucose for it to burn. As a result, your brain gets rid of tiredness, gets more alert and active.
A few minutes after you absorb caffeine from your cup of coffee, adrenaline kicks in — redistributing blood to the muscles and altering the body's metabolism. This gives your muscles a fresh stream of oxygenated blood for combustion while your metabolism was also triggered along it. This is how you get rid of tiredness and feel that hyperactivity after a shot of coffee.
Helps Fight Cancer:
Coffee can potentially reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. It can rush carcinogens through the digestive tract, flushing them speedily and thus keeping the gut from being exposed to them. Caffeine additionally has anti-oxidant cell and reinforcement properties, which may restrict the development and movement of colon cancer cells. In cell studies, caffeine impacted cell signaling, which suppressed cell development and helped in the elimination of colorectal cancer cells.
Caffeic Acid also possesses anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) properties and demonstrates anti-tumor activity.
Helps Burn Fat:
Caffeine is one of the amazing natural substances that has a proven ability of increasing fat burn. Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, telling the fat cells to break down body fat and thus, directly increasing the percentage of fat burning; about 10% more fat burn in obese individuals and 29% in lean people. (Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14684395/)
Furthermore, the way it increases your metabolism rate also results in an increased rate of fat burn in your body.
Better Physical Performance:
So Coffee is stimulating your brain, eliminating fatigue, increasing your heart rate and breath rate; this surge in the input for your body increases your physical performance drastically. You get more glucose to burn, more oxygen for combustion and a better flow of blood into your vessels to support athletic performance and exercising.
Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease:
Alzheimer's Disease is a neurodegenerative (brain damage by the time) disease that mostly affects people over the age of 65. It affects around 10 million people