9 Remarkable Reasons Why Coffee is Good For You, as Well as Delicious.

A Few Facts About Coffee, Including Some Weird Ones.

• Legend has it that 9th century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to ‘dance’ after eating the fruit of the coffee plant. A local monk, then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night; therefore the original cup of coffee was born.

• Coffee beans are actually seeds.

• Brazil produces about 1/3 of the world’s supply.

• The world’s largest cup of coffee was brewed in Colombia in 2019. It held a whopping 22,739 litres. Check out this Youtube clip.

https://youtu.be/BDNjdVUxxWw

• The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic word for wine: “qahwah.”

• One cup of black coffee has only 1 calorie.

• A 38 – yes, that’s right – a 38-year-old cat named “Creme Puff” drank coffee every morning of her whole life.

• Scientists have turned ground coffee into biodiesel.

• Globally people drink about 2.25 BILLION cups of coffee every DAY!

• Coffee can be poisonous. But only if you drink between 80 to 100 cups!

• The first, ever webcam was invented at the University of Cambridge, to let people know if their coffee pot was full or not!

9 Remarkable Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You.

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The obvious benefits of coffee is that it increases our energy and helps us to feel less tired. Coffee, also or rather caffeine:-

1. Can improve your physical performance because caffeine increases adrenaline which prepares your body for intense, physical exertion. In other words, it helps you to run away from that tiger! Caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel. Your performance can be improved by 11-12% on average.

2. Contains essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium.

3. May lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Studies have noted that those who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease.

4. May protect you from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

5. May also lower the risk of Parkinson’s. Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk ranging from 32-60%.

6. May protect your liver. People who drink 4 or more cups per day, have up to an 80% lower risk of cirrhosis.

7. Can help with depression. A Harvard study showed women who drank 4 or more cups a day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.

8. Can lower risk of developing liver and colorectal cancer.

9. Finally, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet. Studies show that many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruit and vegetables combined.

Coffee and me.

I’ve always loved coffee. I started to drink it before my long runs and found it definitely helped to improve my stamina.

I also find that my concentration is better after a drink of coffee.

About a few years ago, I discovered that I prefer black coffee and now wonder why I spoilt my coffee by adding milk! It tastes delicious with either a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or a tsp of cocoa powder.

I can’t drink caffeine after lunch because I don’t sleep well at night if I do. I switch to decaf. Also, too much coffee can trigger my postmenopausal sweats. Don’t worry if you prefer decaf coffee. The health benefits are the same as normal coffee.

So, appreciate your coffee. Try not to drink 80 cups, though! About 4 cups a day is recommended for the health benefits.

Do you drink coffee? Or do you prefer tea. Why not let me know in the comments box.

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Sources: goodhousekeeping.com, boredpanda.com, buzzfeed.com, healthline.com, medicalnewstoday.com, bbcgoodfood.com, mayoclinic.org, webmd.com

6 thoughts on “9 Remarkable Reasons Why Coffee is Good For You, as Well as Delicious.

  1. I love coffee in the morning and Lhom is a good barista! Did you know that drinking coffee AND tea potentiate their effect on health. But you must have read my article on this subject.
    I always love your historic facts. Have a nice Sunday!

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