Time for coffee has changed. More and more, with each past day, we hear that drinking coffee will bring us many positive changes, to our body and mind, which prevail its unfavorable effects, like triggering jumpy feelings or causing sleep deprivation.


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Besides caffeine, which is a natural chemical component that excites the brain and nervous system, coffee beans have contents high in antioxidants that combat free radicals, repress inflammation and slow down aging. Other nutrients that they contain are magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9 or folate.

So it’s true. With all this on our plate, coffee can be beneficial to our overall health.

Take this dark black beverage in moderate amounts, of just two cups daily, one in the morning and one in the mid-afternoon. These fairly regular daily intervals of coffee consumption won’t agitate your nervous system and will prove worthy of your time with all those health benefits you’ll get. And it’s not just that! It will also improve your social life, as coffee has proven to be a really good company in the small talks you have with your friends.

What can coffee do for you?

Coffee can improve your brain function and make you smarter. Caffeine is one of the most repeatedly consumed psychoactive substances in the world. Right after drinking your cup of coffee, the caffeine gets absorbed into your bloodstream and goes straight to your brain. By blocking the inhibitory neurotransmitters and providing stimulating properties, it affects the brain activities and it makes your mind work better. Drinking coffee can also improve your mood and combat depression, improve your memory, energy levels, reaction times, vigilance and general cognitive function.

Drinking coffee increases your metabolic rate and can help you burn fat. Coffee is found in almost all fat burning products and supplements, thanks to the caffeine it contains. Caffeine is a natural substance that sends direct signals to the cells throughout your nervous system, to tell them to break down fat. It is also known that it can boost your metabolic rate by 3-11 percent, depending on overall body mass and age. It is less effective in obese individuals, about 10 percent, than in lean people, about 29 percent. The effect also gets diminished with age – as we grow older, we feel less and less the caffeine stimuli on our metabolic rate. Just don’t exaggerate. Long term coffee intake may make your body intolerant to the effects and stop working.

Coffee can improve your physical performance. Caffeine is known to affect and increase the adrenaline in your bloodstream, commonly known as the fighting hormone that provides extra strength for intense physical exertion. By breaking down the fat cells and releasing fatty acids, the caffeine fuels your body with the much needed extra energy, which in turn can improve your physical performance by 11-12 percent. Well, now it makes sense why having a cup of strong black coffee, about a half an hour before hitting the gym, improves our workout.

Coffee helps protect brain cells from degenerative diseases. Many believe that our favorite black drink is capable of preventing Alzheimer’s disease, which is a common neurodegenerative disease, and thus reduces the risk of suffering from dementia when older. Furthermore, it is also believed that higher coffee intake decreases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and that it helps control movement in people already suffering from the degenerative disorder. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure for these neurodegenerative diseases.

Coffee consumption lowers the probabilities of developing type 2 diabetes. Some people say that diabetes and coffee intake have an inverse relationship. The more coffee you drink, the less likely you’ll suffer from diabetes. If you are an obsessed coffee lover, then your risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes is by 23-50 percent lower than in other individuals. Just be careful and drink pure black coffee only, as its creamy, sugary versions may give you the opposite effect.

Coffee lowers the probability of developing liver diseases. Many suggest that coffee significantly lowers the odds of getting liver cancer, liver fibrosis or cirrhosis. Subsequently, getting a cup of pure black coffee now and then may be truly beneficial for your liver’s overall health.

Many argue that coffee drinkers live longer. It feels natural to come to this kind of conclusion, since coffee boosts our health in so many ways. So why just not say, dark black coffee might be the most important drink of them all.