As one of the most popular drinks in the world, coffee has many supporters, but there are also opponents. Not everyone necessarily likes it, but it is worthwhile for you to know a little about it – because it is very interesting!
Here are 5 facts about coffee that you should know!
Increases energy levels and improves brain function
Coffee helps to reduce feelings of fatigue because it contains CAFFEINE, a psychoactive stimulant that gets the body going. After drinking coffee, caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream, from where it takes a short route to the brain. There it stimulates neurons to work – improving memory, mood, energy levels, reaction time or mood.
2. Helps burn fat
Caffeine is a natural compound that is scientifically proven to help burn fat and thus lose weight.
Studies report that caffeine increases the metabolic rate by 3-10%. Other studies show that in obese people caffeine helps burn fat by up to 10%, while in slimmer people it helps burn fat by up to 25%!
It is worth remembering, however, that during weight loss, the most important thing is a negative calorie balance – even 4 coffees drunk in one day are no substitute for a healthy and balanced diet!
3. Coffee is rich in essential vitamins and minerals
Despite the famous rumour that coffee washes magnesium out of the body… The current scientific facts are a little different: Coffee is a source of vitamins and minerals. The myth of “magnesium leaching” is untrue – therefore it is a myth ???? – therefore not worth believing.
What is worth focusing on? Coffee provides:
– Vitamin B12, vitamin B5, vitamin B3 (approximately 5% is in one cup)
– Magnesium, potassium (approximately 3% of the daily requirement is contained in one cup)
Are these quantities insufficient for you? Well – by drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day you are adding small ‘bricks’ of minerals and vitamins to your daily balance. Add in vegetables, fruit, whole-grain cereals, sources of protein and healthy fats – and you can avoid unnecessary expenditure on supplementation!
4. Coffee lowers the risk of developing type II diabetes
Type II diabetes is a very common problem – millions of people worldwide are affected by this disease, It is characterised by raised blood sugar levels due to insulin resistance or reduced insulin secretion.
People who consume coffee have a reduced risk of developing type II diabetes by an average of 40% from people who do not drink coffee wale!
5. Coffee helps fight depression and improves mood!
As depression is a serious illness that affects the quality as well as the length of life – it is worth focusing on this topic as well. People who drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day have a 20% lower risk of developing depression, while depressed people who consume coffee in the same amounts have a 55% lower risk of dying by suicide.