According to Healthline.com here are 7 reasons why coffee isn't just warm and engineering, it may actually be extremely good for you!
1. COFFEE CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER:
With the active ingredient being caffeine, a stimulant who's primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of Adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. By doing this caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain releasing dopamine & norepinephrine.
2. COFFEE CAN HELP YOU BURN FAT AND IMPROVES PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE:
Ever drink a cup of coffee and get the jitters right after? That's because caffeine is a stimulant that has an effect on the central nervous system by increasing the oxidation of fatty acids and raising your metabolism.
3. COFFEE MAY DRASTICALLY LOWER YOUR RISK OF TYPE II DIABETES:
Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has drastically increased over the years afflicting about 300 million people. Characterized by high blood glucose levels. Coffee can greatly reduce the risk ranging from 23% all the way up to 67%.
4. COFFEE MAY LOWER YOUR RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S & PARKINSON'S:
How awesome is this? Not only can coffee make you smart in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age! Studies show coffee drinkers have up to 60% lower risk of Alzheimers and dementia. Parkinson's may be lowered by 32-60%
5. COFFEE MAY BE EXTREMELY GOOD FOR YOUR LIVER:
The live is very vulnerable to excess consumption of alcohol and even fructose. Excess consumption can lead to Cirrhosis, the end stage of liver damage. Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower this risk by as much as 80% and could lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%.
6. COFFEE MAY DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH:
Coffee has a lot of health benefits even though there are still some who think it's unhealthy. Studies show during a 20 year period, the risk of premature death was lower by 30% among coffee drinkers.
7. COFFEE IS LOADED WITH NUTRIENTS AND ANTIOXIDANTS:
Coffee isn't just black water. The nutrients in the coffee beans get ground down and even make it into our cup! Alone they're not too significant but over time they do quickly add up. Coffee is also the biggest sorce of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking fruits & veggies.