Many of us can’t start our day without our morning cup of coffee - but did you know that cup of coffee actually has numerous health benefits? Beyond caffeine, coffee is very rich in antioxidants arming it with plenty of healthy perks. It’s been found that it is the biggest source of antioxidants in a typical “Western” diet. Coffee also contains these essential nutrients: Vitamins B2, B3 and B5, manganese and potassium. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of the following diseases: Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s and even certain types of cancer. Coffee, as we know, helps us feel more energized, improves physical performance and even helps to burn fat. The effects of coffee on our neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine can also improve various aspects of our brain function including mood, memory, vigilance and reaction times. By the same token, coffee has been linked to lowering the risk of developing depression and may dramatically reduce suicide risk. So for us coffee lovers, we can definitely rejoice in enjoying its many benefits. However, remember not to overdo it and aim for consistency. Most studies show that 400mg a day is safe for most healthy adults (this is the equivalent to 4 regular-sized cups). And to ensure that it doesn’t affect your sleep, cut off any intake at least six hours before bedtime. And don’t forget that H2O should always remain as our primary beverage! ☕️
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