Antioxidant seems to be the buzzword in recent years. Those of us concerned with increasing our intake are washing handfuls of blueberries down with green tea on a regular basis. All the while one of the best sources of antioxidants is right under our noses…literally. Coffee!
Heavens to betsy…my precious cup of joe is good for me?!
Not only is coffee packed full of antioxidants but, it is rich in b vitamins, potassium and manganese. All of these nutrients combine to provide an array of amazing health benefits including:
1-Coffee can help fight depression by releasing dopamine to the brain. According to research regular coffee drinkers are 10% less likely to be depressed.
2-Aids in liver function. The risk of developing cirrhosis is significantly lower for coffee lovers.
3-The antioxidants in your favorite java may reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s by preventing damage to brain cells.
4-Caffeine increases metabolism and stamina during exercise. But, don’t think you will find the same results with soda, it’s all about the naturally occurring caffeine in coffee.
5-Your skin will thank you for your daily cup. Coffee can help reduce the signs of aging and may even aid in the prevention of skin cancer according to a study done at Rutgers University.
6- Coffee has been proven to reduce the risk of prostate and endometrial cancer.
7-Drink coffee before you put on those daisy dukes- it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
In addition, I truly believe that coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures. Carving out that moment of time each day to enjoy something just for you will do wonders for your well-being.
P.S. Remember, everything in moderation too much of anything can be harmful to your health.