6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Drink Coffee Every Day
Not only does coffee taste great, but it gives us a burst of much-needed energy first thing in the morning, and the heat from the coffee gives us comfort and warmth as well.
So, to all the coffee aficionados in the world, please feel free to raise your mugs and toast all of your coffee drinking friends after reading this article.
1. It boosts Your Metabolism
This is good news for anyone thinking of starting a workout routine, or for others who have an exercise regimen in place already. The caffeine from the coffee will naturally boost your energy levels, revving up your metabolism so you can kickstart your day. While the effects are short-lived, you can still take advantage of the extra energy while it lasts.
Also, drinking coffee after a workout can even increase the metabolism. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that endurance athletes who had a cup of coffee after exercise had a 66 percent increase in muscle glycogen, which helped them to quickly replace energy stores used during exercise.
2. Coffee Increases Brain Health
Some studies suggest that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease up to 65% by drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day. Other studies have also shown that the risk of Parkinson’s disease can decrease by 32-60% with the help of coffee.
Drinking coffee also inhibits adenosine which impairs the release of beneficial neurotransmitters meaning it increases the feel-good chemicals in the brain. Coffee also improves mood, reaction time, alertness, memory and cognitive performance.
3. Your overall mood might improve
In addition to preventing diseases, coffee’s caffeine content is directly correlated with your brain. These effects are especially seen at low levels of consumption (about 75 mg). Caffeine has been associated with positive actions on the brain, including improved mental alertness and attention, help with concentration, and improved mood. On the note of an improved mood and, ultimately, a decrease in depression, according to the AARP, “Coffee cuts suicide risk. A 2013 study by Harvard’s School of Public Health found that those who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day cut their suicide risk by 45 percent—possibly because caffeine’s stimulant effect helps boost people’s moods.”
4. Reduced Risk Of Skin Cancer
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that older adults who consumed four or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of developing malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer in the U.S. Researchers believe that coffee protects against certain types of skin cancer due to the high amount of antioxidants and phytochemicals present.
5. Decreased Risk Of Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is a very deadly type of cancer responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. Just one cup of coffee can decrease your risk of this disease by 20%, two cups a day by 35% and 4 cups of more up to 50%. (The FDA does not recommend drinking more than 400 milligrams or 4 cups of coffee a day)
One medical professor from the University of Edinburgh says: “We have shown coffee reduces cirrhosis and also liver cancer. Coffee has also been reported to reduce the risk of death from many other causes. (In moderation), coffee can be a wonderful, natural medicine.”
6. Coffee Reduces Risk Of Type-2 Diabetes
Last but certainly not least, drinking coffee daily can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A study from The American Chemical Society found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50%.
What’s more, these conclusions held true, regardless of sex, weight, or height. This study, however, determined that it is actually coffee, not the caffeine itself that protects against diabetes. Decaffeinated coffee was just as effective as mitigating the onset of diabetes.