We all love a cup of joe. It wakes us up for the day, prepares us for a meeting, and makes us human. Of course, coffee should be consumed in moderation, because no one really wants to have a heart murmur, but there are actually quite a few benefits to drinking coffee, and here are some of them.
1) It Can Stop Migraines
Migraine expert, Lisa Moane from Holistic Health shares a benefit of coffee. “A cup of black coffee early in a migraine attack can stop it in its tracks.” Find out more about Holistic Health by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
2) It Increases Your Metabolism
Coffee is a great way to boost your metabolism. Studies have shown that caffeine can increase your metabolic rate, in the short term. You can sit on your bed, wrapped in your duvet with a hot cup of coffee, and burn calories, doing nothing! If you drink coffee long term, however, it may not have the same effect. So, keep the caffeine consumption to a minimum.
3) It Can Help Preserve Your Muscles
Did you know that every time you drink coffee, your brain releases a substance called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor), which prevents your body from experiencing atrophy (i.e. wasting away). This means you’re less likely to experience an injury if you drink coffee.
4) It Can Make You Smarter
Coffee is not only a great way to wake you up, it can actually improve your memory, and help make you smarter. There are chemicals in coffee that blocks the neurotransmitter Adenosine, which in turn, increases the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, which improves your brain’s function. There have also been studies that show that two cups of eight ounce coffee (a short for those who love Starbucks) can improve your long term memory.
5) It Can Make You More Persuadable
Lukeus “The Don” Povis, from Cartel Coffee Espresso Bars, shares a surprising benefit of drinking coffee. “One of my favourites is that coffee makes people more persuadable as demonstrated in a UQ Australia study. So always bring the coffee to that next meeting with the boss!” Find out more about Cartel Coffee by following them on Facebook.
When you wake up on the weekend, head outside, sit under the awning and enjoy a cup of coffee. You’ll reap more benefits than you realise, and give yourself the perfect perk needed to start your day!