Coffee and the effects of caffeine on humans have been much-debated issues for many years. Both the experts and the public are widely discussing whether coffee actually promotes cancer and to what extent it harms the organism. These myths have long been dispelled. So what are the beneficial effects of coffee on the human body that have actually been proven? The following article will please all those who love this liquid happiness.
Coffee is easily one of the most popular drinks in the world. No wonder! Its aroma and delicious taste have turned drinking coffee into a daily ritual for many people. Another reason why one might decide to have a coffee is its stimulating effects. After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream, from where it travels to the brain. Although it doesn't exactly supply one with energy, it prevents the brain from entering the so-called standby mode, which is why people mostly drink it when they need to feel less tired or more productive.
One of the other benefits of coffee is that it actually makes you feel happier! Caffeine promotes the release of the hormone serotonin, which affects the mood. It's not known as the "hormone of happiness and good mood" for nothing. But the list of beneficial effects of coffee doesn't end there!
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that causes cognitive decline. It is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. Parkinson's disease is caused by excessive brain-cell death and attacks the nervous system. Apart from the fact that at this point, none of these diseases can be cured they have one more thing in common. Caffeine protects the brain and can act as a prevention against both diseases.
Coffee is also a great helper in the fight against cancer. The disease, which is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, is one of the most common causes of death in the world. But drinking coffee can reduce the risk of the disease in the case of liver cancer or cancer of the lining of the uterus.
The liver is an irreplaceable organ in our body. It converts nutrients into energy, produce bile, fight infections and performs a number of other important functions. Sometimes, however, we really overtax our liver, especially with excessive alcohol consumption, which may lead to cirrhosis of the liver in the long run can. Research shows that coffee can protect the body against this serious disease.
A healthy intestine is the basis of human health. Regular consumption of caffeine protects against damage to the large intestine.
Antioxidants can compensate for harmful substances in the organism and reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. Our body can produce antioxidants, but only in limited quantities. Therefore, we must supplement their amount with a suitable diet. Coffee is high in antioxidants. It has been proven that some people get more antioxidants from their coffee than from fruits and vegetables. Also due to the amount of antioxidants, coffee has both cardioprotective and antiatherogenic (acting against atherosclerosis) effects.
Not only does caffeine delay the feeling of hunger, but it also forces the body to take energy from fats, thereby contributing to weight loss. Dietary supplement companies are aware of this and they make sure to add caffeine into almost every fat-burning product. And we have more good news for athletes! Caffeine increases the level of adrenaline in the blood. If you drink coffee before training, you can increase your performance. After a strenuous workout, caffeine helps relieve muscle pain.
How to biologically dispose of the rest of the coffee grounds from your coffee machine? Your skin will also appreciate the vitamins contained in coffee beans. Make a home peeling from coffee grounds, it will give your skin softness and elasticity. Coffee leftovers can help remove dead skin, on top of which they have a beautiful aroma. Since coffee grounds also alleviate cellulite, it would be a shame to put them only on your face. Mix the grounds with cane sugar and olive oil, and see what wonders they'll work!
Despite all the great effects of coffee, it is necessary to keep in mind that there can be too much of a good thing. Including caffeine! The recommended daily dose is approximately 300-400 mg, which is about 4 cups of coffee. For those who love a variety of hot drinks, it's necessary to count in other sources of caffeine. It can also be found in tea or energy drinks. Don't forget to include them in the recommended daily allowance. By not overdoing caffeine consumption, we can prevent side effects. Too much caffeine can irritate the stomach or increase blood pressure.
Whatever your reason for enjoying this delicious drink, you'll surely agree that coffee tastes best in pleasant company. As the Czech writer Halina Pawlowská said: