How a Cup of Coffee benefits us?


Well most of us love to start our day with a mug of coffee. Some are in love with its aroma, its warmth, its flavor and its energy boosts that runs through-out the day. Though there has been some criticism about the intake of coffee, but moderate intake about 1-3 cups a day have various proven health benefits. 

Coffee is brimming with antioxidants, even higher than fruits and vegetables, the major ones are polyphenols and hydrocinnamic acids, which combat the free radicals and keep the cellular damage under-check. It has been proven by one of the Harvard studies that, coffee consumption can significantly dip the incidence of type 2 diabetes, provided the sugar is not heaped in. The morning dose of caffeine surge the metabolic rate, thus you tend to burn more calories than you usually do. Coffee has amazing benefits in store for our nervous system; it is known to reduce or even delay he development of Parkinson’s, and people who are already suffering from Parkinson’s are likely to have better controlled movements than the non-coffee drinkers. Researchers believe coffee helps calm the neural inflammation responsible for Multiple Sclerosis, thus lowering the risk and its recurrence. The substance trigonelline found in coffee contains neuro-protective properties, significantly lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

The high antioxidant levels are thought to prevent certain cancers especially liver and uterine cancers. Along with intake of coffee if smoking is avoided, the incidence of stroke can be reduce by 15%. Its caffeine content can be used as relieving agent for migraine. Moreover moderate intake of coffee increases our longevity; it reduces the risk of succumbing to death from diseases. 

So it is good start our day with a warm cup of coffee!

-Koya Satyasri