#InternationalCoffeeDay Benefits of Coffee Explained
Coffee a friend to us all a lot of the time, providing us with a much needed kick when our energy levels are low.
However this magical little bean also carries other benefits to our health.
1. Improves Memory Reducing Risk Of Alzheimers
A recent study shows, that people that drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 65% than those that didn’t
2. Heart Health
If you are serious about health then taking care of the most important muscle in the body, The Heart is a must.
Simply drinking 1 to 2 cups a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease by 38%
3. Defense Against Diabetes
Drinking coffee can also have a significant affect on reducing your risk of diabetes.
Just make sure your aren’t overdoing it on the sugar.
4. Weight Loss
Looking to lose some weight? If yes coffee can be a fantastic thermogenic aid.
Some studies have been able to show a significant drop in weight when supplementing coffee into the diet.
5. Reducing Pain
We all get aches and pains even if we aren’t working out.
One study in office workers showed that those that took a coffee break recorded less pain and more energy than those that didn’t.
So next time some asks if you want to a coffee break, say YES.
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