Your morning cup gets you going and gives you the energy to start your day, but how you drink it plays a role in how beneficial it is for your health. Black coffee is low in fat and calories and supplies a wealth of antioxidants that help protect your health. Certain risks have been linked to drinking large amounts of black coffee, but a cup of coffee every morning is fine.
Here are 8 health benefits of Black Coffee
It improves your liver :- Unlike drinking alcohol everyday, drinking black coffee actually improves your liver. People who drink this same amount also have as much as a 40% lower rate of developing liver cancer.
It makes u smarter :- Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant that reacts with the body and can boost one’s mood, energy, cognitive functioning, thus making him/her relatively smart over a period of time.
it increases metabolism :- Want to lose a little weight? Not as active as you’d like to be? Drink coffee. This doesn’t mean you should drink coffee instead of working out. You should probably still do both. But it can lead to a healthier, happier you.
it is full of nutrients :- Remember, caffeine, which coffee is full of, increases dopamine in the brain. Drinking coffee is literally a life saver, and something I wish more people would do more often for this specific reason. If you know someone struggling with depression, taking them out for a cup of coffee here and there can make all the difference.
It lowers your risk for several types of cancer :- You’re less likely to develop liver cancer. It also works well to reduce your chances of colorectal cancer. People who drink 4-5 cups of black coffee a day have a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer, and a 40% lower risk of liver cancer. And since liver and colorectal are the cancers responsible for the 3rd and 4th most deaths in the world, this is rather impactful. Coffee also reduces your risk for skin cancer, particularly in women, by about 20%.
It reduces your risk for heart disease :- Those who drink coffee regularly have a 20% less risk for stroke, and generally have lower rates of heart disease. As caffeine increases your heart rate, coffee is actually good for cardiovascular health. Drinking a few cups of coffee a day has a similar effect to going for a walk. Drinking black coffee keeps your heart healthier. Please do not use this as an excuse to not exercise, though. It doesn’t work quite that well.
Improve energy level and focus :- Caffeine is one of the most commonly consumed psychoactive substances. Everyone knows that coffee contains it. Caffeine gets absorbed in the bloodstream and reaches the brain where it blocks Adenosin. This blocking of the adenosin results in an increase in Norepinephrine and Dopamine. Which in turn increases the firing of the neurons and improves our energy and vigilance.
Prevent cavities :- One more benefit of Black Coffee is that it kills the bacteria that causes tooth decay. A US study by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs tracked the coffee consuming habits of 1,152 men in the time period of 1968-1998 and concluded that coffee provided protection from gum diseases. This means, if you are a foodie and lazy enough to not brush your teeth at least twice a day, include coffee in your diet or face problems later.