Health Benefits of Coffee

Keep those antioxidants at bay:

Coffee contains antioxidants. During the formation of cells in your body, a process called ‘oxidation’ takes place. If this process goes awry, it can for a multitude of reasons, bad cells, or ‘oxidants’ are formed. These oxidants create various issues with cell growth and multiplication. Here’s where coffee comes to your rescue.

Coffee, like many other food items, consists of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants fight against the wrongly formed oxidants, thus creating a safe environment for your cells to grow.

For washboard abs:

Coffee contains caffeine, an alkaloid that not only helps give coffee its remarkable taste but also increases your stamina. Athletes, cyclists and swimmers are advised to drink a cup of coffee 30-60 minutes before they go about the business as coffee helps alleviate and reduce stress.

Also, coffee puts your mind on a jog and this helps in situations where you might have to think a lot or do some mental arithmetic, like during exams and tests.

Memory boost:

Coffee, surprisingly, helps boost your memory. An experiment conducted in Austria, using FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans, has confirmed that gulping down a cup of coffee before simple memory tests helps one remember better. Coffee helps improve short-term memory and reaction times.

So the next time you sit down to take an exam, remember to sit back, kick your feet up and drink in a cup of steaming hot coffee, it might just help you ace your test.

Other major health benefits:

A cup of coffee a day keeps that type 2 diabetes away. Researchers in USA have found that a certain antioxidant in coffee helps the way our bodies process sugar, thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Coffee also helps keep liver damage at bay. Research shows that when it comes to cirrhosis, hepatitis or even alcohol abuse, coffee drinkers show much less liver damage. Coffee also reduces the risk of liver cancer according to some other studies.