We all love our coffee and I come bearing some fantastic news: studies have proven that coffee is actually good for you!
Beyond the pleasant aroma and the always reliable morning pick-me-up, there is growing evidence that is proving coffee is healthy for us (in moderation, of course).
So how is coffee actually making your life better?
Coffee can act as a mood enhancer
There is a reason why you feel a million times better after you have had your morning cup of coffee. One study found that women who drank four or more cups of coffee every day were 20 percent less likely to suffer from depression.
Boosts Your Mood
There might be a reason why a cup of coffee can turn a morning frown into a smile. There’s growing evidence that coffee boosts dopamine production in the brain. One study found that women who drank four or more cups of coffee every day were 20 percent less likely to suffer from depression. Another found that coffee drinkers were half as likely to attempt suicide.
Guards Your Heart
According to a study done at Harvard, two or more cups of coffee each day could protect you against heart failure.
Researchers have also found that people who drank four cups of coffee each day had an 11 percent lower risk of heart failure.
Prolongs your life
Sounds a tad dramatic, but hear me out. A study that accounted for poor lifestyle habits found that those who drank at least one cup of coffee each day lowered their risk of dying from lifestyle-related health problems over the period of a decade.
Can help you burn fat
Did you know that caffeine is one of the rare natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning?Many studies have proven that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%. As excited as we are by this statistic, they have also noted that the effects will diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.
There you have it, go ahead and drink coffee – It’s good for you!