We’ve all had the experience of pulling ourselves from our beds groggy and dull, slow of mind, and slower of body. A hot shower and some breakfast later, and many of us are still dragging as we consider the whole day lurking in front of us. Then, one cup of coffee in and we’re wide awake with the car keys in our hands and ready for the day. For so many of us, we need our cup of coffee before we can even begin to be ready to meet the challenges of the day. If you’re one of those people who can’t start the day without a good cup of joe, it turns out that science shows there’s a good reason for that.
Coffee is high in B vitamins and antioxidants. It wakes up your metabolism and releases chemicals that kick your brain into overdrive. This means that your morning cup of coffee wakes up both your body and mind. Increasingly, doctors and scientists are finding that moderate coffee usage (four cups a day or less) can have profoundly positive benefits for your life.
Numerous studies have found that drinking coffee before a workout improves performance. Also, since caffeine is known to jump-start your metabolism, drinking coffee has actually been found to aid in burning fat and improves weight loss endeavors. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that coffee combined with a healthy diet was actually found to advance longevity in adults. There is also evidence that coffee works with diet to aid in warding off type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.
Improved Mental Function
Coffee has also been shown to help in studies of mental activities. It’s not just that coffee “wakes you up,” but it actually improves learning and cognitive function. Coffee has been found to be an effective aid for studying, problem-solving, and test scores on thought problems. A study in the Journal of Nutrition finds evidence to show that this mental boost may be a long-term effect for coffee drinkers. In fact, a Baltimore Longitudinal Study on aging found that the improved memory and thinking skills from coffee have been found to help to lower incidences of Alzheimer’s and dementia in seniors.
Coffee has been shown to have a beneficial result on mood. Coffee causes your brain to release serotonin and dopamine that are the key to our sense of happiness. Coffee literally floods your brain with happiness. The result of this happiness may be more far-reaching then we had first thought. JAMA reports studies that show evidence that coffee use may lower instances of clinical depression in adults.
More and more, science and medicine are discovering that moderate coffee intake is a sort of tasty remedy for your body and brain and can actually contribute to a longer and happier life. So, give Coffee Mill a call today and order your office a healthier and more contented life.