Hands up to all the coffee lovers! I do love a good cup of Cinnamon Coffee with cream and a little sweetener (check Keto Must haves below for sweeteners). The benefits of coffee far outway the negatives. I have personally believed in moderation with all things so I stress to exercise that with anything you consume.
Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Coffee can help you feel less tired and increase energy levels. That’s because it contains a stimulant called caffeine — the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. In the brain, caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine.
Can Help You Burn Fat
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning.
Coffee Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, signalling fat cells to break down body fat. However, it also increases epinephrine (adrenaline) levels in your blood. This is the fight-or-flight hormone, which prepares your body for intense physical exertion. Caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel
Contains Essential Nutrients
Many of the nutrients in coffee beans make their way into the finished brewed coffee.A single cup of coffee contains:
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
- Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
- Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
- Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.
Though this may not seem like a big deal, most people enjoy several cups per day — allowing these amounts to quickly add up.
May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide. This condition usually affects people over 65, and there is no known cure. However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.
Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life. It’s very common, as about 4.1% of people in the US currently meet the criteria for clinical depression. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed. That is some awesome facts!
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