I am a coffee fiend. I am a coffee junkee. Call it what you want. I love coffee and I drink crazy amounts of it and I have for years. Now, the way I drink my coffee some would say that it’s not even really coffee because I dump a whole lot of sugar in it and plenty of milk but that’s the way I like it.
I remember growing up in Yugoslavia, my grandma used to make herself coffee and give me a cup of milk and put a few drops of coffee in it. I was around 7! ahahaah. I loved it. I mean you could barely taste it but I felt so grown and so special.
Coffee is a big deal back home. Everyone drinks coffee. You drink tea only when you’re sick.
I need my coffee in the morning, I need one during the day, one after work and maybe even one before bed. Yes like 3 to 4 cups a day.
So people used to say and still say that coffee is bad for you, gives you cancer, high blood pressure, and plenty of other diseases. Well it’s all BS. So let me tell you some benefits of drinking coffee:
1. Improves Physical Performance
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system and adrenaline levels in blood. It helps you break down your fat faster.
2. Lowers a chance of certain type of cancers
Yes lowers, not increases! Studies show that drinking coffee lowers chances of liver and colorectal cancers.
3. Lowers risk of heart disease and stroke
It’s true that coffee may increase your blood pressure but if you drink coffee regularly guess what? that goes away and it actually lowers your chance of stroke
4. Lowers chance of Diabetes II
Studies show that people who drink coffee regularly have a 25-30% less chance of getting Diabetes II
5. Coffee can be used as a beauty treatment
Japanese people have been known to bathe in coffee grounds to improve skin and reduce wrinkles.
6. Coffee does NOT keep you up and awake
This is just a myth. Yes it can but that depends on you. Me personally, it helps me sleep.
7. Makes you more mentally alert
Coffee boosts the speed of information processing by 10%
These are just some of the benefits of drinking coffee. I think for most people it’s just a matter of taste. They either love it or hate it. I am going to get myself a cup right now. You should too!