Aah Coffee! A drink that is consumed by millions over the world. There are various forms of coffee, such as latte, cappuccino, espresso, Americano, mocha, black coffee.
Do you know the healthiest form of coffee?
Well, it’s the bitter-tasting “Black Coffee”. This drink has been black-listed by many but its the healthiest form of coffee.
Out of its numerous health benefits, here are top 6 that have been enlisted. After knowing these amazing health benefits you will start having 3-4 cups a day, but remember not to do it in an empty stomach otherwise, it will have opposite reaction.
So the 6 health benefits of black coffee are:-
Instant energy booster
Containing caffeine, it is an instant energy booster, especially as a pre-workout drink or a drink taken when we feel extremely tired. When we drink coffee, caffeine enters our bloodstream and moves to our brain. In the brain, it blocks ‘adenosine’, the inhibitory neurotransmitter; thereafter, ‘dopamine’ and ‘norepinephrine’-other neurotransmitters-increases and the neurons get fired. As a result, we instantly get energy.
Due to the release of dopamine and norepinephrine, black coffee acts as a great mood stabilizer. It helps protect against vigilance, mood swings, bad memory and other brain functions – it induces a stimulant effect. It is known to lower risks of dementia, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and takes good care of depression.
Contains essential nutrients
1 cup of black coffee has about 6% vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), 11% vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 2% vitamin B3 (niacin) and magnesium, and 3% potassium and manganese. These are essential macro and micronutrients useful for our health.
Loads of antioxidants
Black coffee is known have loads of antioxidants than any vegetable and fruit could give us. The antioxidants are excellent metabolism boosters, especially when our metabolism is at a lower level. This does not necessarily mean we going to live on black coffee throughout the day!
Protection from liver cirrhosis
If we drink black coffee in moderation – 3 to 4 cups a day – it helps us protect the liver against developing cirrhosis. Not only cirrhosis, but it also has protective effects on the fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver-related diseases.
Caffeine helps in burning fat! Yes, it is true. It is one of the major ingredients used in fat burning supplements. Caffeine boosts metabolism by about 10%; in turn, it helps in burning fat by 28 to 29% in people who are lean and by 10 to 11% in people who are obese or moving towards obesity.
Other benefits include lowering risks of developing type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer-mainly colorectal and liver cancers; it also reduces risks of stroke, keeps the heart healthy and improves physical activities.
So, to derive health benefits (mainly weight loss) from coffee, then this is the beverage. White coffee (with milk/cream and/or sugar) will negate all the health benefits of coffee.
This does not mean living on black coffee completely. 3-4 cups a day is optimum in full stomach starting from early morning to 7 pm, not after that because caffeine disturbs sleep. Also, drinking more than required may prove harmful to the body.