Till today, you might have come across a million posts and articles on the internet telling you how caffeine is harmful to you and why you need to quit your regular cup of coffee, what adverse effects it may have on your workout performance and how it might be leading to tooth decay and other health issues. It makes you think: is there all bad and no good? Or is it just that there’s more harm than good that caffeine does to you? Team Nutright did its research and we eventually found out, coffee does have benefits for you as well. Hence, we would recommend not making it an obsession but taking it in small quantities.
If the quantity and timing are managed, you can take it every day as well without having to worry about the ill effects.
Lowering your risk for diabetes
We heard this one a couple of times but upon doing our homework, we came to find out that yes, your daily dosage of coffee might actually be helping you stay away from diabetes (more commonly the type 2 diabetes). The key formula behind this is simply that coffee lowers down your blood sugar level. Some researchers may argue that this effect is seen to be higher among those individuals that take decaffeinated coffee, hence some still aren’t sure if caffeine itself is the reason here. But your cup of coffee nevertheless is.
Taking care of your heart
But wait, isn’t drinking too much coffee related to heart risks? Well, too much of anything is bad for you. Take everything in moderate amounts and you shall reap the benefits more. The antioxidants in coffee help clear the risks of cardiovascular diseases in the body. Same goes for green tea, it has similar properties that clear out toxins from the body and makes the heart perform better, lowering the risk of a stroke as well.
Helps with your headaches
Do you have frequent headaches? Because of the stress at work or just ghareloo tension? Pressure from studying too much that gives you a migraine one night before the exam? Before you head over and grab that pain killer, brew a cup of coffee and take the tablet along with it. You will find out that it works like a charm and is more effective in treating headaches as compared to the tablet taken alone.
Preventing your body from cancer
Really? Well, that’s what our research told us at least. It was quite unbelievable for us as well, no kidding. But it’s true that a cup of coffee away keeps you at bay from oral cancer and other mouth diseases. Also, throat cancer. Some studies have also proven coffee drinkers at lower risk for liver cancer. All in good quantity though.
Not only does the caffeine in coffee give you an energy boost, making you perform well at the gym and during the rest of the day, it’s also an instant mood booster. That ‘rush’ you feel is an added bonus to your reaction time in daily life. No wonder all that caffeine helps you stay up and pull off all-nighters during exam nights. But make sure you don’t allow it to become a substitute for sleep.