These 15 coffee facts may make you want to drink more coffee!
1. Coffee has very low calories - only 2 per cup (taken black) - no regrets!
2. Coffee is high in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients!
Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Manganese and potassium, Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3)
3. Increases your fiber intake!
- A cup of brewed coffee has up to 1.8 grams of fiber (recommended intake is 20-38 grams)
4. Coffee boosts your metabolic rate and can help you burn fat!
Moderate coffee intake can improve endurance with aerobic sports and anaerobic exercises. It improves breathing and releases adrenaline into your blood stream.
5. Cuts post-workout muscle pain by up to 48% (2+ cups)
6. Memory and concentration can be temporarily improved after a cup of coffee - great for studying!
7. Coffee can prevent cavities!
- Though it can cause staining to teeth, coffee has been found to help prevent cavities and tooth decay, but only when consumed black
Research has linked moderate consumption with a longer life span with reduced risk of many diseases
9. Up to a 65% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia
10. Up to a 60% reduced risk of Parkinson's
11. There may be up to an 80% reduced risk of cirrhosis (4+ cups a day)
12. 20% lower risk of becoming depressed (4+ cups)
13. May protect against two types of cancer: liver (up to 40%) and colorectal (up to 15%) cancer (with 4-5 cups per day)
14. Up to 20% lower risk of having a stroke
15. Lower risk of Multiple Sclerosis
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