As if coffee lovers needed another reason to drink coffee, then along comes International Coffee Day. What? There’s a Coffee Day?! It’s true. September 29th promotes the pleasure and reported benefits of coffee.
A lot of people drink coffee because of its delicious roasted flavor and aromatic scent. In addition to coffee’s delightful characteristics, it helps perk us up and feel energized to be able to handle anything that may come our way during the day. Because of this, coffee shops are now abundant and easily accessed in seemingly any city.
But did you know that coffee also provides a lot of health benefits as well? While you take a sip of your favorite brew, not only do you energize yourself, you may be providing your body with various nutrients which keep your body in tip-top shape.
Here are some of the perks coffee brings to your system:
1. Energy Booster and Brain Function Enhancer. Coffee is known to provide people with an energy boost. The caffeine in coffee helps you shrug off that sleepy feeling and be energized for the day. In addition to being a tried and tested energy booster, coffee may also help improve general cognitive function and mood levels.
2. Fat Burner. People on a diet will be happy to know that coffee if believed by some to potentially support weight loss. The theory is that the caffeine in coffee may increase metabolic rate. Just like many of Wishing U Well’s natural energy drinks and Steaz tea, loading up on coffee will provide you caffeine and antioxidants.
3. Get your daily dose of antioxidants. Speaking of antioxidants, coffee is considered to be one of the best sources. This supports the body in protecting itself from free radicals and may even help boost your immune system.
4. Lessens stress. Sometimes your mind seems to be going a mile a minute. A lot of people love the smell of coffee because it helps sooth the soul, and the caffeine may lessen the feelings of stress.
So the next time you drink that cup of coffee, thank yourself for the benefits that coffee provides above and beyond the pick-me-up. Happy International Coffee Day.