Seriously though, coffee not only tastes great, but has many actual health benefits.
If you already drink coffee, you can feel good about your allegedly bad habit. If you’re not currently a coffee drinker, you might want to take up the habit and reap the rewards.
Coffee Wakes You Up
Have you ever had a morning where you felt extra sluggish? Some of us call those “every morning.” If you aren’t a morning person or simply need a mid-afternoon (or evening or night) pick me up, coffee is a natural and healthy way to get one.
Coffee doesn’t have to hurt your diet either. Add in a little milk or cream and you have a natural, low calorie, generally side-effect free, pick me up in a glass.
Coffee Has Health Benefits
You’ve probably heard about free radicals and the damage they can do to the body (if not read up on it). You’ve also probably heard of antioxidants, which fight the free radicals. Vitamin C and Vitamin E are probably the most well-known examples.
You probably haven’t heard, however, that coffee is also a huge source of antioxidants. In fact, it’s likely the biggest source for java addicted Americans. So, your morning coffee might be just as much of an anti-ager and health enhancer as your morning grapefruit.
Also, are you all over the place mentally throughout the day? Do you think you are a case of un-diagnosed adult ADHD? Can you not finish what you………..
In that case, maybe you could use some coffee. It mimics anti-hyperactivity drugs like Ritalin to help you focus and accomplish your tasks more effectively. But, coffee is natural and doesn’t have as many nasty side effects as typical ADD and ADHD drugs.
If you have a project you need to finish or you just can’t seem to find focus during the day, something as simple as a morning (or afternoon) cup of Joe could help you be more productive.
It’s A Great Social Drink
Coffee has become a great drink that people share socially. Go to most places around the world and you’ll find people of all ages gathered at coffee shops, having a good time and bonding, all over their shared enjoyment of this caffeinated product.
Drinking coffee at a coffee house is also a good social alternative for people who want to meet others and have social time, but who aren’t into the whole bar and club scene. Plus, coffee shops often have live entertainment and other fun activities. They are great places for a low cost, low pressure first date too.
However, before you rush to Starbucks or Tim Hortons, remember that coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant. Too much can have negative health effects. But, if you drink coffee in moderation, it can actually be a positive factor in an overall healthy lifestyle.
So, what are you waiting for? Start drinking that coffee!