Coffee is amazing. Am I addicted? I’ll let you know when the room stops shaking! In all seriousness, while coffee tastes great and may be your most “innocent” addiction, it also has some real health benefits.
If you already drink coffee, you can feel good about it. If you’re not currently a coffee drinker, you may want to consider it. Read on to discover our four reasons why.
Coffee Can Wake You Up
Most of us have those mornings when we’re simply sluggish. For some of us, we 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.
Also, if you fix it the right way (minimal cream and sugar), it can be pretty low calorie too. As a natural, low calorie, generally side-effect free, pick me up, coffee is pretty amazing.
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.
Coffee Can Help You Focus
Are you all over the place mentally throughout the day? Do you think you are a case of undiagnosed adult ADHD? Can you not finish what you………..
In that case, maybe you could use some coffee. It mimics anti-hyperactivity drugs like Ritalin. 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 cup of Joe could help you be more productive.
Before you rush to Starbucks or Tim Hortons, remember that coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant. Too much can have negative health effects.
So, what are you waiting for? Start drinking that coffee! You can do it without guilt because it’s good for you!