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International Coffee Day 2020: Top 4 benefits of coffee

International Coffee Day 2020: Top 4 benefits of coffee

Suraj Iyer

Published: 1 Oct 2020 4:48 AM GMT

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages all over the world. Some people cannot start the day without the aroma of a nicely brewed cup and some get an energy boost to beat the laziness and power through the day.

International Coffee Day 2020

International Coffee Day is celebrated every year on October 1st officially since 2015. This day sees coffee lovers celebrate their love for the beverage, with many stores and businesses offering discounts and free cups of coffee, and rewards for their loyal followers. Many also take to social media to share their love for coffee and some sign up for a subscription of their favourite brand.

However, many people across the world also come across their first taste of coffee on this day. So have a look at the four major benefits of one of the world’s most loved beverages.

Increased energy and focus

One of the primary visible benefits of coffee is an instant boost in energy. Coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant that will help you remain focused for a certain period of time. Caffeine is considered as a drug, as it stimulates the central nervous system to cause increased alertness very quickly. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, women who drink a cup of coffee a day have a reduced risk of suffering from stroke.

Reduced risk of diseases

A study conducted in November 2015 by Circulation found that coffee consumers had a reduced risk of death by 7%. Some other studies found that regular coffee consumption was also linked to lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and cirrhosis. Contrary to myths, coffee has no real link between cause of cancer and caffeine consumption.

Pre workout

Dreading workouts at the end of a tiring day is a common excuse to put off exercise. However, coffee is a well known pre-workout when one cannot afford supplements or simply needs a good kick of energy. The extra energy might help one push for more and get a good workout in that was not compromised by fatigue. Coffee is also known to aid in weight loss.

Mental benefits

When consumed in the right amount, coffee can help improve memory, alertness and cognitive functioning. This can aid students and athletes in focusing on learning and performing their best respectively. Coffee has no age limits and due to the lowered risk of many diseases, can be consumed by elderly age groups too.

Coffee is known to provide more benefits than the negative stereotypes it was associated with many years ago. It is something that the human body can register over time, thus diminishing the increased alertness when experienced first. Thus it is important to moderate intake and not go over the limit as it can cause issues. The benefits of coffee remain even if one does not notice them over time.

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