Why You Should Take A Cup Of Coffee Regularly

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So when was the last time you took a cup of coffee; Yesterday, this morning, last week or you have probably never taken a cup of coffee. Taking a cup of coffee is alien to Africans but a tradition in Europe, Asia and America. There seems to be something fascinating about taking coffee which we are yet to determine as Africans. Coffee is one of the most popular beverage drink consumed all over the world and statistics shows that millions take a cup of this wonderful beverage daily. Coffee fruits are processed to separate the seeds into a raw product known as unroasted green coffee. The seeds are then roasted and processed into roasted coffee which is thereafter grinded to powder form. The roasted powdered coffee is then mixed in hot water and filtered to produce the stimulating cup of coffee which is usually taken with cream or sugar to mellow the bitter taste. The major content of coffee is caffeine which according to research has been identified as a beneficial substance to the human body. Though coffee contains numerous other substances the contribution of caffeine cannot be over-emphasized as a psychoactive substance. This write up will lay emphasis however on the healthy benefits of coffee and why it should be consumed regularly. 10 Health benefits of coffee. 1. Protects the brain against dementia and Alzheimer: Caffeine in the blood significantly reduces risk of Alzheimer diseases and dementia. Alzheimer if not treated leads to dementia which is loss of memory. But regular consumption of coffee reduces the risk of Alzheimer as studies have shown. Caffeine according to documented research boost the brain enzyme that protects the brain against dementia. Coffee is also known to give your brain memory a boost and thus increases the functionalities of the brain. Coffee is therefore highly recommended for those with short memory and forgetfulness. 2. Reduces Mental fatigue and makes one smarter: Coffee has been endorsed for office workers and especially those who work late into the night. Working late hours induces mental fatigue and if unchecked could lead to mental breakdown. To prevent a cup of coffee is recommended due to the presence of caffeine. Caffeine also helps increase mental performance most especially when you are on a tight schedule or seeking out a solution to a problem. Coffee makes you feel less tired and increases your energy level appreciably while on the move. 3. Improves physical performance and reaction time: A cup of coffee taken an hour before engaging in any major activity, increases your performance by more than 10%. Caffeine increases the adrenalin levels in the blood and also signals fat cells to break down body fat. The breakdown of fat into free fatty acids releases fuel for the body to be energized and thus improves your physical performance. With an energized body your reaction time is improved while on site or at home. 4. Reduces depression and makes one happier: Coffee when consumed acts as an antidepressant by boosting neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain that makes you feel happy. In other words it reduces the risk of suicidal thoughts and depression as it helps to control mood swings 5. Protects against Parkinson’s diseases Parkinson’s disease is a deadly disease after Alzheimer’s as the second most common neurodegenerative disorder that develops slowly over a period of time. It is caused primarily due to the death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain and causes speech problems, slow movements and development of tremors. Unfortunately there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but regular consumption of coffee has been discovered to be a formidable defense against the development of this ailment. As one advances in age it is advisable to take coffee as this lowers the risk of this disease. Visit to get the full reasons why you should drink coffee often. And if you desire to get a healthy herbal coffee, highly recommended for asthma, stroke and cancer patients make sure to visit

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