Is there a better way to start the day than with a cup of coffee? I think not! If you have ever wondered about the benefits of drinking coffee, then you definitely need to keep reading!
I personally love coffee.
I love the look.
I love the smell.
I love the taste.
And I also love how it brings people together.
What’s better than catching up with friends over a cup of coffee?!
When Did Coffee Become Such a Worldwide Culture?
I first became aware of what the ‘coffee culture’ is when I lived in France.
The French love coffee, and they’ll always find any reason or excuse to quickly share a cup of coffee or an espresso with a few friends or colleagues.
After every lunch, we would all smash an espresso.
Why? Because it’s a digestive! Of course it is.
The Italians are similar with their love for coffee, and the relationship they have with it.
Luckily for us all, the coffee culture is pretty much now global.
No matter where we live, there’s always good coffee around.
Coffee Shops & The Digital Age
Nowadays, coffee shops are also considered working hubs.
With the online digital age in full swing, coffee shops have been transferred into offices for all digital workers.
With plenty of working spaces available and wifi in almost every single coffee shop, it has become a hotspot for people working online.
With the buzz of caffeine and the ultra quick wifi, who wouldn’t want to make a coffee shop their primary office?
10 Benefits Of Drinking Coffee
Your early morning cup of cafe might be more than just a quick ‘pick me up’.
There are actually quite a few health benefits of drinking coffee that not many people know about, thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients.
Studies have shown that regular coffee drinkers might also be at a lower risk of developing certain diseases.
So if you are a coffee lover, then you need to check out these health benefits!
Below are 10 benefits of drinking coffee you never knew about.
1. Potent Source of Antioxidants
Coffee has more antioxidants than green tea and cocoa.
With approximately 1000 antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans, and hundreds more developing during the roasting process, it’s fair to say coffee has a good amount of antioxidants!
Numerous studies have cited coffee as the primary source of antioxidants fighting off inflammation, arthritis and many types of cancer.
2. Coffee Helps You Focus & Stay Alert
Caffeine appears to affect particular areas of the brain responsible for memory and concentration, providing you with more energy and a boost on short term memory.
It will also help you focus better, which is why we often find ourselves being super productive after a cup of coffee.
So next time you have a coffee and sit down to do some work, pay attention to how productive you are. That’s thanks to coffee!
3. Coffee Can Enhance Exercise Performance
Having a cup of coffee about 30 to 60 minutes before your workout can increase your performance by up to 10%!
Caffeine increases adrenaline levels in your blood which helps you to prepare for physical exertion. Adrenaline is that fight or flight hormone which preps your body for physical exertion.
So try having a cup before your next workout!
4. Coffee Helps You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
Caffeine helps fat cells break down body fat and use it for fuel during training.
Believe it or not, but caffeine is found in most fat burning supplements sold by big companies.
Why? Because it aides your body in burning fat!
Studies have shown that caffeine can increase the burning of fat in people from 10% all the way up to 29%.
5. Coffee Brightens Your Mood & Helps Fight Depression
Coffee stimulates the nervous system and boosts production of serotonin and dopamine, which elevates your mood.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always happy as Larry after drinking coffee.
6. Coffee is a Good Form of Socialising
Coffee and conversations just make sense.
Whether having coffee at home or in a good coffee shop, it’s a great way to meet up with mates once a week to catch up on important topics such as sport and the latest new beers being brewed.
There is nothing more inviting than having conversations over coffee.
Coffee dates have also become trendy lately, so it’s a good idea to take a girl out on a date if you have no idea where else to go!
7. May Help You Live Longer
Yes, I was just as surprised!
Don’t take it too literally, but because coffee drinkers are less likely to develop certain diseases, it makes sense to say that you might just live a longer life.
8. Contains Essential Nutrients
Coffee beans contain many beneficial nutrients that end up in your cup.
These include nutrients such as Vitamin B2, B3 and B5.
Also found in coffee are manganese and potassium.
So a cup of coffee has a few really good nutrients for your body!
9. Increases Your Fiber Intake
A cup of coffee represents quite a good chunk of the recommended daily intake of fiber.
Fiber is good for keeping the bowels happy, so it’s a good idea to have a cup or two a day!
10. It’s a Great Culture
Coffee, like wine, is one of those cultures where it pays to have a little passion for it.
It could help you when trying to make conversation with that one girl you really fancy, or during a business meeting.
It’s just a cool thing to be able to talk about with anyone, and so many people share the exact same love for coffee, so it’s literally one thing you can always do with someone. No matter where you are.
Even if you meet up with people that come from completely different backgrounds and cultures to you, coffee might always be the one thing you share in common and can connect with.
My love for coffee has only grown over the last few years and I don’t see myself quitting anytime soon!
Making a good tasting cup of coffee is one of the skills we believe every man should have.
Just please don’t be an instant coffee type of guy.
You are better than that!