Mostly it was tea that they extolled the many virtues of, and told us about the reasons why we should not be having coffee, but if you are a coffee lover, now there is good news for you – there are a number of reasons why coffee is good for you.
Caffeine boosts mental performance and this is a well known fact. It can boost one’s mood, improve logical reasoning, improve concentration and reduce reaction time negating some of the impact of tiredness and fatigue.
Even apart from its caffeine content, coffee enhances ones sense of wellbeing due to certain other substances that it contains.
Coffee is said to have some of the highest levels of antioxidants of most foods; very much higher than the antioxidants derived from tea.
This can reduce levels of inflammation in the body and also positively impact metabolism of sugar.
Antioxidants are also known to be able to slow down aging of the brain, and help prevent cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Studies have shown the favorable impact that coffee can have on mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
However it is important to remember that coffee is best had without milk and sugar. This not only reduces the amount of calories that you consume, it is also best able to deliver health benefits to the body.