What are the health benefits of drinking coffee?

Updated on March 19, 2021

With all the wonderful new ways to enjoy a good cup of java, Presto coffee bags have joined the list to introduce an even better way to enjoy the most loved drink in the world. Coffee can do so many things for you. It can give you a little kick in the morning to get your day started. It can get all your friends together so you can catch up on some quality time, but there are a few more things that coffee can do for you that you might not know about. Here is a list of the health benefits of drinking coffee:

Weight Loss

We have all tried to eat a little less here and there after the holidays, and the one thing all diets advise you to do is add a cup of black, sugar-free coffee to your diet to help speed up your metabolism, but why is that exactly? 

Coffee helps you burn more calories by speeding up your metabolic resting rate so your body can burn fat even if you are sitting still and enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. Caffeine gives you energy, and that energy helps your body to burn more fat than it would on its own. 

Great skincare

A coffee scrub is one of the most rejuvenating scrubs for your skin. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, increasing the blood flow to the skin and protecting your skin from sun damage. Its slight course exfoliator which removes dead skin cells, revealing soft glowing skin underneath. It helps with water retention in the skin and tightens it through stimulation. If you want to recycle your coffee grounds after you have made your cup of coffee, then mix it a bit of your body wash and a few drops of oil to give yourself a healthy all-round glow. 

Heart health

Coffee is said to reduce your chances of having a stroke by up to 8%, with 6cups of coffee per day. It can lower your risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure and prevent blood clots from forming in your arteries depending on your heart’s plasma concentration. 

Warding off age and illness

Coffee can also ward off Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, and even though studies are not conclusive, it could increase longevity. If your memory is feeling a little foggy, a cup of coffee can give it a slight boost and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease in the future. A cup or two of coffee a day could also help keep certain cancers away from your body thanks to coffee’s antioxidants, and it helps to clean out the kidney. 

There are so many great reasons to have a cup of coffee. Your body most certainly thrives on all its benefits, and if the studies are correct, you might even live a healthier, longer life, so what are you waiting for? Grab a cup of coffee and drink to better health. Your body will thank you. 

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