It’s National Coffee Day which gives you more of a reason to have a cup of joe this morning.  Coffee not only gives you a burst of energy, it also has health benefits too.

Here are some health benefits of drinking coffee:

1. Can Help You Burn Fat

Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate.  Caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean individuals.  

2. Can Improve Physical Performance

Caffeine is one powerful stimulant. It reaches your nervous system and signals fat cells to break down body fat. Have you ever experienced that jittery feeling after having a cup of coffee?  It’s actually your fight or flight hormone preparing your body for exercise. Have a cup of coffee an hour before going to the gym, you’ll have a killer workout.

3. Contains essential nutrients

Coffee is packed full of important nutrients.

A single cup of coffee contains:

Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.

4. May be able to protect you from some common diseases

Several studies have shown that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, 23–50% lower risk of getting type two diabetes, and a 32%-60% reduction of getting Parkinson’s disease.

5. Can Protect Your Liver

Coffee may protect against cirrhosis: people who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk.


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