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Coffee is One of the Healthiest Beverages on the Planet!

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You must be thinking, “Ha Ha Ha …. What a joke!!”

Well, far from being a funny statement, this is actually true. Studies and knowledge seekers have proved this. They have also proven that regular coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of contracting certain diseases.

Go ahead…read on…for the top 5 most healthy reasons and make a dive for the black liquid.

Cup of Coffee

Coffee is the biggest source of Antioxidants:
Yes, you heard me right! Coffee is a great source of this miracle group of chemical compounds. For those of you who have heard about antioxidants, now’s the time to cheer. Apparently, studies have also indicated that despite the high content of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, the body seems to absorb the most only from Coffee.

For those of you who aren’t aware of the latest miracle chemical compound, here’s my brief and simple explanation : Antioxidants are those naturally found group of Chemical compounds that protect our body from the damage cause by “free radicals”, which are a by-product of the body’s natural processes. Antioxidants improve our immune system, slow down the ageing process, help lower the risks of certain diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Diabetes, etc.

Reduces Stress:
What I’m referring to here is the stress caused due to lack of sleep or sleep deprivation.

Studies and people’s experience have indicated that just the aroma of freshly brewed coffee can reduce the amount of stress and perk you up. Go to any South Indian Brahmin family and you will find that almost everyone wakes up to the aroma of this quintessential brew, the Filter Kaapi”.

It makes you live longer:
2 big studies conducted on coffee drinkers have indicated that men faced a 20% lower risk of pre-mature death and for women, the rate spiked to 26%. The other study revealed that the risk of Type 2 Diabetes dipped by a good 30% in regular coffee drinkers.

It’s great for your lives (especially if you consume too much alcohol):
We all know that drinking alcohol leads to liver problems, especially a condition known as “Liver Cirrhosis”. Studies conducted over 20 years and included around 100,000 people, indicated that those who drank around 3-4 cups of coffee had a lesser chance of damaging their liver or dying of Liver Cirrhosis.

Caffeine can help you burn fat:
Did you know that almost all of the fat-fighting foods sold in markets contain caffeine? It is found that  caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that helps burn fat and boost metabolic rate by 3-10%.

However, a point to note is that excessive drinking of coffee over long periods of time can reduce this effect.

Of course, when I mean coffee here, I’m not including the add-ons like sugar, cream, milk, chocolate and syrups nor the “instant coffee” version. Some Coffee’s with these add-ons themselves contribute to around 500-600 calories per serving and therefore in no way a contributor to good health!

So, what are you waiting for….go grab that cup of espresso. For those of you who haven’t indulged yet, NOW is the time to do so!!

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