5 Health “Perks” of Drinking Coffee

5 Health “Perks” of Drinking Coffee

So many of us rely on coffee to give us that morning or midday perk, but what if we told you that drinking coffee comes along with some health perks, too?! That’s right - according to the latest research, drinking up to 4 cups of coffee a day can lead to some tremendous health benefits!

We’re spilling the beans on 5 different ways that drinking coffee is keeping you healthy!

Increase Your Lifespan

Your coffee drinking habit could be helping you live longer.  According to a Harvard study, “moderate coffee consumption has been linked with longer life span.” And the good news doesn’t stop there. The article goes on to report that coffee consumption can be associated with a 8% - 15% decline in your risk of death. As they say... life begins after coffee!

Minimize Pain

Pain. We all experience it from time to time. But before you load up on ibuprofen, try sipping on a cup of coffee instead. In a study shared by Men’s Journal, “Norwegian researchers observed 48 people performing office work and found those who consumed coffee only declared a pain-intensity level of 41, whereas participants who didn’t drink any coffee reported having a score of 55.” So the next time you’re hurting, try swapping out those pill bottles for K-Cups!

Boost Your Mood

There’s a reason you may feel a little grumpy when you go without coffee. Drinking coffee has shown to boost your mood. The Mayo Clinic reports that coffee has the ability to “reduce cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression.”  Long story short: more espresso, less depresso.

Preserve Your Memory

We all have trouble remembering things from time to time (for instance, we at Smart Sips Coffee can’t remember the last time we went a day without a cup of coffee)! But don’t fret, coffee can have a positive effect on your long-term memory. In an article published by Men’s Journal, research found that people who incorporated between 3-5 cups of coffee in their daily diet “had about a 65% decreased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later on in life.” If you don’t forget to drink your coffee now... you’ll remember more later!

Lose Weight

You count calories, track points, and sweat at the gym, but you still can’t seem to lose the stubborn weight. But have you tried incorporating coffee into your weightloss plan? According to Dr. Bob Arnot, author of The Coffee Lover’s Diet, the natural antioxidants found in coffee contribute to a boost in your metabolism. “You’re going to burn 100 more calories a day by drinking coffee than if you haven’t. If you have coffee before your workout, you’re burning many more free fatty acids,” says Arnot. With Smart Sips Coffee low-calorie, decadent flavors, you can burn calories and drink your dessert all the same!

What is your favorite perk of drinking coffee? Share your thoughts with us and connect on Facebook, Instagram or at info@smartsipscoffee.com.