Each month we scour the web for interesting coffee finds to share with you. This month, we came across this simple but interesting infographic about what's going on in your cup of coffee! Topics of address include the health benefits of drinking coffee, chemicals to be aware of, and why caffeine might be better for you, to name a few. What we like about this infographic is that there is a little more of a scientific focus and minimalist organization of information. Take a look!
Apparently, coffee's not just good for the soul - that creamy cup of caffeine actually has a couple of health benefits in tow, too! We aren't nutritionists, but we did a little bit of research concerning the benefits of a cup of coffee (we've got the citations listed below) and put together a visual representation of some of the things we discovered:
There are several proven and theorized benefits of drinking a cup of coffee, but a few that we found most relevant and dependable include:
Coffee can help stimulate mental activity
Coffee can benefit workouts, because it helps release fatty acids and increases adrenaline levels
Coffee has antioxidants in it, which protect your cells from the negative effects of free radicals
Coffee has been linked to protection against, or prevention of, a handful of diseases which include: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and type II diabetes
You can read more by referencing some of our sources, which are listed below.
Of course, it's important to note that there can be negative side effects to too many cups of caffeine; we recommend enjoying coffee within the bounds of what's best for your body. But it's encouraging to know there are some positive side effects to that magic cuppa joe, don't ya think?!
13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science. (n.d.). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee#section2
Nordqvist, J. (2017, December 14). Coffee: Benefits, nutrition, and risks. Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270202.php
5 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout. (2014, June 19). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from http://www.health.com/nutrition/5-reasons-to-drink-coffee-before-your-workout
Health.com. (2018). 6 Healthy Reasons to Keep Loving Coffee. [online] Available at: http://www.health.com/food/6-healthy-reasons-to-keep-loving-coffee [Accessed 14 Mar. 2018].