It’s a habit for millions of us, this drinking coffee first thing in the morning, or even a few times throughout the day.
But, believe it or not, not every adult in the U.S. has at least one cup of coffee a day: two-thirds of us do, but that means that there’s still one-third of us who don’t.
So to encourage the non-coffee drinkers among us, we’ve come up with five reasons why we think you should drink coffee each and every day. Take a look below.
- It boosts the ol’ metabolism by as much as 11 percent.
As so many of us drink coffee every day, even more of us probably are trying to lose a few pounds. Have you ever noticed that nearly all weight loss supplement includes caffeine? The connection between weight loss and caffeine hasn’t been studied much and drinking more caffeine won’t help you lose a lot of weight, but it can suppress your desire to eat (if only for a short time).
- Coffee has a lot of antioxidants.
It’s a great source of Vitamins B2, B2 and B5; manganese, potassium and magnesium. In addition, while vegetables and fruits also are a big source of antioxidants, the human body tends to absorb the most antioxidants from that cup of Joe you love so much.
- It can reduce your chance for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
That latte you’re sipping in the car on the way to work is actually helping enhance your memory because caffeine works on your brain’s neurotransmitters. Keep enhancing your brain/memory and you lower your chances for dementia and Alzheimer’s (a form of dementia). A 2010 study found that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day in midlife was associated with a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s/dementia(byabout 65 percent) in later life.
- Simply smelling coffee may lower your stress level.
Researchers at the Seoul National University in 2008 allowed rats that had been suffering from – and stressed by – sleep deprivation to inhale that wonderful coffee smell and found that some of the genes expressed in the stressed-but-coffee-smelling rats expressed proteins that had healthful antioxidant properties known to defend nerve cells from the damage stress can cause. (Note that this study only researched stress caused by sleep deprivation, not stress in general.)
- Coffee may make you feel happier.
The National Institute of Health reports that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are about 10 percent less likely to be depressed (compared to those who had never had coffee). Again, it’s those nifty antioxidants! (Although the report found that drinking coffee was “weakly related” to a lower depression risk. Still, we’ll take it!)
Of course, coffee aficionados need no additional reasons to drink coffee – their love is enough!
The same holds for those who have come to love Ubean Coffee. If you haven’t tried this premium, organic, fair trade coffee, contact a distributor near you and try some!