Why should you drink coffee: Know the benefits

31 March 2018, 05:19 PM
Why should you drink coffee: Know the benefits  (Representative image)
Why should you drink coffee: Know the benefits (Representative image)

Why should you drink coffee? Do you know the benefits of drinking coffee? Coffee has several health and beauty benefits but knowing when to drink it is important. Loaded with anti-oxidants, drinking coffee at the right time can provide you the benefits.

Coffee, considered as a winter or cold weather drink, has become a popular drink the world over. Come winter or summer, drink it hot or cold, coffee has become an all-weather beverage today.

Owing to the presence of high antioxidant and essential nutrients, drinking coffee has several beauty and health benefits. Coffee also contains vitamins and minerals, including Niacin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium and Magnesium.  Let’s take a look at the benefits of drinking coffee based on several scientific studies.

Five Benefits of Drinking Coffee:

1 Coffee may reduce risk of Type-II Diabetes. Studies show that regular coffee drinkers have a 23-50 per cent lower risk of the disease.

2 Coffee can boost energy levels and help improve performance. If you are feeling tired or lethargic, drink a cup of coffee. People who drink high amount of coffee tend to be more energetic and alert. The caffeine in coffee is said to stimulate the brain and help improve its functioning.

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3 Coffee keeps you healthy as it protects you from several common diseases. The essential nutrients present in coffee helps to strengthen the immune system. Hence, drinking coffee regularly can help to keep several diseases at bay.

4 Coffee helps to control weight. Drinking black coffee without sugar regularly helps to control weight or lose weight as it burns fat. Caffeine in coffee helps to burn fat deposits in the body and push the metabolic rate.

5. Coffee boost memory. Regular intake of coffee can prevent memory loss or dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, several studies show that regular coffee drinkers have at least 65 per cent reduced risk of getting the disease.

Now, to avail the maximum benefits of drinking coffee, drinking it at the right time is important.

When to drink coffee

Drinking coffee early morning may not be the best thing to do. However, timing coffee breaks when you need a boost the most may help. The times of peak cortisol levels in most people are between 8-9 am, 12-1 pm and 5:30-6:30 pm.

Therefore, timing your "coffee breaks" (an apt term) between 9:30-11:30 and 1:30 and 5:00 takes advantage of the dips in your cortisol levels when you need a boost the most, according to a report in forbes.com.

First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2018 04:59 PM
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