Are there any benefits of drinking coffee or tea?
Drinking coffee or tea is a satisfying way to start the day or to round out a meal. It is also a pleasant complement to many dishes, both sweet and savory. Drinking coffee or tea helps combat the negative effects of stress and burnout, such as increased blood pressure levels, fatigue, insomnia and digestive disruptions. It can also help burn extra calories. The following are some of the benefits of drinking coffee or tea;
1. Prevents the onset of osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones are not stiff enough to support the body weight. The main characteristics of osteoporosis are that the bones become weak and brittle, making them more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is associated with a number of other health problems as well, including difficulty recovering from physical injury, pain or emotional trauma and reduced quality of life. Drinking coffee or tea protects against the occurrence of osteoporotic fractures.
2. Helps prevent or alleviate constipation:
Drinking coffee or tea can help prevent or alleviate constipation. This is because tea and coffee can stimulate the digestive system, promoting bowel movements and improving regularity.
3. Is a good source of antioxidants:
Antioxidants are nutrients that protect the body from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage, premature aging, chronic illnesses and various kinds of cancer when left unchecked. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron to them, making both the free radical and antioxidant stable again. Tea and coffee contain a variety of antioxidants, including the following;
4. Strengthens the immune system:
Both coffee or tea have been shown to stimulate the immune system. Drinking coffee or tea can help protect against infectious diseases such as flu and even asthma attacks. The immune system is activated through the release of certain chemicals called cytokines by white blood cells. Both coffee and tea contain natural substances that activate these chemicals. These substances include polyphenols (found in green tea) and caffeine (found in both green tea and coffee).
5. Helps prevent depression:
Depression is a mental health condition characterized by feelings of intense sadness, anxiety, despair and loneliness. There are many different kinds of treatment for depression, including medication, psychotherapy and others. Drinks that contain caffeine such as coffee or tea can help to reduce the risk of becoming depressed. These drinks actually help stabilize moods by neutralizing brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which transmit messages between nerves in the brain. Caffeine also helps to suppress appetite, leading people to eat less frequently through the day.
6. Helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease:
Mahatma Gandhi may have been right when he said that “coffee is the elixir of life.” This statement highlights a study conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. The study revealed that people who drank four to five cups of coffee a day were 40% less likely to die from heart disease than those who drank fewer than one cup. Drinking multiple cups of coffee also reduced odds for dying from any cause by about 50%. Coffee and Tea have also been shown to help protect against some types of cancer, such as lung, prostate and colon cancer.
7. Is useful in people with diabetes:
Diabetes is one of the biggest health concerns in America today. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate, and it is estimated that over 29 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. Scientists have recently discovered that coffee may help improve blood sugar control by regulating insulin production in the body. They found that caffeine boosts the body’s sensitivity to insulin, leading to better control of blood sugar levels for diabetics and those suffering from prediabetes. Research has also shown that people with diabetes who drink coffee are less likely to gain weight as a result of their condition.
8. Improves mental alertness:
Multiple studies have shown that drinking coffee can improve mental alertness. These studies have shown that many people who regularly drink coffee appear to be more focused, less fatigued and better adapted to the stresses of everyday life. Caffeine may be particularly useful for individuals who are under a great deal of stress or who suffer from anxiety disorders. Coffee drinkers tend to have improved reaction time, learning ability, short-term memory and overall attentiveness
9. Helps with weight loss:
Drinking coffee helps with weight loss because it reduces the desire to eat food. Drinking coffee also contains several other nutrients that help with weight control; including calcium, magnesium and chromium according to Nutrition Research.
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