Why Drink Your Daily Coffee?

By Mark Ramos

There are numerous reasons to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, even more than a caffeine boost to get you through the day. Many people are simply addicted to coffee for that fact, yet it provides many more benefits in all areas of your life.

  1. Caffeine provides positive benefits in performance and memory. This is ideal for completing complex projects in the workplace with increased focus and alertness.
  2. Caffeine has the potential to protect against Parkinson's disease. Studies have shown that the more caffeine that is consumed, the less risk there is for the development of Parkinson's disease.
  3. Drinking caffeine in moderation prevents the mental decline that often occurs with aging. A moderate amount of caffeine will greatly reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
  4. The caffeine in coffee normalizes the brain function, prevents brain degeneration, and protects the motor skills over time.
  5. Drinking coffee daily promotes happiness, alertness, energy, a sense of well-being, and sociability. That is the reason that so many people rely upon their morning coffee to help them get through the day.
  6. Drinking a cup of Joe before you workout will boost your endurance and stamina. This is ideal to drink before a workout to increase your energy so that you can burn additional calories by working out for longer.
  7. Drinking coffee regularly reduces the risk for type II diabetes.
  8. Coffee has a large amount of antioxidants, and most Americans that consume 1.64 cups of Joe per day to intake 1299 mg of antioxidants as a by-product. Tea comes in a very far second place at 294 mg of antioxidants. The other competitors within the top five are bananas at 76 mg, dry beans at 72 mg, and corn at 48 mg.

Coffee has been proven to have many more long-term benefits than most people understand. There is more research being shown on a regular basis to add to this long list, yet you also must enjoy your coffee in moderation based on the advice of medical professionals. Health professionals recommend drinking 2 to 3 cups per day, and it is best to split up your coffee consumption so that you don't have a caffeine crash by lunchtime.

Of course, it does make a difference in the type of coffee that you drink, and it is best to enjoy organic coffee that is not grown with the use of pesticides. This protects the consumer from harmful chemical additives often used when harvesting coffee crops, and it will also provide a greater benefit in protecting the environment by reducing the number of chemicals that are used as pesticides in coffee cultivation. You can take this chance to look for high-quality coffee products on the market certified by the USDA as organic. This is your chance to improve your health with a beverage that you regularly enjoy, while also benefiting Mother Earth by purchasing sustainable and organic coffee. It just makes sense.

Mark Ramos
Article by Mark Ramos
Mark Ramos is a coffee fanatic and owns The Coffee Bump. For a great selection in all things coffee and espresso machines, check out www.thecoffeebump.com.

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