If you are a coffee lover, you will be happy to read this article, as it reveals all the pros and cons of the habit of drinking this delicious beverage. According to Statistic Brain, this good-morning brew is enjoyed by 54% of Americans daily.
"Just like other plant-based foods, coffee has its own unique set of phytonutrients and beneficial compounds that can positively impact your health, such as those already known to fight inflammation, one of the most common and insidious contributors to age-related health challenges.
Coffee is said to improve energy levels and block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This, in turn, boosts other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine, leading to enhanced firing of neurons.
Coffee can help you burn fat because it boosts your metabolism and drastically improves physical performance, not just in increased adrenaline for sharper "fight or flight" skills â or agility and stamina during exercise â but because it breaks down body fat and turns it into fuel.
Additionally, coffee contains phytonutrients that enhance your health in several different ways, including providing healthy amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and niacin in every cup. It may also supply more antioxidants than anything else in the standard Western diet."
A typical 8oz (240 ml) cup of coffee provides:
* Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 11% of the RDA.
* Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 6% of the RDA.
* Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 2% of the RDA.
* Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 2% of the RDA.
* Folate: 1% of the RDA.
* Manganese: 3% of the RDA.
* Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
* Magnesium: 2% of the RDA.
* Phosphorus: 1% of the RDA.
If you drink more cups daily, even though these amounts are small, coffee will add up to a significant portion of your daily nutrient intake, and provide high amounts of antioxidants.
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