• More than Just a Cup of Coffee

      Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world - Thomas Jefferson

      Everywhere I look, I see coffee shops around the corner. Everybody seems to be addicted to it. Well, I myself am addicted to coffee. It perks me up in the morning after just a few hours of sleep. Coffee has been my partner for as long as I can remember.

      Aside from being a favorite stimulant, coffee has various health benefits. Here is a list of how coffee is healthy:

      1. Coffee can make you smart.
      The caffeine in coffee does not only work as a stimulant but would also block an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain which can improve one's mood and brain function. Coffee lessens depression and dementia, especially in women.

      2. Coffee can help you lose weight.
      Another important benefit of caffeine is that it raises metabolism and enhances physical endurance by mobilizing fatty acids from fat tissues.

      3. Coffee lowers risk of chronic illnesses
      Studies have shown that a compound found in coffee helps in blocking a substance in the body which can cause type 2 diabetes. Coffee also lowers the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases since caffeine blocks the effect of adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.

      Who says you need to spend more than a hundred pesos for a cup of coffee?? Hello? When was the last time you dipped hot bread into a cup of coffee? Yum!

      4. Coffee is a great source of antioxidants.
      Antioxidants protect your cells against free radicals that can ruin your body. Having enough amount of antioxidants in the body helps detoxification and other cellular functions. Drinking coffee a day can help lower risk of skin cancer.

      5. Coffee lowers your risk of dying.
      Studies have shown that non-coffee drinkers with certain chronic conditions are likely to die sooner than coffee drinkers with certain chronic conditions. Another study has shown that consuming two to three cups of coffee, whether caffeinated or decaffeinated, lower risk of death by all causes.

      This is certainly not an endorsement for coffee. This is to show how coffee can be healthy. However, too much of it can be harmful so stick to one to two cups a day.
      As an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so does a cup of coffee.

      Maria Celeste Abellana
      iSTORYAn League of Writers
      Food and Lifestyle
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      Comments 18 Comments
      1. kat5252's Avatar
        kat5252 -
        Agree! I don't think I can live without at least a cup of coffee a day
      1. mingkie's Avatar
        mingkie -
        Bottoms up for all coffee aficionados!!
      1. bree's Avatar
        bree -
        I used to be an addict and consumed like 5 cups a day. But stopped due to hyperacidity. Imagine the withdrawal phase i had to go through. But I still drink coffee once in a while. As they say,too much of something is bad
      1. vrose85's Avatar
        vrose85 -
        Coffee, its like my partner. I cant live without it.
      1. sammedriano's Avatar
        sammedriano -
        As a call center agent. Coffee is my bestfriend
      1. houses's Avatar
        houses -
        coffee really plays an important rule most especially in the business industry....
      1. houses's Avatar
        houses -
        coffee is not good for me, i can't sleep even just drinking a cup of coffee until midnight...
      1. cloud99's Avatar
        cloud99 -
        coffee is a vital part of my day , feels like it's incomplete without a sip of this magical brew
      1. reeses's Avatar
        reeses -
        Need more coffee... naw!!! :P
      1. letteman's Avatar
        letteman -
        This is great to know. Unfortunately I like my coffee with cream (coffee is only a third of one tablespoon). I think it holds more truth to these five things if you have it black and brewed. The kind of coffee I like contains a lot of fat and sugar. Haha
      1. cloudduster's Avatar
        cloudduster -
        I love coffee but I can still live without it
      1. browniies's Avatar
        browniies -
        i'll drink coffee from this day on. HAHAHA
      1. Jasmin Panis's Avatar
        Jasmin Panis -
        Quote Originally Posted by sammedriano View Post
        As a call center agent. Coffee is my bestfriend

        yes its the best partner specially you always in the front of the computer
      1. gleenjaan17's Avatar
        gleenjaan17 -
        Nice article! (y)
      1. tricia_adm's Avatar
        tricia_adm -
        agree jud ko ani... i can't live without coffee..
      1. BuDaRaze's Avatar
        BuDaRaze -
        Dpende sa coffee. Atong coffee sa pinas mga tam.is mn. So kuyaw sa diabetes
      1. Qvent111's Avatar
        Qvent111 -
        Yes, I agree that coffee has benefits and I don't know about the long term ones but for the short term - we all know how mood changes after a cup of coffee in the morning. I trust only the coffee that I make by myself, the one from the streets is crap.
      1. KidorioL's Avatar
        KidorioL -
        I don't use to drink from bars too, although when I visited Italy I couldn't miss the chance to taste the true Italian coffee from a local barista. It was the tastiest coffee from my entire life. A few days later, when I returned home, I bought an Italian Lelit espresso coffee machine and an Italian Eureka coffee grinder https://www.helixcoffee.com/collections/eureka. Now I feel like I have a piece of Italy inside my house.

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