For most of us, having our coffee exactly how we like it is crucial in determining how the rest of our day is going to be. We must have the right amount of creamers, sugar, honey, and whatever flavor pump our little heart’s desire. Most of us as coffee drinkers that love our sugary add-ins, couldn’t imagine what it would be like to drink, dare I say it, black coffee. However, as we age, our taste buds are constantly changing. While black coffee may not be a favorite amongst many, several health benefits may make us consider moving to the dark side.
- Helps boost memory
As we age, we are all at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Black coffee assists in keeping your brain active and strengthens your brain’s functions.
- Improves cardiovascular health
By drinking a few cups of black coffee a day can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular health including cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
- Boosts metabolism by 11%
If you are currently taking weight loss supplements, most of the supplements contain caffeine that assists in boosting your metabolism and tricking your tummy to tell you that it’s not hungry
- Gives you important nutrients
Caffeine has one of the largest sources of antioxidants that include vitamins B2, B3, B5, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium.
- Reduces the risk of cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, certain compounds that are found in coffee have been found to lower the risks of getting certain types of cancer.
- Makes you happier 🙂
Not only is coffee delicious, but it’s also quite addicting! The caffeine that is in our daily cup or in most cases, cups, increases dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is referred to as a “pleasure chemical”. So, no wonder after we get our coffee fix we are pleased.