International Coffee Day: Health Benefits Of Coffee
By- Md. Mojahid Raza
Bhubaneswar: A morning without a cup of Cofffe is unimaginable for many. There’s no shame in being totally in love with coffee, which isn’t just about great taste or flavour. We have grown attached to its ability to affect us mentally and socially. The context of our coffee has become not just an important part of our refreshment but our diet too.
Celebrated every year on October 1, International Coffee Day aims to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage. To mark this day, several colourful events are organised in countries across the world. At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Milan Expo 2015.
This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee besides raising awareness for the plight of the coffee growers around the globe. On this day, many cafeterias offer free or discounted cups of coffee to coffee lovers. Some also offer coupons and special deals with their loyal followers through social networking.
On the occasion of International Coffee Day, here is a list of some health benefits of Coffee- a beverage you just can’t live without!
- Boosts Physical performance
Having a cup of Coffee just before workout or exercise will enhance your performance magically. Coffee contains caffeine which provides energy and helps your body fight exhaustion and physical tiredness.
- Weight Loss
Coffee contains magnesium and potassium which help the human body use insulin, regulate blood sugar levels and reducing your craving for sugary treats and snacks. Coffee also helps in burning body fats.
- Strengthens Immunity
Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants that boost immunity and protects the human body from diseases and sickness.
- Prevention of Diabetes
Studies have shown that coffee reduces the risk diabetes. Caffeine decreases insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance therefore reduces your risk of type II diabetes.
- Prevention of Alzheimer & Parkinson’s Diseases
High caffeine levels in blood reduces the risk of Alzheimer disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
- Mood Elevator
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevates mood.