7 Facts About Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know
Everytime I drink a cup of coffee, I wonder if it’s good for me or bad for me.
Sometimes deciding if coffee is good for you or not depends on your condition. For instance, some people have a bad reaction to caffeine, so maybe they should stick to decaffeinated coffee. Some people drink 8 cups a day, well that’s obviously not good for you. Everything in moderation is what they say.
Check out this video that I found on Youtube about coffee facts. There are some really interesting coffee facts that I didn’t know and you likely don’t either. This video is by Bright Side and includes some really great reasons to drink coffee, including stress and headache relief.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
1. Coffee Boost Brain Power
According to the video, coffee with sugar can make you a genius! Caffeine is a mild stimulant that releases adrenaline when you drink it. This makes heartbeat increase, blood pressure rise, breathing tubes open up and sugar is released into your blood stream.
This can help you with attention and concentration, making you a genius for a short time. But don’t sign up for the Mensa just yet, it won’t last forever!
2. Coffee Increases Blood Pressure
Coffee increases blood pressure, so if you have high blood pressure, you may want to talk to your doctor before drinking too much of it.
On the other hand, if you have hypotension or low blood pressure – coffee can help by raising blood pressure.
3. Makes Immune System Stronger
In this video,they talk about how scientists say coffee decreases risks of premature death, can prevent cancer, improve liver, heart and digestive system. They also say that research suggests that coffee can have preventative effects for people who suffer from Parkinson’s.
My husband’s grandfather suffers from Parkinson’s disease, so I find this particularly interesting.
4. Coffee Can Relieve Headaches
I’ve heard this before and I’ve actually tried it. It does work!
Caffeine can cure the effects of a headache. Caffeine increases the effects of some medications, and how quick it works, that’s why you sometimes see this listed as an ingredient in pain medications.
5. Coffee Reduces Stress
I’m not surprised by this one at all. Coffee releases dopamine and serotonin. Even just the smell of coffee can calm your nerves. I can attest to this. Every time I smell coffee it’s like smelling comfort and I relax a little bit.
Research shows that 2 to 4 cups of coffee per day can reduce risk of suicide in men and women alike by around 50%.
The interesting part about this is that only caffeine contained in coffee has this effect.
6. Coffee Improves Memory
Oh man, my memory is terrible, so this one made me go WOO!!!
Coffee enhances alertness and memory. It boosts mood, energy and productivity, but only in short term memory. Since short term memory leads to long term memory.
I’m going to pause writing this and go get myself a coffee right now since it can help you learn and remember.
7. Coffee Helps You Lose Weight
Coffee can help you keep off the weight by suppressing your appetite. Since I can’t eat gluten anymore, I learned this fact on my own by grabbing a cup of coffee on the go when I’m hungry, since it’s so hard to find places to eat a real meal.
Coffee boosts of energy for exercise, helping you with the intensity of your exercise.
Bonus: Coffee Cocktail
Make sure you watch the end of the video for the for a coffee cocktail that looks oh so delicious.
I would recommend cold brewing your coffee instead of making it and letting it cool like the video suggests. It’s so much more delicious when it’s cold brewed.
Kris is a freelance writer, blogger, and virtual assistant that lives in the Great White North, eh!? She loves kayaking, coffee, and her two poorly behaved little dogs.