The Hidden Health Benefits of your Morning Coffee

For many people across the world coffee is an essential part of their day. For coffee drinkers it gives them the energy to tackle the day but it is more than that. It is the soothing feeling of a warm mug in your hands and the rich aroma that greets you every morning. However, have you ever stopped to think about the health benefits? Several studies have shown that coffee consumption is good for both the body and soul.

Pep in your Step

It is no hidden fact that coffee puts a little pep in your step but that extra pep goes a long way in improving various aspects of brain function such as;

  • Enhancing your memory

  • Improving your mood

  • Increases your energy levels and reaction times

  • Helps you fight depression

Not only does the extra pep help your brain function but it also aides in helping you improve your physical performance and burn fat

Rich Nutritious Rewards

For many years man has sought to find the fountain of youth and has failed. In their quests nutritionists have found that several nutrients are required to help your body function. Coffee has an abundant source of the essential nutrients that your body requires. A single cup of coffee contains;

  • Vitamin B2. B5, and B3

  • Manganese

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

Disease Deterrent

According to Harvard Health coffee has been among the most heavily studied drinks. Evidence from the studies suggests that moderate coffee consumption of three to four cups per day have been linked to a longer lifespan. Since the studies have determined that coffee drinkers may have a reduced risk of;

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Type Two Diabetes

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Uterine and Liver Cancer

  • Cirrhosis

  • Gout

  • Depression

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The Montclare Senior Residences Healthy Eating Blog

By Kathy Nuss, Pacific Management.

Making small changes that impact your health!

More and more studies are showing that turning to a plant base diet can help in so many areas of our health.

That is not to say that we should become vegetarians or vegans, but increasing our intake of vegetables and fruits. New studies show that adding broccoli and cauliflower will help decrease plaque build up in the carotid artery. Small changes can make a huge impact.

Start with substituting some side dishes with fresh cooked vegetables. If you are not used to vegetables, try including vegetables in with rice, soups, pastas, stews, etc.

Adding more vegetables and fruit will impact other serious conditions associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Try new vegetables, become adventurous. The more colors and variety will hopefully keep you motivated to maintain the healthy changes.

In the summer look for local farmers markets. Not only are they great places to purchase fresh produce but fun to walk around and enjoy the variety of the choices.

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