Most of us love our morning coffee, are we right? The smell of a fresh brew, the delightful creamy taste… mmm, so good! Some of us claim we just “can’t even” without our coffee, while some of us just really like the taste. Either way, coffee is an essential piece to many of our mornings. As if you needed any more reasons to drink coffee, Health Line gives us 13 health benefits on coffee that are based on science. Check out our top three favorites below and for a more complete list click here.
- Coffee can boost your energy and make you smarter!
This is probably the reason most of us drink our morning coffee. It gives us the boost we need to get out of bed and helps get our brain started. I mean, have you ever been asked a complex question (or even a simple one) first thing in the morning and you just can’t find the right answer? Yeah, we all have… hence why we “can’t even.” Moving on…
- Coffee can help you burn fat.
Okay, stop there! We’re sold… if coffee leads to fat burning, count us in! According to Health Line, “several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11 percent.”
- Coffee can fight depression and make you happier.
Depression is a very serious illness that effects many people all over the world. A Harvard study in 2011 found that “women who drank four or more cups per day had a 20 percent lower risk of becoming depressed.” This should be reason enough to enjoy your morning coffee! Coffee makes us happy and if coffee also makes you happy, go ahead and enjoy another cup!
So, there you have it, folks. Enjoy your morning (or afternoon) coffee and take comfort in knowing you’re also boosting your energy, burning fat, fighting depression and so much more! Coffee might not be for everyone, maybe you’re more of a tea person and that’s okay too. Drink what makes you happy. Maybe it’s the occasional glass of wine that gets you going, hey we don’t judge! Now that we’ve covered some of our favorite benefits of coffee, you’ll have to excuse us, it’s time for another cup of joe!