It is bright and early in the morning but your day will not start until you go for that first sip of your daily coffee. While you might not admit it, caffeine is an integral part of your daily life.
Besides giving you your needed boost of the day, caffeine can also aid your body and immune systems in ways you never knew about! Also, caffeine can be consumed in plenty of ways and you really do not need to just have your daily needed caffeine in that old cup of 3-in-1 coffee.
Here are 5 reasons why caffeine can help you in ways you could never imagine!
#1 IMPROVE ENERGY LEVELS
You know that caffeine boosts your energy, but why exactly? Caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance and it gets absorbed into your bloodstream after consumption.
It blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter, Adenosine in the brain and increases others such as norepinephrine and dopamine. This can result in improved memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.
#2 BURN FAT
You know those slimming pills and edible slimming products in the market? Almost all of them contain caffeine. Save your cash and consume caffeine periodically instead.
According to research, caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3 to 11%*. Of course, do not consume caffeine excessively. About a cup of coffee a day is more than enough!
#3 REDUCE RISK OF DIABETES
According to latest studies, people who drink the most coffee, generally have a 23 to 50%* lower risk of having diabetes. While this is not full-proof, why risk it?
#4 PROTECT YOUR LIVER
Many liver-related diseases can eventually morph into something more severe called cirrhosis. This is when the liver has been largely replaced by scar tissue.
Research shows that coffee can prevent cirrhosis. If you drink 4 or more cups per day, you have up to an 80% lower risk* to contract this disease.
#5 FIGHT DEPRESSION
Many statistics and findings show that caffeine prevents depression or depression-related mental health illnesses. As mentioned in point 1, caffeine increases the production of dopamine which can actually boost one’s mood.
Let’s face it, coffee drinkers are happier people!
5 AWESOME WAYS TO CONSUME CAFFEINE
Cold brew coffee is our personal favourite. Each sip is robust with flavour and we love how you can still truly enjoy a nice cup of cold coffee without having to worry about it being diluted after awhile.
2. Vietnamese Drip Coffee
There is something about Vietnamese coffee beans that is just so distinguishable. Dripping it means the coffee you drink is way more intense while still retaining its aroma.
3. Kopi-O-Gao-Siew Dai (Rich Black Coffee With Less Sugar)
This local-favourite gets many people going in the morning. Ditch the regular coffee. All you need is a gao or rich coffee with less sugar to give you your morning ‘wake up call’. Also, it probably costs around a dollar a cup, how economical!
If you are never a fan of the strong coffee taste, go right for a cup or mocha or iced mocha. With a mixture of rich chocolate inside, it is practically a dessert in a cup!
In extremely humid weather, a cup of warm coffee is probably not the best choice at times. Why not go for a nice milky cup of smooth iced latte to get you through the day?
*Figures shown are based on latest studies and differs from person to person based on various internal and external factors.