9 Healthy Reasons To Indulge Your Coffee Cravings
Everybody has a different opinion on coffee. Some might tell you it’s an addicting substance, unhealthy and should be avoided at all costs; while others claim it improves focus, and reduces the risk of certain health issues. I’m of the latter mind, requiring at least two per day to properly function.
While there are clearly divided views, to truly get to the heart of the issue it’s important to look at the science, to see what the studies say. Fortunately there are many such studies, coffee being one of our most popular and worldwide beverages has made it a fascinating subject of scientific exploration. Huffington Post have put together a list of the 9 healthiest reasons, as found through experiments, to drink up that coffee:
3. Stress. Does the smell of a rich French roast seem to wake you up on a sluggish morning? Turns out the aroma may help minimize the effects of sleep deprivation on your body. A 2008 study published in the Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that when stressed-out, sleep-deprived rats simply smelled coffee, they experienced a trigger in gene activity known to protect nerve cells from stress-related damage.
We could all do with a little less stress in our lives, and that might be as simple as having a little more coffee. I’m sold, but if you want some more convincing, check out the full article with all 9 points on the Huffington Post.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.