Perks of Being a Coffee Lover

College of DuPage Nursing Student Maria Curcio wrote that for many Americans coffee is a daily part of their routine. It is used mainly for its caffeine intake which is used as an energy booster. However, there are also a lot of hidden perks to drinking coffee over other forms of caffeine.

Boosts your mood
Studies have shown there is a link between drinking coffee mood, specifically clinical depression. Depression is a serious mental disorder that is categorized by a state of sadness. This major depressive disorder affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older each year. (Anxiety and Depression Association of America 2020). In a Harvard University study published in 2011 (Lucas 2011) about the relationship between coffee drinks and depression were inverse. That means that the more coffee the women in the study drank the less depressed they were. The women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed while women who did not consume coffee did not lower their depression risk (Lucas 2011).

Coffee is a Natural Laxative

Coffee acts as a stimulant that can aid your body in burning fat cells without having to take pills or liquid laxatives. Caffeine is the world’s most widely used central nervous system stimulant, with approximately 80% consumed in the form of coffee. (Lucas 2011). Coffee stimulates and regulates your digestive system flushing our one’s colon. Coffee has a compound called chlorogenic acid that triggers higher stomach acid levels and higher production of gastric acid (Washington Post) This gastric acid aids the digestive system through coffee intake and stimulates its natural functions.

Therefore, coffee not only gives you that burst of energy by activating you CNS-central nervous system but also lifts your mood and aids your digestive system and health in a natural way.

References

Lucas, Michel; Mirzaei, Fariba; Pan, An; Okereke, Olivia I.; Willett, Walter C.; O’Reilly, Éilis J.; Koenen, Karestan; Ascherio, Alberto (2011-09-26). “Coffee, caffeine, and risk of depression among women”

“Facts & Statistics | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA”adaa.org. Retrieved 2020-09-22.

 

 

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