Are you one of those people who can’t function until you’ve had your morning cup of coffee?
There isn’t an International Coffee Day for nothing — it’s in late September, by the way.
That freshly brewed pot of coffee doesn’t just smell good – it may actually be beneficial to your health. So go ahead; pour yourself another cup of coffee (or two or five).
Here are 4 reasons why caffeine is good for you:
- Caffeine drinkers are more physically active – it increases adrenaline, which can enhance your physical performance.
- They have fewer health problems – some studies show coffee drinkers have a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and a lower risk of developing melanoma.
- They have healthier brains – a Johns Hopkins University study shows that caffeine can increase memory, and studies show it can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
- They’re happier – according to a Harvard study, drinking coffee may reduce the risk of depression.
So as you’re getting your day off to a good start, go ahead and reach for that cup of coffee.