The benefits of coffee are always a hot topic of debate amongst health professionals, and coffee is not just black bean water with caffeine – a growing body of research has shown coffee has many incredible health benefits beyond its morning ability to pick us up.
1. Drinking coffee can raise your metabolism (hooray) and help you burn fat at a faster rate, thus positively affecting your weight loss. Caffeine does this by stimulating your nervous system, causing it to send signals to your fat cells to break down body fat.
2. Coffee contains a chemical called caffeine, yes, we know that you know that, but did you know that caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant? When you drink coffee, the caffeine travels to the brain where it is responsible for enhancing the firing of neurons and increasing energy metabolism throughout your brain. On a day when you need to focus – scrap day – on each and every day of being a hands on mum – start your day with a quiet moment and a shot of espresso and reap the benefits of your increased mental clarity.
3. It’s recommended that adults should consume 1-2 cups of coffee a day to realise the most health benefits. We advocate learning to appreciate its authentic flavour and drinking it black to avoid consuming excess sugar and full-fat dairy while at it. Having said that, from time to time, we love treating ourselves to trip to the Starbucks drive through and a naughty but oh-so-delicious iced Frappuccino. It might be time to take a break here at Mumzworld HQ. You know where to find us.