For many Americans, waking up to a piping hot cup of coffee is the only way to start the morning. In fact, my husband finds it physically impossible to get up without one! A conversation simply can’t happen before a cup of Joe.
The good news for most people is that research now tell us that coffee has a slew positive effects for your overall health in addition to ensuring you’re bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning.
It turns out the benefits of coffee are almost endless. Read on to find out exactly what they are.
1. Coffee Fills You With Energy
As we’ve just mentioned, the most obvious benefit of coffee is the fact it can give you the boost you need each morning by making you feel less tired and more energized.
This is because coffee is full of caffeine, a stimulant which is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance throughout the world (source).
Caffeine works by affecting the nervous system. It activates noradrenaline neurons and affects the local release of dopamine. This increases the firing of neurons in the brain, thus giving you energy and... Read more