This Is What Happens When You Drink Coffee Every Day

This Is What Happens When You Drink Coffee Every Day

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Editor’s note: We recommend (in moderation of course) selecting fair trade, sustainably sourced organic coffee.

Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without a piping hot cup of joe. Not only does coffee taste great, but it gives us a burst of much-needed energy first thing in the morning, and the heat from the coffee gives us comfort and warmth as well.

So, to all the coffee aficionados in the world, please feel free to raise your mugs and toast all of your coffee drinking friends after reading this article.

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Here are 5 things that happen when you drink coffee every day:

1. You will increase your metabolism.

This is good news for anyone thinking of starting a workout routine, or for others who have an exercise regimen in place already. The caffeine from the coffee will naturally boost your energy levels, revving up your metabolism so you can kickstart your day. While the effects are short-lived, you can still take advantage of the extra energy while it lasts.

Also, drinking coffee after a workout can even increase the metabolism. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that endurance athletes who had a cup of coffee after exercise had a 66 percent increase in muscle glycogen, which helped them to quickly replace energy stores used during exercise.

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2. Drinking coffee will make your brain healthier.

Coffee offers a bevy of benefits for you brain – studies have found that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by as much as 65% in middle-aged men and women. Other studies have found that drinking coffee daily can lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, by as much as 32-60%.

Secondly, drinking coffee can block a particular nucleoside in the brain known as adenosine. Adenosine decreases the firing of neurons and the release of beneficial neurotransmitters within the brain. Because caffeine inhibits adenosine, it increases the production of beneficial chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

Additionally, other studies have found that coffee increases cognitive performance, mood, reaction time, memory, and alertness.

Related article: 5 Uses for Coffee you Haven’t Heard About

3. It will make you happier.

A groundbreaking study performed by researchers at the Harvard Public School of Health found that adult men and women who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee each day had a 50% lower risk of suicide compared to those who drank decaf coffee or no coffee at all. 

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In addition, coffee contains many antioxidants, even more so than fruits and vegetables combined. It also contains beneficial nutrients such as Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5, as well as potassium and manganese.

All of these factors contribute to the major happiness boost you will feel from indulging in a cup or three of warm coffee each day.

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4. Drinking coffee will reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that older adults who consumed four or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of developing malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer in the U.S. Researchers believe that coffee protects against certain types of skin cancer due to the high amount of antioxidants and phytochemicals present.

5. You’ll have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Finally, according to another study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, people who increased their coffee consumption by one cup per day over the course of four years had an 11% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared with those who made no changes to how much coffee they drank. What’s more, the study discovered that those who decreased their coffee consumption by more than one cup per day increased their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 17%. 

Now that you know about all the incredible health benefits of drinking coffee, you have all the more reason to enjoy a few cups per day, or start drinking it if you’ve been skeptical.

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“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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8 thoughts on “This Is What Happens When You Drink Coffee Every Day

  1. you seem to be citing single studies in making these points… which can lead to false conclusions… although they make easy reading

    I am not disagreeing with the benefits that you have listed but I wonder about how comprehensive these studies were, how many support them and how many oppose these findings….

    As I recall, there is an organization, based in England I believe, that does mega-studies on different topics, analyzing research done in an area of study, rejecting those that do not meet scientific standards and arriving at a conclusion, based on an overview after having reviewed the studies which met appropriate standards…

  2. I’m 62 and only recently began trying to get into the habit of drinking coffee but I’m not doing very well. I keep it out and try to make some every day but often go for a few days without thinking about it, even though it’s in the way on my counter.

    For one thing, it tastes terrible to me. I love the smell of it and have always liked coffee incense and coffee scented candles, though, which drives friends and relatives who are addicted to it crazy.

    It doesn’t boost my energy either. In fact, I often go to sleep after a couple of cups of the stuff.

    My daughter and many of my friends rave about how much they love it, how they cannot function without it, and how they will murder anyone who speaks to them before they’ve had some in the morning. I wonder what people would think if I said things like that about marijuana.

    Do you have any advice as to how I can more successfully become addicted to it?

    1. Hi there,

      Sorry it took so long to comment back! My advice would be that if you just can’t seem to enjoy the taste of coffee, don’t drink it. There are benefits to drinking it, of course, but you can get some of the same benefits from other drinks/foods.

  3. No mension on how Coffee pulls calsium from the bones , or how extremely additive it is , needing to drink more and more to get the same effect over time, and hard to quit!

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