Coffee Cures All: 10 Ways Coffee Can Make Your Life Better
What is it about the perfect cup of java that feeds our soul and makes us feel like we can take on the world? Whether it’s a simple shot of espresso or an over-priced whipped/latte/iced concoction from your local barista – no doubt, that coffee is an invigorating way to start (or maintain) the day.
But is coffee good for you? Yes! Beyond the pleasant aroma and the morning pick-me-up, there is growing medical evidence that our coffee habits could actually be impacting our health… for the better! Studies have shown that that drinking coffee every day can help lower your risk of many serious health conditions and even help you feel more chipper all around.
From a reduced cancer risk to a boost in the bedroom, read on for 10 reasons your caffeine fix makes your life infinitely better!
1. Exercise Enhancer
Good news for coffee lovers who want to get in shape. Studies show that caffeine not only helps you work out stronger and longer, but also boosts your metabolism by 15 percent for as long as three hours after you stop exercising. And according to Journal of Pain, two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%!
2. May Prevent Gallstones
Gallstones are solid stones formed in the gallbladder made from cholesterol, bile salts and calcium. Gallstones are painful, but new research says coffee could help keep them at bay. A study conducted in Italy found that people who regularly drank coffee or wine, or who ate fish or whole wheat bread, were less likely to develop this painful condition.