Coffee to many of us is the most wanted thing in the morning. We simply cannot imagine our day without that morning cup. We all have our preferences; the Venti, the Double -double, the short, extra foam or the no fat. And a few of us may even think that coffee is the greatest drink that mankind has ever found. As Hugh Jackman quotes “To me the smell of fresh –made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”
Yes. Coffee gets you going and a lot of recent researches on caffeine and its effects have revealed its powerful benefits. Here are just a few:
- Starts you up on the bright side of things: Coffee is known for its ability to give you a jolt. Even a small cup of coffee can increase positivity. Perking up activity in the central nervous system, caffeine can improve your performance in cognitive and behavioural tasks. Building on this researchers found that 200 milligrams of caffeine before any verbal task increased the consumer’s recognition of words with positive connotations. This is an effect of the brain’s neurotransmitter (dopamine) stimulation, which is related to the brain’s pleasure centre.
- You cannot get addicted to coffee: As confirmed by WHO there is scientific evidence which proves that coffee does not induce dependence. Although an abrupt withdrawal of coffee consumption may lead to a few symptoms, they are generally not severe and have a short duration. Brain mapping technology also indicates that caffeine consumption is not linked to the brain’s dependence circuit.
- Gets you to focus: Yes coffee can definitely get you to focus especially when you are fatigued. One clear mental effect of caffeine is its ability to help you stay on point on something that you wish you accomplish. So, when you think you are running late on that presentation you have prepare for the review meeting, grab that mug of coffee and work away. You are sure to wrap it up all in time.
And here’s the biggie…
Coffee can also help increase lifespan. Two studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine have linked more coffee with a lower risk of death. It has found evidence that people who drink a lot of coffee are less likely to die early as they are less likely to suffer from cancer, heart disease and diabetes and other conditions.
So enjoy your coffee in just any way you’d love it!