8 Great Benefits of Drinking Black Coffee
You may love drinking your cup of black coffee every day, but how much do you know about its health benefits?
Black coffee is the purest form of coffee that is brewed without any additives such as sugar, milk, cream or added flavours. According to Statistic Brain, up to 35% of coffee drinkers in the US drink their coffee black.
So, let’s look into some of the great benefits of drinking black coffee.
- Coffee’s nutritional value
Black coffee is one of the best drinks in terms of nutritional value. Typically, an 8-ounce cup of black coffee contains 0% fat, 0% cholesterol, 0% carbohydrates, 0% sodium, and only 4% potassium.
Black coffee is additionally rich in nutrients and full of antioxidants
- Cleansing your system
Coffee is a diuretic beverage, that helps your body get rid of salt (sodium) and water.
This means that the more coffee you consume, the more often you will need to relieve yourself. This helps in flushing out toxins and bacteria from your system every time you visit the loo.
- Helping you burn fat
We all want to burn fat as easily as possible. Black coffee helps in burning fat rapidly by improving your performance during workouts, if you consume it 30 minutes before your workout.
It assists your body in releasing adrenaline into your bloodstream, which prepares your body for physical exertion. It also boosts your metabolism, which takes care of burning your belly fat.
- Benefitting your liver
The liver is an essential organ of the body which helps in digesting food and getting rid of toxic substances from your body.
People who drink 4 cups of black coffee (e.g. two “Tall” cups from Starbucks) every day are at a lower risk of developing liver problems such as liver cancer, fatty liver disease, hepatitis, as well as alcoholic cirrhosis.
- Coffee can reduce the risk of Diabetes
Drinking black coffee can help reduce the risk of diabetes. A study showed that people who drank two cups, or less, of black coffee were at a higher risk of developing diabetes, compared to those who drank two or more. Meaning; the more black coffee you consume the lesser your risk of developing diabetes.
Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee help equally in controlling diabetes, by increasing the production of insulin in your body.
- A great alternative
Some of us can’t enjoy some classic milk-based coffee products due to digestive disorders like lactose intolerance.
Black coffee is a great option for people who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to it. You can satisfy your taste buds and also keep your health in check by consuming black coffee.
Did you know that approximately 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy?
- Coffee helps in reducing stress
We’re all swamped with stresses of all kinds. Sometimes it can be a little too much to take and can lead to serious mental health conditions like depression.
Drinking black coffee is a great way to uplift your mood and make you feel better - as caffeine increases dopamine in the brain. An increase in dopamine will make you happier and therefore help in reducing stress.
- Decreasing the risk diseases
Black coffee has many great benefits. Not only can it help in making you feel energized but it can also lower your risk of Parkinson’s by 60% and Alzheimer’s by 65%, protect you against gout disease, and reduce your risk of cancer.
Drinking a few cups of black coffee every day can also help your heart, as it has a similar effect as going for a walk. Therefore, it helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases including stroke in the long run and reduces the inflammation levels in your body.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go pour yourself a nice cup of black coffee and enjoy its great benefits.