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WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK COFFEE

IT MAKES YOU SMARTER

Coffee is the most used psychoactive substance in the world.  Caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain which leads to enhanced firing of neurons.  Human trials show that coffee improves such brain functions as memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.

IT HELPS BURN FAT

Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement.  It is one of the very few naturally occurring substances that has been proven to aid fat burning.  Studies have Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK COFFEE

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17 WEIRD FACTS ABOUT COFFEE

YOU DON’T NEED COFFEE WHEN YOU FIRST WAKE UP

Your body naturally produces a hormone called cortisol that helps you feel awake and alert.  This hormone is released according to your circadian rhythm, dictated by the time of the day.  If you have a habit of drinking coffee when you first wake up, try waiting a bit longer so that your caffeine isn’t wasted during a time when your cortisol is at its highest.

COFFEE ISN’T THAT DEHYDRATING

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6 MORE REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE

LOWER THE RISK OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s.  It is caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain.  As with Alzheimer’s, there is no known cure, which makes focusing on prevention all the more important.  Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60%.  It appears that the caffeine itself is causing the effect.  People who drink decaf don not have a lower risk of Parkinson’s.

COFFEE MAY PROTECT THE LIVER

Your liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions in your body.  Several common diseases affecting the liver are hepatitis and fatty liver disease.  Continue reading 6 MORE REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE