Reasons To Start Your Day With A Coffee
It might be obvious, but here at Scanomat, we LOVE coffee. It’s our passion, and we pride ourselves on not only developing one of the most technologically advanced coffee machines in the world, but also providing the best quality coffee to go with it.
Only the top 1% of coffee beans are selected to make up our Amokka Coffee range. They are shipped from our partner farms across the world to our head office in Denmark, where they are micro-roasted to ensure the best quality, every time.
We could talk all day about our coffee, but is there actually any benefit to drinking it? Over the years, there have been many conflicting ideas about the benefits of coffee.
So, why should you start your day with a coffee?
It’s Full Of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are nutrients that prevent the oxidation of molecules in the body caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe that the damage caused by these free radicals can contribute to things such as blood vessel disease and cancer, therefore antioxidants are believed to be very important!
Contrary to popular belief, coffee actually provides more antioxidants than green tea. And whilst fruits and vegetables do provide lots of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee.
Definitely a good reason for your morning latte!
Coffee Can Lessen The Effects of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative neurological disease that is thought to affect around 1 in 500 people in the UK. Most people with Parkinson’s start developing symptoms when they’re over 50, and at the moment there is no known cure.
In recent studies, participants drinking coffee regularly were less likely to develop Parkinson’s, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60% depending on the study. In this case, it is the caffeine in the coffee that is having the effect, as decaf drinkers don’t have the same reduction in risk.
Not only can caffeine help reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s, it can also help individuals with Parkinson’s control their movements.
Coffee Can Reduce The Risks of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. It’s a massive, global problem, with an estimated 422 million people worldwide having diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, or when the body doesn’t react properly to insulin.
Coffee drinkers experience up to a 50% reduction in risk of developing diabetes than non-coffee drinkers. Some studies found that each daily cup of coffee reduces the risk of diabetes by 7%.
It Makes You Happier
A Harvard study of nearly 51,000 women found that an increased consumption of caffeinated coffee reduces the risk of depression. A Finnish study of over 2200 men found a similar result, but noted that the risk of suicide decreased progressively up until 6-7 cups of caffeinated coffee per day, however it then increased with more than 8 cups per day.
It Can Make You A Better Athlete
Studies have found that moderate caffeine consumption (up to 5 cups of coffee per day) can enhance performance and endurance, as well as reduce fatigue.
It has been also found that caffeine can improve performance by up to 12%!
It Can Help Your Heart Stay healthy
In a study published in 2010, Dutch researchers found that individuals drinking 2-4 cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of heart disease, compared to those drinking fewer than two cups or more than 4 cups.
It Can Reduce Stress
We all know that a dose of caffeine (whether it comes from coffee, tea or an energy drink) can help wake you up in the morning. But just the smell of coffee can help reduce stress related to sleep deprivation. Researchers at the Seoul National University studied the brains of sleep deprived rats, and found those exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins related to that stress. Fresh coffee not only smells amazing, but also can help reduce stress!
Oh, and it tastes delicious…
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog post is for general purpose only and should not be considered as medical advice or as an alternative to medical advice.