11 Coffee Health Benefits Everyone Should Know About

From it’s origin in tropical Africa and native Madagascar, coffee, has been taking the world by storm.  Coffee is arguably the most popular beverage in the world next to water.

But with all this reverence, does coffee really live up to the hype?  You better believe it does.  So drink up, but not too much or you won’t be able to function.

#1 Coffee Is A Fat Burner

That's right, America's favorite morning beverage, coffee, is a fat burning machine. Well not really a machine but you get the idea. This is all due mostly to the caffeine content of that cup of joe you're drinking.

Caffeine is a proven fat burning tool as it can increase metabolic rates from between 3-11%. No wonder it's the main ingredient used in commercial weight loss supplements.

So drink a cup of coffee a day to keep the pounds away, but don't overdo it because you could become immune to the effects.

#2 Coffee Contains Essential Nutrients

Our bodies are machines and require fuel to keep running. Coffee delivers a few of those components in spades.

One cup of coffee can offer:

11% of the RDA of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
6% of the RDA of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
3% of the RDA of Manganese and Potassium
2% of the RDA of Magnesium and Niacin (B3)

#3 Coffee May Protect Against Alzheimers And Dementia

With Alzheimers prevalent in those over 65 years of age, it's good to know there are a number of steps you can take to prevent the onset of the disease. Drinking coffee is one of the measures that can be taken.

Studies have shown that coffee drinkers are 65% less likely to get hit with Alzheimers and Dementia. Coffee proves once again why it reigns cognitive supreme.

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