Ah, coffee. The name itself rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? If you are a coffee lover like me, you know just how much it makes life easier. All you have to do is drink and boom, you are amped up to deal with just about anything. Isn't it weird that some people don't care for it all - and worse, mislabel it as something unhealthy?
On International Coffee Day, let's take at why you should be unabashedly downing this magical beverage on a daily basis. And the next time someone tells you off for having too much coffee, you can tell them all the reasons why it's good for you.
If you have ever suffered from depression or are just not a morning person, you know how sometimes getting out of bed is the hardest thing you will do all day. Fortunately, having something to look forward to can often motivate you to rise and get moving.
And a fine cup of coffee is a damn good way to kickstart the day, isn't it?
If you're a perpetual sleepyhead like me, you have to make coffee your best friend! Coffee contains high amounts of caffeine, a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. That's the reason a cup or two can keep you awake, alert, and energized for hours. Which is particularly handy when you have to work after barely sleeping or worse, staying up all night.
Whether you are easily irritable, short tempered, or just have to deal with annoying people in general, coffee is what ups your patience and tolerance. Without it, you'd probably be verbally or physically attacking all those who rub you the wrong way.
Did you know that coffee is a mild euphoriant? That's right, your cup of joe is not just a mood-altering drug, it is the most popular mood-altering drug in the world. But don't worry, this is actually a good thing: when taken in moderation, coffee has several health benefits.
According to studies, it reduces depression and lowers the risk of suicide, particularly in women. It also reduces the risk of several kinds of cancers, strokes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, etc.
If you have a large appetite and have been struggling to lose weight because of frequent hunger pangs, coffee's got your back. It helps suppress appetite, boosts metabolism, and burns fat. It even relieves muscle pain after a workout session.
However, you have to it take black and without sugar to get these benefits. And if you truly love coffee, you know this isn't a bad deal at all.
Fact: Coffee makes you want to poop within minutes after you drink it. It works as a mild to moderate laxative for 3 out of 10 people. So gulp it down and say hello to regular bowel movements. Whether you like it hot, cold or decaf, you are not going to be constipated with some coffee by your side.
Have very little in common with someone? Try asking them how they like their coffee. With the rate at which coffee consumption is increasing around the world, chances are high they will be as big a fan as you, or at the very least, a casual drinker. Either way, it's the perfect icebreaker.
A lot of people have to work hard in terrible conditions for minimum wage to produce our beloved coffee beans. But you can put a stop to that right now. Make sure that you only buy coffee that is fair trade certified. Sure, it is more expensive, but you will be doing your bit to ensure that millions of farmers around the world are getting their due.
So there you go - these are the reasons you need to make coffee a part of your daily routine. Why do you drink coffee everyday? Let me know in the comments below.