From the beautiful highlands of Ethiopia and the scientific observations of a goat herder watching his flock’s response to eating the berry of this fruit, came the revelation of the potency of what is now called coffee and its announcement to Afrika and the world. Whether you drink it or not, you have likely been caught up by the tantalizing aroma of this rich, dark beverage. Some people are said not to be able to metabolize coffee well and so they steer well clear of it, some use it to stay up late at night or to pick themselves up in the morning or during one of those long boring PowerPoint presentations at work… you know the ones. For some, they feel no effect and can simply drink it right before bed or chomp down on its berries or seeds.
What makes it give your body a burst of energy and what else can it do for you (wisdom in its use prevailing)?
Coffee, as you already know, contains a psychoactive substance known as caffeine. Caffeine works to block the functioning of adenosine which causes dopamine and norepinephrine to increase. This increases energy, brain function, improves your response times i.e. it gives you a boost. It is even said to help fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Caffeine boosts your metabolic rate and has been known to increase fat burning in people.
Coffee has moderate amounts of Vitamin B3, B2 and B5 and also contains folate, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
Helps Fight Type2 Diabetes
According to online sources, drinkers of coffee have a lower risk of getting Type2 Diabetes.
Coffee helps increase production of urine, which is a great way to keep flushing your body of toxins. This also increases toilet visits…
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in your body.
Coffee helps protect your liver against cirrhosis and cancer.
Used ground coffee beans can make for a great body scrub. The oils in the beans feed and nourish your skin and give it a great glow. But, be mindful of blocking your drain!
As mentioned earlier, let wisdom be the principle thing in your consumption of coffee. Some of these benefits can turn into harmful effects if coffee is consumed in excess or out of greed and mindlessness. It has even been known to have addictive effects. So as always, pray first and do as guided by the Holy Spirit.
(Sources: healthline.com and blog.warriorcoffee.com)
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