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The New Year’s Resolution you won’t break: Drink More Coffee

If you like the idea of a new year’s resolution, only to find yourself breaking it not long after you’ve started, you’re not alone. Less than 10% of the resolutions people make each year are kept. If you’re looking for a resolution you can actually hold onto, then make 2019 the year you resort to drinking more coffee in Perth. And here’s why you should.

7 reasons why coffee is good for you

Coffee contains beneficial nutrients
Coffee beans are high in antioxidants and essential nutrients your body thrives on. A single cup of coffee contains riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin (vitamin B3).
Drinking coffee can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Sounds crazy but it’s true. Research carried out by Harvard tracked over 100,000 people across a 4 year period. Results showed those who increased their coffee intake by more than 1 cup a day, had an 11% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who reduced their coffee intake increased their risk by 17%.
Coffee reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
There are a number of health benefits to drinking coffee, another of which has been linked to lower risks of heart rhythm problems. Health studies have shown, drinking 1-3 cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of a stroke in women by 20%, compared to those who drink less or no coffee at all.
Coffee improves brain function
Caffeine won’t make you smarter but it can improve different aspects of how your brain operates. This includes your memory, mood, energy levels, reaction times, alertness and general mental function.
Drinking coffee can help you burn fat
There’s a reason why they call coffee a caffeine hit. Studies have shown that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by up to 11%, and increase fat burning by up to 10% for those who are overweight, and as much as 29% if you’re in a healthy weight range.
Black coffee prevents cavities
Research carried out in Brazil has found that drinking strong straight black coffee (minus the milk or sugar) will kill the bacteria on your teeth, which leads to tooth decay. Just saying!
Coffee can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
Numerous studies have shown that people over 65 with higher blood caffeine levels are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. It also found for those who already have Parkinson’s disease, drinking caffeine daily can aid their movement. The key to drinking coffee of course is in moderation, and try cut out the sugar. This ensures you truly reap the health benefits associated with coffee.
Love Perth’s coffee spots? If you haven’t tried Voodoo Coffee yet then make it your next wake up call, afternoon pick me up or late night coffee bar stop. We’re Perth’s only coffee bar open every day of the week from 6am ‘til 10pm.