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7 Reasons Why Coffee Is My Go-To In The Mornings

In the adulting world, it's difficult to function without a cup of coffee in the morning. I would say I'm particularly obsessed and find myself drinking a cup every morning before heading to work or school. In fact, my love and obsession for coffee are quite mutual because coffee saves lives. If consumed in moderation, coffee can give you that extra kick to get your day going and can be a relaxing habit to form. According to science, approximately 90% of all adults in the world consume coffee. Just think about it, more than a billion cups of coffee are ingested daily. Some studies show that regular consumption of coffee has led to decreased risk of depression among women, protective against Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, Gout, Parkinson and Alzheimer's disease. When it comes to cancer, coffee may decrease the risk of certain types of gastrointestinal cancers, specifically, oropharyngeal and hepatocellular carcinoma. Bonus! Caffeine is constipation's best friend.

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1. Coffee Helps You Wake Up.

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Coffee ignites the soul. There's nothing like hitting that snooze button, over and over again. Over time, your body becomes it's own clock and evolves into a habitual creature by nature. Meaning that as soon as you wake up, your brain is already telling you that you need coffee because it's 6 AM and you've got to get up and go to work.

2. The aroma of coffee contains antioxidants.

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Just the smell of coffee is beneficial.

Studies show that the smell of coffee can stimulate certain genes and receptors in the brain. Through the inhalation or mere sniffing of coffee expresses certain proteins. These protein containing antioxidant properties are known to protect nerve cells from stress-related damage.

3. Caffeine serves as an athletic performance enhancement with aerobic exercises, endurance events, team sports, and high-intensity short duration activities such as swimming.

4. Coffee prevents human error.

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To err is human—except if you’ve got a cup of joe. According to science, caffeine consumption prevents error. Millennials attend work more often than not sleep deprived and coffee can reduce simple errors.

5. Coffee modulates sex hormones. According to science, caffeine increases sex hormone binding globulin levels in the plasma, which modulates the effects of certain sex hormones such as Testosterone and estrogen on peripheral tissues and glucose homeostasis.

6. What Coffee Does To Your Body

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7. Coffee Regenerates Injury To The Muscle.

Coffee has been shown to induce autophagy, stimulate glucose uptake, slow the progression of loss of muscle tissue (sarcopenia), and promotes the regeneration of injured muscle. Although it is important to be cognizant of not only the benefits but the risks associated with overconsumption of caffeine. It is also important to note that, as the most consumed stimulant in the world, with overconsumption comes side effects such as tolerance, withdrawal, and addiction. Careful consumption in moderation (<400mg/day) must be taken and kept in mind. BRB it's time for a coffee break!

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