Caffeine is one of the most widely available stimulants in the world, with the majority of us consuming it in one form or another every day. Soft drinks, tea and freshly roasted coffee will almost always contain caffeine (unless you specifically opt for decaf variants), but many of us don’t realise the effect that our drinks could be having on our bodies.
To help put the record straight, here are four of the most common ways in which caffeine can affect our bodies and minds.
It’s no secret that indulging in a mug of your favourite coffee can help you feel more awake and alert. After all, that’s why so many of us choose to start the day with a coffee or take an afternoon coffee break in the office to recharge our batteries. Although the caffeine in our drinks is a great way to get a short-term energy boost, it’s not a miracle worker – if you’re really struggling to stay awake, there’s no better cure than a good night’s sleep.
Reduced Risk of Disease
Countless studies have been conducted surrounding the link between caffeine and disease, with many finding that regularly drinking coffee can actually help to lower your risk of contracting certain diseases and illnesses. Freshly roasted coffee contains antioxidants which can reduce cholesterol, promote the effective use of insulin and work to prevent heart disease, tissue damage and some types of cancer. Not bad for your humble cup of java!
Although the caffeine itself doesn’t contain nutrients, when combined with your favourite coffee beans, you get a wide variety of nutrients and micronutrients. Some of those present include manganese, riboflavin, potassium and magnesium – all of which are beneficial to a healthy, balanced diet.
Allowing yourself the time to indulge in your favourite coffee is a great way to brighten your day and bring a little positivity to a dull day. Just what you need on those wintery weekday mornings!
Of course, the most important thing is to remember the rule of moderation. Most things aren’t good for you if consumed in too high quantities, so when you are relaxing with your daily cup of coffee, make sure not to go overboard. We know just how good our freshly roasted coffee can be, which is why we recommend that you enjoy yours in moderation.
To help you keep track of your caffeine fix, why not set up a coffee subscription with us? You will get your favourite freshly roasted coffee beans delivered directly to your door at a frequency of your choosing – what could be better?
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