For many people, a morning cup of coffee is part of their daily grind to help ‘switch on’ for the day ahead. But did you know the advantages of coffee go beyond alertness and may provide powerful health benefits? Additionally, choosing organic coffee can help support farmers using environmentally friendly sustainable practices without the use of harmful chemicals, which is a bonus for the environment.
At Flannerys, we’re proud to supply our beloved customers with 100% organic, fair trade coffee with organic milk in our cafés. And because we’re passionate about helping our customers strive for optimal health, we hope you enjoy sipping on a free organic coffee with the purchase of one coffee while reading about its unique health benefits as outlined below…
- Enhanced cognitive functioning
As a stimulant, the caffeine in coffee may assist in enhancing brain function, including improved memory, focus and alertness. This may be the reason why so many people find drinking coffee in the morning helps them switch on and perform better with tasks throughout the day.
- Prolonged life
Recent research suggests that drinking even one cup of coffee each day may help prolong life. This may be due to coffee’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Antioxidants help protect the body from cell damage produced by free radicals, as well as potentially containing anti-aging benefits.
- Improved sport performance
The caffeine in coffee acts as a nerve and muscle stimulant, which may help reduce perceived feelings of fatigue during sport and exercise. This means that drinking coffee before being active may help reduce muscle fatigue so that you can last longer.
- Mood booster
Coffee may help elevate mood by promoting the production of dopamine and glutamine in the brain. These natural stimulants may help boost mood and overall feelings of positivity. Some people report feeling more ‘perky’ after a cup of coffee, which may be a combination of the caffeine’s effects on alertness, as well as the activation of these natural stimulants.
The amount of fluid consumed in a cup of coffee, whether it’s milk, milk alternatives or boiling water in a long black, is usually more than the amount that’s lost from its mild diuretic effect. This means that contrary to popular belief, coffee most likely doesn’t lead to dehydration and in fact can add to hydration levels.