Coffee's Health Benefits

As busy college students juggling classes, work, and a social life, we often find ourselves drinking several cups of coffee a day just to keep ourselves awake. Whether you drink this beloved international beverage hot or iced, there are actually many benefits to your health that you may not be aware of.  And if you haven’t already, you may want to consider including it into your daily diet and routine. 

Aside from its delicious taste and exquisite fragrances, coffee is known for containing caffeine.  Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the neurotransmitters in the brain and provides many benefits such as increased levels of dopamine resulting in improved moods. Caffeine intake has been linked to increasing abilities with decision making, faster reaction timing, short-term memory performance, and cognition. It also can boost energy levels and make you more productive. 

Coffee is known for being rich in antioxidants and nutrients. A cup of coffee is often where many people who consume a western style diet get the majority of their antioxidants from and it can outrank fruit and vegetables. Coffee consumption has also been linked to lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and it helps burn fat. It serves as a protectant for your liver and can help lower the risk of cirrhosis. 

Studies have shown that longevity can be attributed with drinking coffee as well. This is mostly associated with coffee helping lower your risk of getting many diseases and therefore a lower risk of death earlier in life. Coffee consumption is good in moderation and depending on your tolerance level more coffee may be better for your health than less. 

So go ahead, have that second cup of our gratifying Vida coffee, your body will thank you!

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