Aside from water, coffee is the most frequently consumed daily beverage in the United States. But is drinking coffee good for you? Studies have shown that your morning-pick-me-up has health benefits you might not expect.
Your reaction times improve.
Because coffee contains caffeine, neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine increase after you drink your first cup. This leads to enhanced firing of neurons, which results in improved mood, memory, vigilance, energy levels, and reaction times.
Coffee contains essential nutrients.
A single cup of coffee contains a surprising amount of your daily recommended vitamin intake: 11% vitamin B2, 6% vitamin B5, 3% manganese and potassium, and 2% of your daily vitamin B3. If you’re among those who drink more than one cup per day, you’re reaping even greater vitamin benefits from your cup o’ joe.
Coffee may lower your risk of certain cancers.
The health benefits of coffee even extend to cancer prevention. Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer, and a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western Diet.
Did you know people who eat a standard Western diet receive more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and vegetables combined?
You can support great causes.
If you’re a regular coffee drinker, sourcing your beans from a mission oriented company can turn your routine purchase into a greater impact. As a veteran-owned coffee company, Veteran Roasters’s mission is to provide employment opportunities and support services to disenfranchised veterans in the Chicago area. A Veteran Roasters coffee subscription helps to keep veterans employed and empowered while keeping you caffeinated.