The Morning Thing celebrates National Coffee Day!

Today is very special – it’s National Coffee Day!

The Morning Thing is celebrating by drinking an extra cup and sharing some of the amazing health benefits in this wonderful drink.

Check out these 13 health benefits of coffee! Click HERE for the full article from and more details on how caffeine can help us.

1. Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter

SUMMARY – Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, which causes a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.

2. Can Help You Burn Fat

SUMMARY – Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning and boost your metabolic rate.

3. Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance

SUMMARY– Caffeine can increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from your fat tissues. It also leads to significant improvements in physical performance.

4. Contains Essential Nutrients

SUMMARY – Coffee contains several important nutrients, including riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium and niacin.

5. May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

SUMMARY – Several observational studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

6. May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

SUMMARY – Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, which is a leading cause of dementia worldwide.

7. May Lower Your Risk of Parkinson’s

SUMMARY – Coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of getting Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder.

8. May Protect Your Liver

SUMMARY – Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, which can be caused by several diseases that affect the liver.

9. Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier

SUMMARY – Coffee appears to lower your risk of developing depression and may dramatically reduce suicide risk.

10. May Lower Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

SUMMARY – Liver and colorectal cancer are the third and fourth leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both.

11. Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease and May Lower Stroke Risk

SUMMARY – Coffee may cause mild increases in blood pressure, which usually diminish over time. Coffee drinkers do not have an increased risk of heart disease and have a slightly lower risk of stroke.

12. May Help You Live Longer

SUMMARY – Several studies show that coffee drinkers live longer and have a lower risk of premature death.

13. The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in the Western Diet

SUMMARY – Coffee is rich in powerful antioxidants, and many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and veggies combined.

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