He coffee It is probably one of the most consumed beverages every day. In Finland alone 12 kilograms per person per year are consumed, followed very closely by Norway with around 10 kg. per person and from Sweden with 8.4 kg. Spain is ranked 19th in the world ranking with a consumption that fluctuates 4.5 kilograms of coffee per person per year. This means that in our country around 24,140 million coffees are consumed, which would be equivalent to 600 coffees.
About tastes is probably one of the most varied drinks that exist. There are those who consume just coffee , who add sugar, milk or condensed milk. There are also those who enjoy it with a delicious cream of milk, or those who consume it alone but very, very loaded. There are even those who add honey to coffee. To prepare it we can choose a wide variety of coffee makers, although it is also possible make coffee without coffee maker .
Be that as it may, there is no doubt that it is a stimulant drink , which contains - and contributes - a series of interesting benefits for our health, especially when consumed on a regular basis and always without excesses (unless there is some kind of contraindication , moment in which then its consumption is not at all advisable nor advisable).
For example, It is extremely rich in natural antioxidants for its content in polyphenols , which means that it helps our body to reduce the effects of free radicals. As well helps prevent neurodegenerative or cardiovascular diseases , precisely because of its antioxidant content. But did you know that it also brings other benefits not really known?
The benefits of coffee that you might not know
Improving life expectancy
According to the results obtained in a scientific study carried out among more than 400,000 people over a period of 15 years, it seems that drinking coffee every day improves life expectancy , quality that would be related not with the consumption of caffeine in itself but with other components of coffee such as the presence of natural antioxidants, since it is an effect that was also observed in the consumption of decaffeinated coffee.
Thus, for example, it has been known that coffee would extend life expectancy up to 15% in women and up to 10% in men.
Help to lose weight
When the consumption of coffee is combined with the pursuit of a varied and balanced diet, rich in healthy and low fat foods, and also with the regular practice of physical exercise It becomes a perfect ally to lose weight .
Why? Fundamentally because it helps to eliminate accumulated fats better, hence many nutritionists or dieticians advise their consumption on a daily basis, especially when following a diet of weight loss.
Of course, to enjoy this slimming quality is important that is not sweetened with sugar, not to add empty calories.
It is an excellent antidepressant
A study that counted on the collaboration of more than 50,000 women and that took place during 10 years has found something surprising: acts as a wonderful antidepressant .
And it is that according to the results recorded by this study, it seems that those who consume coffee every day and on a regular basis have up to 20% less chance of suffering from depression. In this case, the difference was observed in comparison with women who consumed decaffeinated coffee, since this quality was only appreciated in those women who drank normal coffee.
Reduce and relieve pain
A recent report published by the edition BMC Research Notes ensures that the consumption of coffee helps to reduce and alleviate pain thanks to its analgesic qualities . Apparently, it would help reduce pain in both shoulders and neck up to 14%.
Therefore it is also an ideal drink to relieve and calm the annoying and uncomfortable headaches.
Acts against aging
Precisely because of its high antioxidant content, by protecting our body against the action of free radicals, coffee becomes a good natural anti-aging , by preventing the acceleration of the aging of the skin and therefore the appearance of premature wrinkles.