Because it helps burn fat. Yeah, that’s it. That’s the reason. Wait. No. It’s because it can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Yeah, that’s definitely…uh, wait. Nope, it’s because it can help improve energy levels. Aw, who am I kidding? I just love the ambiance, aroma, and comfort during wakey, wakey time.
But then again, a lot happens after wakey, wakey time, too.
I read an article that shared how the “Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that caffeine increases the maximal fat oxidation rate (MFO) and aerobic capacity.” And that leads to “increased fat burn.” And it said, “The results of this experiment led to the conclusion that drinking strong coffee or taking a dose of caffeine thirty minutes before an aerobic activity (such as running or cycling) increases fat oxidation.” So it’s not flakey flakey to wakey wakey with a jolt of java.
But, ubbuduh, ubbuduh, ubbadat’s not all folks. The article also said, “Consuming coffee habitually has a robust association with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.” (not to mention Parkinson’s, which is why I didn’t)
But this is impressive, “Data suggests that drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by up to 30%. Most studies recommend three cups of coffee as the beneficial dose. In addition, some coffee components, such as phenylindane and caffeine combined with EHT (a fatty acid molecule derived from serotonin), have been shown to prevent the formation of the toxic protein aggregates (alpha-synuclein) associated with the development of Parkinson’s.”
Now, that’s a wakey wakey you gotta like. Right?
But that still ain’t all. Because coffee can help:
- fight depression
- lower the risk of liver disease and cancer
- improve cognitive function
- maintain antioxidant and essential nutrients levels
- you live longer
But here’s the kicker (pun intended)
A lot of people credit coffee with keeping them happy. And stats, for years, have said how happiness is connected to a long life, and vice versa.
So, here’s what it boils down to (yes, another pun intended). And this was discovered in a “study.” So it can’t be denied.
“Coffee is one of the most healthy, beneficial drinks you can consume. It’s packed with antioxidants. And it has various properties that help lower the risk of certain serious diseases, such as Parkinson’s, liver disease, and depression. As long as you avoid adding tons of sugar and creamer, regular coffee consumption can be a part of a healthy diet.”
So, dat’s why, after one difficult wakey wakey morning, I wrote:
De coffee mocha me happy,
And nevuh latte me down.
My feelings I must espresso,
No blues are found in the brown
Liquidly, lovely libation,
With hints of honey and cream.
It’s like I’m sitting in heaven.
As I wake up in this dream.
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