Coffee isn’t just for your morning boost anymore. Coffee contains antioxidants and nutrients that can improve your health. Latinos love coffee, whether it be café con leche, café de olla, black coffee, or coffee with cinnamon–we love it! Now there’s even more reasons to love coffee, check out these 5 facts about coffee you probably didn’t know!
1. Improves Energy Levels and Intellect: Coffee increases energy levels because of the amounts of caffeine it has. One cup of coffee can have almost 100 mg of caffeine. It is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream, which is when the the boost starts to kick in. Coffee improves various aspects of brain function, such as memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.
2. Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: This is a gigantic health problem, especially Latinos, currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is characterized by elevated blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin. Coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The studies show that people who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease, one study showing a reduction as high as 67%. According to a review that looked at data from 18 studies with a total of 457,922 individuals, each daily cup of coffee was associated with a 7% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.