Americans are coffee obsessed and who can blame them with all tantalizing options available? Java drinkers in the USA consume as many as 400 million cups of coffeea day which equates to nearly 146 billion cups a year, making the country the bigger global consumer of the product. Coffee trends in both America and abroad are evolving at breakneck speed with cold brew, bubbly brew, mushroom brew, and hemp coffee all becoming red-hot favorites amongst coffee connoisseurs of all shapes and sizes.
Many people cannot imagine starting a day without coffee to get them going, often reaching for a cup of brew before doing anything else. Coffee must be one of the most polarizing consumer products on the market with countless debates taking place about the health impact of everyone’s favorite caffeinated drink. Thanks to a recent wave of scientific studies, it has seemingly been established that coffee does, in fact, hold numerous health benefits, when consumed in moderation.
Coffee can curb your depression and enhance your exercise performance
Coffee is able to curb anxiety and depression due to the ability of caffeine to activate neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin that are responsible for controlling our moods. Opting for hemp coffee instead of your regular cup of java will leave you feeling extra good because you would not have to fight off the jitters caused by the high caffeine content in other coffees. We are often told that drinking coffee will dehydrate us when, in fact, it is not entirely true. Consuming moderate amounts of caffeine (up to 5 cups) a day will not dehydrate you to the extent that your physical performance is affected. In actual fact, moderate amounts of caffeine help to battle fatigue and is a known energy booster, allowing you to exercise more intensely for a longer period of time.
Coffee contains essential nutrients
Not many people look at their cup of coffee as a source of powerful nutrients when it actually is. A standard cup of brewed coffee is said to contain 11% of the RDA of Vitamin B12, 6% of the RDA of Vitamin B5, 3% of the RDA of Manganese and Potassium and 2% of the RDA of Niacin and Magnesium. Swapping out your regular coffee for hemp coffee will have the added advantage of supplying your body with copious amounts of Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are essential for strengthening the immune system while warding off inflammation in the body. You can favorably contribute to the nutritional profile of your coffee by using a deliciously natural homemade creamer instead of a synthetic one and ditching the sugar for more natural sweeteners such as xylitol and stevia.
Coffee can reduce your risk of type II diabetes and Parkinson’s
It is estimated that as many as 29.1 million Americans live with Type II diabetes. People who regularly drink coffee are at a reduced risk (23-50% lower) of developing type II diabetes with one study pointing to a reduction of almost 67%. After Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s is the 2nd most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the USA and is caused by the decrease in the dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. There is no cure for Parkinson’s which makes it that much more vital to prevent the onset of the disease. Studies have shown that coffee drinkers are at a 32 – 60% lower risk of getting Parkinson’s than individuals who don’t drink coffee.
Whether you prefer an espresso over a cappuccino or a latte over a cold brew, as a coffee lover you can now consume your favorite drink without having to feel guilty about it or fear the negative impact it may have on your health. Hemp coffee, in particular, holds many health benefits that can help you live a happier, healthier and more energized life. What are you waiting for? Go brew yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy every sip.