History records that the Ethiopians first discovered coffee as a nutritious and energy drink on the African continent around 3000 years (1000 BC). Coffee then continues to grow until it has become one of the most popular drinks in the world consumed by various groups of people. Indonesia itself has been able to produce more than 400 thousand tons of coffee per year. In addition to its attractive taste and aroma, coffee can also reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, gallstones, and various heart (cardiovascular) diseases. Below are 5 benefits of drinking coffee that we have summarized.
1. Boost Energy
Coffee contains a stimulant called caffeine which is actually the most common psychoactive substance consumed among people. After drinking coffee, the caffeine content is absorbed into the blood and eventually flows into the brain.
2. Improve memory
Researchers found that caffeine can improve a person’s ability to remember up to 24 hours after drinking. The caffeine in coffee helps improve memory (memory) and improve mood.
3. Reduces the chance of getting liver cancer
The liver is an organ that performs hundreds of important functions in the body. Unfortunately, some common diseases attack the liver in humans, such as hepatitis, fatty liver, etc. Coffee can prevent liver fibrosis. Liver fibrosis is the early stage of a liver disorder known as cirrhosis. The antioxidant content in coffee is sure to protect your liver from damage.
4. Has high antioxidants
Coffee is a natural source of antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radical damage. In fact, research shows that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than from a combination of fruits and vegetables.
5. Avoid getting type 2 diabetes
Long-term consumption of caffeinated coffee may alter the effects of caffeine itself on sensitivity to glucose and insulin. Glucose and insulin tolerance to caffeine after long-term consumption can also be why you can avoid diabetes if you drink coffee often.