Sipping a cup of coffee at the workplace and the cafes are one of the most wonderful things under the sun. Undoubtedly, it is a very effective stimulant that boosts our energy levels.
Two recent studies have observed that coffee would harmonize teamwork.
In the first study, researchers found that people who drank coffee would be more positive about complimenting a group’s performance on a task. In the second study, the investigators noted that people who drank coffee are more likely to be alert and give positive remarks on group members than those who drank decaf. Moreover, after drinking coffee, people tend to talk more about relevant things on a topic.
In fact, the health benefits of coffee are more than this. The following are the effects of coffee that have been studied and proved.
Mental sharpness improvement
Coffee contains caffeine, which can have a wide range of functions on the human brain, heart and other organs. Studies have shown that caffeine could not only relieve fatigue and the lack of energy associated, but also improve mental alertness, especially after sleep deprivation.
If you are on a night shift, drinking a cup of coffee seems to be a good choice.
Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is prevalent among the elderly whose bodies are unable to use the insulin properly. Although doctors do not know exactly how the caffeine works to prevent diabetes, studies have shown that people who drank coffee regularly have a reduced risk for getting type 2 diabetes than those who never drank coffee.
Lower risk of gallstones
The gallstones are deposits of the bile in the gallbladder. It is more likely to occur if you have high blood cholesterol levels, or your gallbladder contains too much bilirubin.
Researchers have found that people who drank 6 cups of coffee per day have a 23% reduced risk for getting gallstones, according to their 8-year-on-average observation on 105,000 Danes.
Higher blood pressure
Although there are so many people suffering from high blood pressure, there are also many who suffer low blood pressure. Some studies have found that drinking 2 cups of coffee could increase the systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 8mmHg and 6mmHg respectively.
However, the effect of coffee to boost up blood pressure seems to be temporary, instead of long-lasting. Moreover, this effect is more likely to be observed in infrequent drinkers. Coffee does not seem to increase blood pressure in frequent coffee-drinkers.
Lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurologic condition that frequently causes hand tremors, rigid muscles, slow movement, impaired balance, and speech problems. A considerable number of studies have reported that the more you drink coffee, the less likely that you may get Parkinson’s disease.