Today, the 29th of September was and still is, the international day of coffee. Coffee lovers from all over the world, how did you celebrate?
Did you take a free coffee? I saw on internet that many places were having offers. I did not do something special, I just wished people a happy day…we all drink coffee here in Ireland and everyday is worth celebrating this liquid :)).
I know that at some point coffee maybe not be so good but, I believe that everything with moderation is good.
I also like the taste of coffee to much…and of course with no sugar. I feel that the sugar modifies the taste to much. I like it with fresh milk, I like it with condense milk but mostly with coconut milk. I like latte…pumpkin spice latte(I need to make that and post it on the blog) and vanilla, my favorites.
It’s more than morning fuel, it is social catalyst, a reason, a companion, a piece of art.
Here is what they say, reasons to drink coffee…if you need
It makes your sex life better
Men – say goodbye to fears of floppy d***. If you drink coffee that is.
A new study published earlier this year revealed that men who drink two or three cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer erectile dysfunction.
Caffeine makes the muscles more relaxed, meaning an increased blood flow and therefore stronger erections.
It smells so damn good
There’s a reason why the phrase goes ‘wake up and smell the coffee’. You don’t even have to drink it to feel the effects of caffeine.
Scientists found in 2008 that just the aroma of rich, warm coffee can alter the activity of genes and proteins in the brain and counter the effects of sleep deprivation.
If you’ve had a rough night, having a bag of coffee beans on your bedside table to have a whiff of might not be as crazy as it sounds…
Great for your liver
And if that rough night ended up being rather boozy, there’s good news for your battered liver as well.
A 2006 study found that people who drink at least one cup of coffee a day were 20 per cent less likely to develop liver cirrhosis – an auto-immune disease you can get from excessive alcohol consumption.
Leader author Arthur L Klatsky told The Guardian: ‘Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalised or dying of alcoholic cirrhosis.
Decreased risk of Alzheimer’s
We all fear getting old. With the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease predicted to rise to 1 million by 2025 according to the Alzheimer’s Society, losing our memory and mental sharpness is also a pressing concern too.
Luckily for us, coffee can help. Participants in a 2010 study who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had a 65 per cent decreased chance of developing the disease or dementia in later life.
And if you’re this elderly couple, you’ll continue drinking coffee into old age. You’ll even cycle to France just to get your favourite brand.
You can become a better athlete
Planning to run a marathon or taking your shot at participating in the 2016 Olympics? No need to cut out the caffeine – it’s actually doing you a world of good.
As the New York Times reports, having a coffee before a work out can improve athletic performance. It increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, allowing muscles to absorb or burn fats for fuel.
The small supply of carbohydrates in athletes’ bodies can then be saved for later on.
Even Mo Farah knows. In an interview with The Guardian earlier this year, he said he usually drinks coffee 20 minutes before a race.
It makes us happier
Caffeine lovers can rejoice. Coffee genuinely makes us happier people.
Frequent consumption of coffee can lower the risk of developing depression according to the American Academy of Neurology.
However, fans of diet fizzy drinks may want hold off, as they found a link between sweetened drinks and the mental illness.