Surprising Benefits Of Coffee Topically And Internally
Coffee is a staple for many people when it comes to their morning routine. In fact, a lot of people do not want to even be approached until they've had that morning coffee. It is usually consumed for it's caffeine properties, or in other words the "get up and go" properties. When, in fact, coffee can be used in various ways.
Coffee is a great way to de-puff the bags under your eyes! The caffeine in the coffee helps to constrict dark blood vessels and force out the fluid that causes the puffiness in your eyes. Sipping on coffee in the morning and will give you that bright-eyed appearance. Even when you haven't slept a lot, drinking at least one cup of coffee will help you look a lot more rested.
The dark stuff can even stave off cellulite! The reasoning behind this is caffeine makes fat cells shrink. Due to its diuretic properties it draws out excess moisture, leading to firmer, tighter looking skin!
- Combine 1/2 cup of unbrewed coffee grounds with 1 tbsp. of salt.
- Massage into the cellulite prone areas in the shower daily
Something that most people do not know when it comes to coffee is that it boosts power in older muscles. So it would go to say that coffee reduces risks of falls and injuries. I am not much of a coffee drinker, but when I do have a cup I can definitely feel the difference in energy. It also helps you breathe easier by keeping the diaphragm strong.
You can even say coffee makes you smarter. Upon drinking coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream which takes it to the brain. The caffeine in the coffee blocks Adenosine, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, but causes norepinephrine and dopamine to increase. That causes the firing of neurons to be enhanced.
Coffee also may protect you from Alzheimer's and dementia. It has been known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by 65%! That is definitely worth taking a second look at coffee. After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. It appears to be the caffeine that effects Parkinson's instead of the coffee itself. Another plus is drinking four or more cups of coffee a day may protect your liver. As a matter of fact, it may cut your risk of every getting any liver related disorder by up to 80%! Definitely can't argue with those percentages!
Coffee is a huge source of antioxidants. As a matter of fact, it is said that it is the most potent source of antioxidants in the western diet; even fruits and veggies! That might be why it is a great weapon in the arsenal when fighting against depression. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank four or more cups a day had 41% less likelihood of being depressed. A similar study showed that 51% were less likely to commit suicide. I don't know why a lot of women eat chocolate when they are upset. All they should do is grab them a cup of coffee!