September 13, 2019

Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee -- and don’t give me a physical either!

Drinking coffee can get a bad rap sometimes, but, beyond being the go-to choice of “wake up juice” for much of the population, it has proven health benefits that are downright undeniable.

Did you know that coffee has been found to have over 1,000 different compounds that hold healthy acids and sugars?

Here are some ways in which drinking coffee does more than just wake you up:

  • Studies have found that coffee consumption helps protect against Parkinson’s Disease.
    • The Parkinson's Foundation release an article detailing the benefits of a fatty acid found in coffee called Eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (EHT). Studies are showing this fatty acid can act a protector against neurodegeneration and inflammation.
  • It can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes, liver disease and liver cancer.
    • Caffeine has an impact on how your body responds to insulin which means it can lower your sensitivity to it and keeps your cells from processing too much sugar. 
  • Coffee intake improves cognitive function and reduces risk of depression.
    • Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and acts as an antidepressant by elevating serotonin and dopamine.
  • And finally, your friends and family have an easy holiday gift idea for you, greatly improving mental health!

Visit Back Bay Roasters for craft cold brew gift ideas to satisfy and help the coffee lovers in your life.

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