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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Coffee Everyday

If you're anything like me, you roll out of bed and head for the coffee maker, and in the approximately 7 minutes it takes to brew a pot of coffee, you hate yourself. That's my morning in a nutshell. Coffee is more useful than getting your morning wire on. It turns out, there are a number of benefits to drinking a stiff cup of black coffee in the morning.

Before I proceed, it's important to talk about slavery in the coffee trade. Many popular, cheap coffee roasters put out beans that aren't good, and they're also often picked by people who make slave wages. Look for organic, fair trade, single-origin coffees. Your pallet, as well as coffee farmers worldwide, will thank you.

1. Coffee lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

That's right. According to a study from The American Chemical Society, people who drink 4 cups of coffee a day cut their chance of getting diabetes in half. Four cups of coffee is a lot though, so be careful.

2. Coffee increases the production of neurotransmitters.

Coffee stimulates the production of the hormones dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline. These help regulate mood and cognitive function. Additionally, two to four cups of coffee reduces the risk of suicide by half.

3. Coffee pumps up your workouts.

A cup of coffee before a workout gives you a boost, increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream making your muscles more efficient. The "afterburn" lasts longer when you drink coffee too.

4. Coffee helps you make smarter decisions.

Which makes sense. I'm pretty much an idiot before I drink coffee each morning. A 3pm cup of coffee can help sharpen your mind for the rest of the day according to studies at the University of South Florida.

5. Coffee destresses you.

Even the smell of coffee helps lower your stress levels. Sleeping with ground coffee next to your bed actually helps you sleep better. Drinking coffee before bed? Not so much.

6. Coffee makes you happy.

Give it a try and you'll understand.

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