Drinking coffee has a number of surprising health benefits.
Not convinced? Read on...

1. Coffee is the #1 source of antioxidants in the American diet

While fruits and veggies are still the richest sources of antioxidants, it turns out that for Americans, coffee is the main
basis of antioxidant consumption (according to the Institute of Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University).
Black tea and bananas came in second and third place, respectively. Surprisingly,
both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee provide similar amounts of antioxidants.

2. Coffee increases your metabolism

Studies also show that coffee is very beneficial in terms of weight loss. It is a common misconception that coffee is an
appetite suppressant, however, your morning cup can significantly speed up metabolism by about 10 percent.
The National Research Council on Diet and Health found that metabolic rates will be highest during the first
three hours following consumption. Just make sure to skip the added sugars, syrups,
and whipped toppings found in many store-bought coffee drinks.

3. Coffee can improve short-term memory

According to studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, caffeine is a cognitive stimulant
that actually boosts brain functioning. Furthermore, coffee reduces levels of beta amyloid,
a protein in the brain that is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.