Why Coffee Should Be Part of Your Lifestyle of Wellness

Regular readers of our blog are familiar with the many scientific studies demonstrating the health benefits of coffee. We have chronicled many of those benefits over the years. Stepping back and thinking about all of the research reminds us of how much coffee can contribute to overall wellness.

If you are committed to a lifestyle of wellness, is regular coffee consumption part of your routine? If not, we want to encourage you to reconsider. The many benefits of regular coffee consumption can help you live your best life by contributing to wellness.

Bear in mind that wellness is essentially the state of being healthy. The more healthy you are over long stretches of time, the more your lifestyle reflects wellness. Let us talk about that in relation to coffee’s contribution.

Coffee and Weight Maintenance

Many of our modern health problems are the direct result of excess weight. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity around the world has tripled over the last 45 years. Some 39% of adults are overweight; 13% are obese. Worse yet, the WHO says that obesity is largely preventable.

How does coffee play into this? A study out of the University of Nottingham released in 2019 concludes that regular coffee consumption may aid weight loss and proper weight maintenance. The study suggests that coffee might encourage the production of brown adipose tissue, also known as ‘brown fat’. Brown fat produces heat by burning calories where white fat has a tendency to store calories. If the research is correct, coffee is an effective tool for managing one’s weight.

Other Benefits of Coffee Consumption

In addition to being a potential weight management tool, coffee has proven to have other health benefits that can add to your wellness as well. According to John Hopkins Medicine, the right amount of daily coffee consumption could:

  • help you live longer
  • help your body better process glucose
  • help prevent heart failure
  • help avoid Parkinson’s disease
  • improve liver health
  • strengthen your DNA
  • reduce your chances of colon cancer
  • decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • decrease your risk of stroke.

Obviously, all of these benefits add to the overall goal of wellness. If that goal is to be as healthy as possible as long as possible, it makes sense to adopt strategies that contribute to your long-term health. Coffee seems to do that when consumed in moderation. The key is to not overdo it – especially where sweeteners, creamers, and syrups are concerned.

We Want You to Be Well

Here at Galaxie Coffee, we are committed to promoting the health benefits of coffee for the very simple reason that we want you to be well. We get that coffee tastes great and offers that jolt of caffeine in the morning. But those benefits are secondary to the health benefits regular coffee consumption offers. If you want to know more about bringing our coffee service into your workplace, give us a call today and let us chat.