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Caffeine is the most widely consumed behaviourally active substance in the western world due to coffee. However, it has been proven that taking coffee has a lot of benefits. NGHUBS will highlight the health benefits of taking coffee.

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1. Raise your RMR

Your resting metabolic rate is basically the rate at which you body burns fat while doing nothing. Caffeine can raise your RMR by 3–11% depending on the dosage.

2. Coffee has been shown to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s

According the the European Journal of Neurology, neuroprotective effects of caffeine in low doses, chronically administered, have been shown in different experimental models. If caffeine intake could protect against neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), then higher levels of caffeine consumption in normal subjects as compared with AD patients should be detectable in the presumably long period before diagnosis when insidious pathogenic changes are taking place.

3. Coffee boosts brain function and even aids in long-term memory

A study done at the University of California showed that adults who took 200mg of caffeine before their memory test had much better scores than those who did not.

4. Coffee can protect against Type II Diabetes which is a precursor to Alzheimer’s

According to a study out of the National Center for Biotechnology Information six cups a day of coffee was associated with a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

5. Coffee helps prevent age related muscle loss

Coventry University sports scientists found this in an animal study

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