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5 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Coffee

Monday, March 17, 2014

The best way to start your day has to be a delicious cup of coffee just the way you like it. If you don’t have to get out of bed to make it, all the better. Often, after your first cup you’re going to want another one, and if you’re anything like us this will be at around 10:30am when you’ll need to somehow find a tasty java somewhere near work (or face the appalling quality of office-standard instant).

With the rising number of coffee shops and coffee franchise opportunities in your area, finding a cup of the nation’s favourite bean based drink is getting easier to do. If there isn’t somewhere near you, you can request the services of your local Cafe2U van who will deliver espresso based coffee drinks to you, when and where you need it.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of why drinking coffee can actually be good for you.

Boost antioxidants 

Antioxidants are great, but many of us don’t get as many as we should. There’s loads of good sources, such as blueberries and strawberries and artichokes, but they aren’t exactly the easiest (or cheapest) things to eat at your desk every day. Instead of bringing in lots of fruit, you can just sip a coffee instead.

Arabica beans are rich in an acidic compound called caffeoylquinic, which boosts antioxidant capacity which you can sip at will.

Coffee doesn’t cause insomnia 

Although lots of people think it is, coffee isn’t actually a direct cause of insomnia. That said, having a cup just before bed is a fairly terrible idea because caffeine wakes you up, and stays in your system for around 8-10 hours. Instead, have a cup from your local coffee franchise opportunity during your morning break and go to bed at your usual time and you should be able to doze off without trouble.

Along the same lines as well, it isn’t actually addictive either. While it stimulates the central nervous system and regular consumption can cause cravings, typically there are negative and life damages implications of becoming reliant on addictive substances – there are no such problems with a nice cup of coffee.

Coffee isn’t a diuretic 

As long as your cup contains no more than 550mg, caffeine won’t act as a diuretic. You’ll be happy to hear that drinking a large coffee from a mobile coffee franchise will affect you no differently from glass of water the same size. All the water in your coffee will still help with hydration as well, so it isn’t all bad.

It’s good for the skin! 

Yet another of the great benefits of coffee is that it lower your risk of getting the most common form of skin cancer, according to a study. We all know that drinking lots of water is great for us generally, and our skin in particular, but many of us don’t have enough.

We saved the best until last…

Believe it or not, coffee drinkers can live longer than non-coffee fiends. Not only do they lower the risk of various diseases (including type 2 diabetes, and oral cancer), but for people with chronic conditions such as heart disease it can extend life. A study in 2012 found that when people drink three of more cups of coffee a day, the risk of death is lowered regardless of whether it contained caffeine or not.

If you’re still not convinced, we think that the taste alone makes coffee worthwhile. It’s something to look forward to in the morning, and it helps most of us through the working day. If you’re interested in one of our mobile coffee franchise opportunities delivering to your place of work, contact Cafe2U today.

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