Why your daily espresso could be good for your health, according to SCIENCE | Wacaco
May 19, 2017Daniel Kennedy

Why your daily espresso could be good for your health, according to SCIENCE

The positive effects of caffeine / coffee on health have been well documented. We’ve collected some of the most interesting facts and studies here regarding the health and performance benefits of coffee. Of course, before adding caffeine into your workout routine, or upping you coffee consumption, please consult a medical professional.




1) Coffee Is Full Of Essential Nutrients And Antioxidants!


 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA

 Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA

 Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA

 Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA


An average adult gains 1,299 mg of antioxidants a day by drinking coffee. Antioxidants fight off free radicals, which helps slow aging and prevent certain diseases.



2) Lowers Cholesterol, Reduces The Risk Of Stroke, Lowers Your Risk Of Diabetes, Enhances Memory, And Is Good For Your Liver!


 A Harvard study showed a link between coffee consumption and a reduction in type 2 Diabetes risk.


The antioxidants in coffee have been shown to potentially help lower bad cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.


Coffee drinkers had a noticeably lower instance of strokes according to this study.


Improved cognitive function and long term memory through a process called “memory consolidation”. 


May substantially reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis. 



3) Burns Fat, Improves Performance, Reduces Soreness, And Increases Endurance! 


Caffeine raises your metabolic rate by a range of 3-11%, which determines the amount of fat that you burn when being active. Caffeine increases ASGD and FFA by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and increasing of lipolysis - in short coffee can help you burn more fat during your workouts.


This study found coffee drinkers had an 11 to 12.3% improvement on physical performance compared to their non-caffeinated counterparts. Pairing espresso with your workouts can lead to noticeable gains.



According to this research, athletes who consumed caffeine prior to working out took longer to become exhausted, completed more reps, and were more psychologically ready to perform. It was also found that when consumed in conjunction with carbohydrates, coffee drinkers showed a 50% increase in glycogen, the sugar that fuels muscle function.


Caffeine can speed recovery and reduce post-workout muscle soreness by up to 48 percent.


“This study demonstrates that caffeine ingestion immediately before an upper-body resistance training enhances performance. A further beneficial effect of sustained caffeine ingestion in the days after the exercise bout is an attenuation of DOMS. This decreased perception of soreness in the days after a strenuous resistance training workout may allow individuals to increase the number of training sessions in a given time period.”


As if we needed any more reasons to indulge in our beverage of choice! Stay tuned for more interesting coffee facts, studies, drink cocktails, Minipresso Adventures, and new announcements!



May 19, 2017 Daniel Kennedy