The coffee in America from Starbucks and Dunkin’ is loaded with sugar and comes in massive sizes, making it an unhealthy option. In contrast, an ounce of straight espresso has only about 3 calories! Having a daily espresso has several benefits.
Italians like to have an espresso after a filling meal for good reason! Espresso has anti-inflammatory properties that can keep you from feeling bloated after eating. Moreover, espresso can aid in your digestive cycle.
Further, Carlo La Vecchia, a professor in the department of clinical sciences and community health at the University of Milan believes there is evidence to suggest that consuming coffee could help protect against numerous gastrointestinal issues and diseases.
“The effect of coffee on digestion is an evolving area of research. Data indicates benefits against common digestive complaints such as constipation, as well as a potential reduction in the risk of more serious conditions like chronic liver diseases, from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), gallstones, and related pancreatitis,” he stated in a press release.
REDUCES STROKE RISK
Research suggests that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of stroke in women. After adjusting for other risk factors, research by Larsson and colleagues indicated that consuming coffee was associated with a statistically significantly lower risk of stroke.
IMPROVES MEMORY & COGNITION
First, espresso kickstarts the dopamine produced in the brain, which aids in concentration. Espresso can also improve long-term memory by increasing the brain’s ability to retain stored information and recall that information.
Boukje van Gelder and her colleagues studied 676 elderly men for over a decade to determine if consuming coffee protected them from cognitive decline. Results revealed that those who drank coffee had less cognitive decline than those who did not.