6 reasons not to feel bad about drinking coffee

Guilt-free caffeine boosting to get you through the daily grind.

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Coffee is something that truly brings people together. From family breakfasts to entertaining clients in cafés and even restaurant gatherings with friends, this universal beverage is often shared with the most important people in your life. The smell of a brewing pot or a freshly made cup has come to represent communication, tradition, relaxation and nostalgia. This is why it comes as no surprise that fanatics expect every serving to be bursting with flavour, body and aroma.

Many would agree that it’s well worth buying the best possible coffee for your specific palate, which in turn encourages one to drink your daily cuppa free from sugar or artificial sweeteners. Much like dating, this means experimenting with a few types of coffee until you’re sure you’ve found the one. A neat trick is to try a few varieties as takeaway caffeine boosts from your nearest Checkers Foreign Ground Café , until you find the coffee bean that you simply just cannot live without. Then when you’re ready, simply buy a whole bag of your favourite Foreign Ground variety from Checkers to enjoy at home every single day!
Once you’ve found your match, you’ll be able to enjoy your pure, unadulterated coffee with peace of mind, knowing that there are at least 6 reasons you SHOULD drink a daily cuppa without feeling bad. 

1. It’s relaxing

I know what you’re thinking, “Wait what, I thought coffee was a stimulant”. But the actual boost that you get from a cup of coffee only happens approximately 20–30 min. after you’ve consumed it. Meaning the act of grabbing a book, sitting down and taking a break with a steaming mug is a ritual that can really have a positive impact on your quality of life.   

2. It fortifies your brain  
No, it doesn’t fortify your actual brain tissue and make it harder, BUT it does age-proof it in many regards. As caffeine is filled with antioxidants, it’s been proven to protect the brain against the ravages of diseases like Parkinson’s, dementia and even Alzheimer’s.

3. It can make you seem smarter
Studies have also found that moderate caffeine intake can actually help to boost your memory and cognitive functions. This is a neat trick to make it seem like you’re always on the ball and a great social networker who never forgets a face or a name.

4. It can improve your career
If you’ve got a really important meeting or interview, grabbing a large cup of black coffee in the morning with your breakfast can encourage the blocking of neurotransmitters that make you feel drowsy. It literally gives the brain a wake-up call and helps you feel more focused.

5. It’s actually good for your liver
Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee helps to protect your liver by encouraging better levels of enzymes and lowering liver cancer risks in those who drink 3–4 cups per day.

6. It can help keep you regular
Drinking coffee causes your stomach to secrete gastric acid that helps to break down protein and it also encourages certain hormones that regulate the digestion process. This is great for keeping the removal of waste and toxins from your body operating at top form.
Read more about how drinking coffee without sugar and artificial sweeteners can provide a whole range of health benefits here ! Or find out more about the wonderful world of coffee here.

- Checkers


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