Joe

Coffee is not your average Joe. ☕️

Look, I love coffee. I love coffee so much, I’m writing a stinking blog about it to tell you why you should love Joe too. As proof to my intense feelings for coffee, I may or may not have just gotten a picture of permanence for this great love of mine in ink, and penned countless songs and poetry about Joe.

Is this excessive??

“Joe, you know the way to my soul.” See, I’m crazy about coffee.

Here are more reasons to indulge in that cup of comfort called coffee. It serves up up protection against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver and other types of cancer, and promotes a healthy heart.

If y’all didn’t know, I actually have liver disease. So not only do I love coffee, but coffee loves me and keeps me healthy. Coffee plays a particularly important role in lowering the risk of fibrosis & cirrhosis of the liver. Although the development of liver disease for me is non-alcoholic (NA), studies on coffee have shown that drinking more coffee may hold the power of reversal of liver damage from alcohol use and abuse. Adding coffee in addition to a healthy diet, exercise, and alcohol moderation will protect your liver.

Coffee & Working Out

☕️ + 🏃‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🚴‍♂️ = 💡

Medical and pain studies have found that two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties of coffee promote recovery. It is by far the BEST pre-workout, with no additives or the processed junk that usually fills most pre-workout products on the market today.

Think 💭 and be happy 😃

Conventional wisdom suggests that caffeine-containing drinks are considered a “no-go” when it comes to anxiety, but studies actually show a bit differently. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression. Caffeine helps the brain release dopamine into the prefrontal cortex, the hub for mood regulation.

Caffeine may also help storage of dopamine in the amygdala, the part of the brain important for anxiety regulation. Dopamine is typically low in people with depression as well as social anxiety, so this brew boosts it. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of feeling in love for the first time. It is also important in feeling happy, motivated, and rewarded about something. It’s no wonder coffee drinkers get crazy in love with Joe.

In conclusion, coffee is so dope, so sip on.

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