Whether you take it over ice, with an extra shot of espresso, or even just black, one thing is clear: most people love coffee. Fortunately, our favorite beverage loves us back, which is seen by the number of benefits that come along with sipping this caffeinated beverage every morning.
Five Ways Coffee Can Help Make You More Beautiful
In fact, did you know that coffee can actually help to make you more beautiful? Here’s how.
Say hello to shiny, stronger, brighter, and healthier hair
If you noticed that your hair is looking dull and that you’re experiencing frequent breakage, it may be time for a coffee treatment. The coffee hair treatment is very easy to do. All you need to do is brew a strong pot of coffee, give it plenty of time to cool, and rinse your hair with it after you shampoo during your next shower. Keep in mind that the dark color of the coffee may leave a stain on your hair. This stain is great for brunettes and those with dark hair (or those looking to cover greys), but may not be best for blondes and red heads. This treatment can strengthen your hair, help it to grow quicker, and leave it looking it bright and shiny. Is the coffee treatment not for you? Coffee can also improve the rate at which hair grows, just by drinking it.
Get fit and feel great
Since coffee is naturally caffeinated, it can be used to give you an extra boost of energy before you work out. Coffee can also boost your mood and reduce the amount of pain you feel during or after a workout, therefore allowing you to exercise more frequently and for longer periods of time. More exercise + a healthy diet = weight loss, muscle gain, and a more fit body. When you finally work towards getting fit, you’ll not only look great, but you’ll also feel better and what could be more beautiful than that?
Get healthy, glowing skin
If you’re looking for the best product for your skin, you won’t have to look much further than your coffee can. By combining 1 cup of coffee grounds with 6 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of sea salt or sugar, you can easily create an effective coffee scrub for your skin. Use this scrub to exfoliate your skin and get rid of cellulite, redness and discoloring, and to help prevent premature aging. This coffee scrub will also remove puffiness from around your eyes and tighten your skin pores, while leaving you with a healthy natural glow.
Not a fan of skin scrubs? That’s okay, too. You can still reap many benefits for your skin just by drinking coffee. Our favorite skin benefit that comes from drinking coffee is that it can help to fight against skin cancers like malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma due to its high level of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
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Strong, black coffee is high in polyphenol, a compound containing many antioxidant properties that can help fight against plaque-causing bacteria and prevent cavities. However, you’ll still want to brush your teeth shortly after finishing your morning cup of joe, as coffee is known to leave a stain on your teeth if not brushed right away.
Gain a beautiful mind filled with positivity
In addition to helping with your physical beauty, coffee can also improve your mental health. Many studies have shown that coffee can help to fight against depression and also improve general cognitive functions such as memory, vigilance, and your overall mood. This is due to release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that sends signals to the brain to help us feel happiness.
While there’s no denying that coffee comes with many great health benefits it is important to keep in mind that it should still be consumed in moderation. It is recommended that adults drink no more than 4 cups of coffee per day. In order to receive the greatest benefit from coffee, it should also be served black.