Maybe you still haven’t tried Turkish coffee yet, or maybe you’re already a great fan enjoying it on a chill morning and relaxing or while polishing your “fortune telling” abilities and chatting with your friends who like to try new and exciting experiences.
But Turkish coffee is not only a delicious beverage fit for all occasions, with its numerous health benefits it’s also perfect option for the health-conscious type.
Having good health is one of the things that we all want the most and Turkish coffee can play an important role in your life with the many health benefits that it has.
If you can tolerate it and drink it in moderation, Turkish coffee can help your body fight off diseases such as diabetes and cirrhosis and support the proper functioning of vital organs such as the heart, brain and liver. It’s also packed with many nutrients and antioxidants.
Let’s see what having good health means, the factors influencing it and the ways that Turkish coffee can support your well-being.
What constitutes good health?
Happiness is the thing that we all pursue the most. Everything that we do, from our career choices to relationships, serve our happiness.
One of the most important defining factors that influence happiness is health. Without good health, no amount of money or prestige can make you happy.
So in order to live a good life, achieving and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit is a must. But without a clear definition of what health is and how to be healthy, all effort is pointless. You can have the fastest car in the world, but if you don’t know where to go it would serve no purpose.
Health is usually defined as the state of total physical and mental well-being and absence of illness. It means being free from physical and mental problems and having a properly functioning body and mind.
Mental health is as important as physical health and you should try your best to optimize both of them.
Ways to Protect Your Health
Although genetics play a role in factors influencing health such as chronic disease and obesity, there are many things you can do to maintain optimal health.
- Have a healthy diet. In achieving optimal health, nothing beats the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet comprised mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables, enough protein and healthy fats.
- Exercise. Having a regular exercise routine helps your body by improving cardiovascular health, balancing hormone levels and making you happier and more content.
- Sleep well. If you think that the time you spend sleeping is wasted time, think again. Sleeping deep and long enough is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Manage stress. Stress not only prompts you to make bad choices but it’s incredibly destructive to your well-being. Learning to manage stress is one of the most crucial parts of achieving lifelong happiness and health.
- Socialize. We are social creatures and having good relationships and a social support system is critical for optimal physical and mental health.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. Not only that it’s bad for your lungs and respiratory system but smoking can also cause serious problems such as a heart attack or stroke. If you want to be healthy, smoking is one of the first things that you must avoid.
Drink Turkish Coffee to Supercharge Your Brain
If you want a healthier and smarter brain, Turkish coffee is what you’re looking for. It’s an excellent beverage to improve attention, memory and mental energy.
Along with that Turkish coffee may reduce your likelihood of getting terrifying diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. (1) (2)
So Turkish coffee is a great choice for those who want to improve their brain function and protect it against degenerative diseases.
Also who doesn’t want a better functioning brain that they can get by simply drinking a delicious beverage?
Packed with Nutrients and Antioxidants
With our diets getting worse and worse everyday with our increasing reliance on fast food and low-quality foods, the importance of getting enough micronutrients everyday is increasing.
If you’re eating like the average person, chances are you’re lacking in many nutrients vital for a properly functioning body. And even if you’re eating healthy and getting enough nutrients and antioxidants, it’s always good to give your body a fine cup of nutritious Turkish coffee.
Turkish coffee has;
- Vitamin E which is important for skin health and acts as an antioxidant.
- Different forms of Vitamin B which is necessary in nerve function, hormone production and cell health.
- Manganese that supports bone health and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Magnesium and potassium, which regulate blood pressure
- Soluble fiber that’s important for gut health and regular bowel movements
- Antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids and chrologenic acid that clean up your blood by getting rid of harmful particles called free radicals
Turkish Coffee is Good for Your Gut
Gut health is not only important for healthy digestion but it’s also a matter of optimal health throughout your body. Your digestive system is a part of your immune system and it protects body from toxins as well as turning food into energy and building blocks of your body.
Since problems in the gut are related to problems all around your body and even mental problems, it can be considered one of the most important systems in the human body.
Factors influencing your general health such as a healthy diet, good exercise routine and proper sleep are also important for gut health as well.
Turkish coffee improves and protects gut health by helping digestion, improving intestine function and feeding good bacteria in your gut.
If you want to learn more, I’ve written another blog post that’s completely about effects of Turkish coffee on your gut.
The Perfect Pre-workout Drink
If you love to workout and break a sweat regularly like I do, you must know the importance of feeding your body before and after exercise as well as throughout the day.
With its caffeine content, Turkish coffee will improve your physical performance and take your workouts to the next level.
Also it boosts your metabolism and increases fat burning.
So, if you’re looking for a good pre-workout drink, have some Turkish coffee.
Turkish Coffee Protects Your Liver
Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body.
It not only plays a huge role in digestion by breaking down fats for easier absorbtion and storing excess carbs for later use but it also detoxifies your body and excretes waste products.
Without a properly funcitoning liver, your body would end up with a buildup of toxins that would hurt your body in many ways over time.
Turkish coffee may protect your liver against cirrhosis and fibrosis which are both dangerous health conditions with many complications such as bleeding, infections and death. (3)
Also, with the antioxidants it contains, Turkish coffee supports liver function by aiding in the detox process.
Diabetes is a nightmarish condition where people suffering from it have to completely change their lifestyle to cope with it. They need to go on a special diet, take regular insulin shots, check blood sugar levels all the time and visit the hospital regularly for frequent tests.
It happens when your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t utilize it properly. Genes play an important role in the development of diabetes but one of the biggest causes of it is constant and sudden ups and downs in insulin levels caused by an unhealthy diet.
Regular consumption of Turkish coffee may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by helping your body control blood sugar levels. (4)
Perfect Skin and Beautiful Hair
Health is not only about feeling your best but it also means looking your best, too.
There is no better indicator of good health than healthy skin and hair.
With its nutritious nature, Turkish coffee can give you better looking skin and hair.
Along with drinking Turkish coffee, you can apply the sediment that’s left after drinking on your skin and hair. It will act as a decent exfoliating scrub and even provide ultraviolet protection.
Also, if you’re dealing with unappealing problems such as cellulite and acne, Turkish coffee may be your best bet in treating them at home.
Turkish Coffee Makes You Happy
Physical well-being is not the only part of having good health. Mental health is as important as physical health, if not more.
One of the biggest benefits of Turkish coffee is that it’s an incredible social lubricant and paves way for many great conversations.
Also, even when you drink it on your own, it has a magical ability to relax you and make your day brighter and happier.
Having optimal physical and mental health is one of the most important factors in having a happy life. Without good health, living would be an incredibly poor experience.
A healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and managing stress is main factors influencing your physical and mental well-being positively. Make sure to follow a healthy lifestyle if you want to live a long and happy life.
Not only that Turkish coffee is a delicious drink but it also improves your health in many ways such as protecting your body against certain health problems, improving brain function, increasing physical performance and making you happier.
Turkish coffee is also packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
So, if you want to achieve and maintain good health, make Turkish coffee a part of your daily routine.
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