Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. While being delicious and versatile, there are also several health benefits that come along. Its high level of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients make this quite a healthy choice.

As we all know, coffee can improve energy levels. This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine. After you drink it, the caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream; from there it travels to your brain. Studies have shown that coffee can help improve aspects of brain function, including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times, and general mental functions.

Caffeine also boosts your metabolic rate. Therefore, it’s considered to be a fat-burning supplement. It may also stimulate your nervous system, which helps to break down body fat.

The key to using coffee in a health-conscious way is in moderation and in its pure form. The most nutritious way to add it to your diet is by drinking it black.

Some of our favorite coffee shops include:

Oromo Cafe

This shop offers exciting new flavors from Africa, India, and Turkey. Oromo is known to spike its beverages with superfoods. This allows for added nutrients in their drinks.

Colectivo Coffee

This Milwaukee original has opened several Chicago locations, including Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Andersonville, and Logan Square.

FINOM Coffee

This popular Hungarian cafe offers many eye-catching specialty espresso drinks, which include rosewater and cardamom-infused “Turkish delight,” and the “choco spice” with Ibarra chocolate and Hungarian paprika.

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