Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Top 3 Bountiful Benefits of Coffee and Caffeine!

"There is certainly much more good news than bad news in terms of health!" says Frank Hu of Harvard School of Health.

See 5 Coffee Tricks to get these health benefits of coffee AND a good night's sleep!


1. For starters, your HEALTH!

Coffee may help prevent:
Diabetes
Some Cancers
Dementia
Parkinson's, stroke, heart rhythm problems, and more!

You can read a bit more about the studies HERE!

For the above health benefits, not all mechanisms are determined.  Interestingly, decaf coffee often appears to be as effective and regular!

So something other than caffeine must be doing the job!

Coffee is the LARGEST source of ANTIOXIDANTS for Americans!
Of course that is among people who drink it!  Wahoo for coffee and antioxidants!

Antioxidants are cool!  Click HERE and/or HERE to review how they work and/or HERE to also find sources of oxidation!

Plus, coffee contains vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, such as calcium, magnesium, chromium, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid (the last two are b-vitamins).

2. Caffeine is good for your fitness (Caffeine and ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE!)!

It delays the use of glycogen during endurance exercise by increasing your body's use of fat for energy!  Is that awesome or what!?  Save up the really perfect fuel (glycogen) for when you are more tired, and use up that junk fuel (fat) that we want to get rid of anyway!

It also makes physical activity "seem" easier, mentally!  SO cool!  Who doesn't want their workout to appear to be as easy as possible?!

It may also increase testosterone which is important for strength, gaining muscle, and decreasing fat.

3. Caffeine is also known to improve MENTAL PERFORMANCE by increasing:

ALERTNESS
Focus
Concentration
Energy
Efficiency
Vigor
Clear-headedness

Wahoo for caffeine and mental performance!

Here are some tasty ways to have coffee: PUMPKIN PIE LATTE or Dark Chocolate Mint Coffee!

Now that you know the benefits of coffee and benefits of caffeine, find out:
What's SO "bad" about coffee/caffeine? Click HERE to find out!

Or you may want to learn about GREEN TEA or GREEN COFFEE!!

COMMENTS: Have you always enjoyed coffee?  Or did you have to get used to the taste like me?  They say it may be one of those "acquired tastes".  Now I love it!

3 comments:

Finn Felton said...

According to recent studies by Harvard Women's Health, taking several cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, formation of kidney stones, Parkinson's disease, liver damage, heart disease and inhibit cognitive decline in brain power.

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Colleen Grossner said...

Thanks for sharing, Finn! Caffeine is AWESOME, isn't it!!! SO cool because it's fun and enjoyable too!

Mantis Hugo said...

I have a contrary approach. Avoid caffeine at all cost otherwise you may get addicted to it and it would be hard to get rid of the addiction. I prefer Pure Acai Berry Juice. It doesn't contain anything that injures the health in any way, but only improves the health in every way possible.

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