Choose Coffee Wisely - Psychological
Caffeine Effects To Extra Calories
There is no need to explain why 80% of Americans jump start
their day with this most widely used mood-altering drug in the world. Some people
are just not functional without their morning cup of coffee. And since getting
enough rest has become an illusive dream, who cares about the effects of coffee
on your health as long as it keeps you awake? Surprising as it may sound, the
bad reputation of coffee has outlived itself. As a matter of fact, coffee might
be one of the healthiest drinks out there.
the active ingredient in coffee, has numerous physiological and psychological
effects stimulating the brain and nervous system. It is a well known fact that
consumption of coffee contributes to the increased alertness and faster reaction
time. In addition, drinking coffee with milk in the first part of the day helps
to remember gained knowledge. Milk is an excellent source of calcium, and drinking
it with or without coffee will counteract this potential nutrient loss.
improved brain activity is not enough justification for you to enjoy the most
delectable drink there is, coffee was found to be beneficial for type 2 diabetes.
Intake of caffeine may increase production of digestive juices, relax the walls
of the blood vessels and the airways in the lungs, while increasing the force
of muscular contractions and increasing the heart rate.
coffee is a natural diet drink that may spark your metabolism in a calorie-free
way. Caffeine increases heart rate and metabolism so you burn more calories at
rest. As for exercise enthusiasts, caffeine has shown to enhance performance and
is the most extensively researched ergogenic aid. Not only it diminishes the feeling
of fatigue and perceived exertion, caffeine spares muscle glycogen promoting greater
use of body fat as energy while bodies are in motion. Besides, muscles of 'caffeinated
bodies' can work longer before they will exhaustion.
matter, coffee has been used for years by endurance athletes to aid in metabolizing
fatty acids. Caffeine preferentially increases the body's use of stored fat for
energy, sparing both liver and muscle glycogen, a form of temporary stored sugar
in the body. As a nervous-system stimulant, caffeine provides a mental boost that
helps athletes through vigorous training sessions.
what goes up must come down. When caffeine wears off, fatigue sets in with a vengeance
diminishing returns on brain activity and other performance. Some so-called "caffeine
addicts" report experiencing terrible headaches as an aftereffect of being
in an 'emergency-alert state'.
comes the Coffee Danger - its diet properties end as soon as you add something
else to it. From milk and sugar, to syrups and cocoa, your cup of java may become
a real weight-loss disaster in a matter of seconds. Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Blended Crème with Whip sounds awesome, but how do 740 calories and 28
grams of fat? And forget about all the health benefits your cup of Java is famous
If you are a healthy individual and drink coffee in moderation,
at worst, it is a harmless beverage. At best, enjoy you favorite cup of Latte
as a healthy boost for the day!