Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. Some of us start our day with it. A few people have tried to tarnish it by labeling it as unhealthy. Unless it is consumed in excess, it’s not the case.
Coffee is packed full of nutrients and anti-oxidants and has been linked to a reduction in the risk of various diseases, such as Type II Diabetes, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Strokes some Cancers and Parkinson’s. The benefits don’t stop there though.
It’s widely known coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant, which once in the blood travels to the brain and increases brain function, memory, energy levels, vigilance and improves your performance during exercise as the nervous system is further stimulated, in addition to you perceiving your efforts to be easier. You may train harder without even realising!
The best bit? It helps with fat-burning! A few studies have shown it can increase fat-burning by between 10 and 29%, increasing your metabolism by 3-11%. Caffeine will make fat-cells break down, releasing the fatty-acids in to the blood. In a nutshell? Grab a coffee 30-45 minutes before you hit the gym, class or go for a run! Some of the positive effects can be wiped out if you over-consume coffee, so don’t over-do it!