We are all aware of the quick pick me up that coffee provides but there are lots of other health benefits of coffee that come with your morning caffeine fix.
Why can coffee be so good for you?
The pick me up feeling which you get from coffee comes from the substance Caffeine which is present in coffee beans. Caffeine can also be found in the beans, leaves, and fruit of over 60 plants across the globe but coffee remains the number one source of caffeine and is the worlds most used stimulant. You will note from the products on site that caffeine can be purchased as Pure Caffeine and also in its Pure Green Coffee variant. Both variants of coffee are derived from the seeds of the Coffea plant but the Green variant comes from the unroasted seeds. Generally speaking, dark-roasted coffee contains less caffeine than unroasted coffee due to the caffeine being reduced during the roasting process.
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and metabolism, which results in the reduction of physical fatigue and the restoration of mental alertness. This process takes less than an hour to take effect and a mild dose will continue to act for up to four hours. Therefore, it is easy to see why so many people use caffeine to get them through a workout or for times when a quick boost in energy is needed. The energy boosting effects are even backed by science. A 1991 study gave trained runners a caffeine dosage of 9 milligrams per kilogram of body weight and the results showed an increase of 44% in "race-pace" endurance, in addition to a 51% increase in cycling endurance.
In addition to boosting your energy levels and brain power what are the other benefits of consuming caffeine?
Caffeine relieves post work-out muscle pain by up to 48%.
A study from the University of Georgia found that caffeine can reduce muscle soreness after a workout by upto 48%. The lead professor stated "using caffeine to reduce pain may make it easier to transition from that first week of training into a much longer exercise program." It is thought that the caffeine may work to reduce pain by blocking the body's receptors for adenosine, a chemical released in response to inflammation.
Caffeine mixed with carbs replenishes muscle glycogen concentrations faster after exercise.
A controlled study on cyclists found that the test group who consumed caffeine in addition to a carbohydrate drink resulted in 66% higher glycogen levels compared to the carbohydrate-only drink group. So if its faster recovery times that you are looking for and a better performance in your next session then adding caffeine is a must.
Coffee helps ward off Alzheimer’s.
To benefit from a delayed onset of Alzheimers, caffeine alone wont do. You actually need Coffee due to a mystery ingredient. The mystery compound reacts with the caffeine to increase your level of the protein granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) which is believed to delay the progression of Alzheimers and has also been shown to improve the memory in mice with Alzheimer's. Luckily we have Premium Protein Coffee to ensure that you get every possible benefit from caffeine.
Caffeine can reduce the risk of stroke
A Swedish study found that women who drank a cup of caffeinated coffee per day reduced their risk of stroke by 22%. The study noted that for people with normal blood pressure caffeine may offer some protection against stroke but sadly those with existing high blood pressure should keep caffeine consumption to a minimum.
Caffeine helps regulate post-meal blood sugar levels
By boosting your cells sensitivity to insulin, caffeine can help regulate post meal blood sugar which inturn reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes and keeps sweet cravings at bay.
Caffeine Burns Fat
As mentioned earlier, caffeine stimulates the nervous system. This process sends direct signals to fat cells telling them to break down fat. Caffeine also helps to mobilize fat from your fat tissues by making it available for use as a free fatty acid.