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WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK COFFEE

IT MAKES YOU SMARTER

Coffee is the most used psychoactive substance in the world.  Caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain which leads to enhanced firing of neurons.  Human trials show that coffee improves such brain functions as memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.

IT HELPS BURN FAT

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17 WEIRD FACTS ABOUT COFFEE

YOU DON’T NEED COFFEE WHEN YOU FIRST WAKE UP

Your body naturally produces a hormone called cortisol that helps you feel awake and alert.  This hormone is released according to your circadian rhythm, dictated by the time of the day.  If you have a habit of drinking coffee when you first wake up, try waiting a bit longer so that your caffeine isn’t wasted during a time when your cortisol is at its highest.

COFFEE ISN’T THAT DEHYDRATING

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CAFFEINE AND YOUR BRAIN

The full story of caffeine’s effect in your brain is still only partially understood by pharmacologist and physicians.  Although caffeine is probably the most studied drug in history, the effort to penetrate its mysteries still continues.  Animal studies are problematic because rats, mice, cats, dogs and monkeys process caffeine very differently from each other and very differently from human beings.  Human studies are just as problematic because of individual responses to caffeine and differences in the rate it’s metabolized by different people and different times.  And finally there is the unique problem that because almost everyone already uses caffeine, it is difficult to determine what they would be like without it.

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5 REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT

A Spanish study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, found that athletes who consumed caffeine pre-excercise burned about 15% more calories post-excercise.  The best results were obtained by consuming 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of body weight.  For a 150 pound woman that’s about 300 mg of caffeine, about the amount in 12 ounces of brewed coffee.

Coffee has long been thought of as a vice which few people were inclined to give up but it’s actually a superfood.  If you exercise, caffeine can offer functional benefits for your workout.

IMPROVE CIRCULATION

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6 MORE REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE

LOWER THE RISK OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s.  It is caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain.  As with Alzheimer’s, there is no known cure, which makes focusing on prevention all the more important.  Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60%.  It appears that the caffeine itself is causing the effect.  People who drink decaf don not have a lower risk of Parkinson’s.

COFFEE MAY PROTECT THE LIVER

Your liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions in your body.  Several common diseases affecting the liver are hepatitis and fatty liver disease.  Continue reading 6 MORE REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE

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6 REASONS TO DRINK COFFEE

IMPROVE ENERGY LEVELS AND MAKE YOU SMARTER

The stimulant effects of coffee mostly from the caffeine, make it the most used psychoactive substance in the world.  The caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain.  The amount of other neurotransmitters, like norepinephrine and dopamine, actually increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons.  Trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.

BURN FAT

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HOW TO CRUSH YOUR WORKOUT

One of the most effective pre-workout drinks may surprise you.  You won’t find it at your local supplement store.  You don’t have to scoop it out of a bottle and mix it with water.  All you have to do is get a cup of coffee, minus the cream and sugar of course.

Drinking a cup of coffee 30 minutes before your workout does more than just boost your energy, there are a whole slew of health benefits that come along with it.

ACCELERATE FAT LOSS

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15 FACTS ABOUT STARBUCKS

With revenues of over $10 billion dollars and over 17,000 shops in 40 countries, Starbucks is clearly the world’s top coffee retailer.  The coffee giant recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and shows no signs of slowing down.  The brand is so well recognized all over the world that it doesn’t even put its name on its cups.  Starbucks recently announced partnerships with other coffee companies and grocery stores, and plans to move into digital content as well as introducing new products.  In some stores you can every have wine with your coffee.

FACT 1:  Starbucks has opened an average of two stores on a daily basis since 1987.

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CAFFEINE: THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG

Not only is caffeine the world’s most popular psychoactive drug, regularly drinking coffee and its caffeine component will alter your brain’s chemical makeup.  This is the reason you don’t quit because it will cause fatigue, headache and nausea.  Like the drugs heroin, tobacco and even alcohol, kicking this habit can be just as miserable with similar withdrawal symptoms.

CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL NOW A MENTAL DISORDER

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