A recent study done by Harvard followed 130,000 male and female volunteers, who were already in their 40s and 50s, for 18-24 years to see who died within that period. They did not find any relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause, death from cancer or death from cardiovascular disease. Even people who drank up to six cups of coffee per day were at no higher risk of death. For the general Continue reading COFFEE: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?
Coffee has long been thought of as a vice which few people were inclined to give us but it’s actually a superfood. If you exercise, caffeine can offer functional benefits for your workout.
A Spanish study found that athletes who consumed caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories post-exercise. The best results were obtained by consuming 4.5 mg of Continue reading COFFEE AND YOUR WORKOUT
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.
Even though we may not fully understand how it works, we can classify caffeine’s effects on our neurotransmitters into two major categories: Continue reading CAFFEINE AND YOUR BRAIN
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.