Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wake Up to The Perks of Caffeine

By Cal Orey, The Writing Gourmet

Wake Up to the amazing perks of caffeine in your cup of joe! It’s the beverage we can’t live without—yet few consume it without some guilt. But the truth is that coffee (yeah, regular) has health benefits thanks to its jolt of caffeine.  Java juice—nature’s surprise—an ancient remedy, is now the “newest” health food.  
What's more, that cup of real coffee is the number 1 source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet—and its caffeine doesn’t deserve a bad rap! Groundbreaking research shows caffeinated coffee can relieve a host of woes—and it makes you feel perked up day or night! Plus, it's still legal! Welcome to caffeine, a compound that acts as a stimulant drug on your nervous system and befriends 
humans around the globe...

Q: Why is regular coffee (not decaf) the nation’s favorite beverage?  
A. Folks (of all ages) love their coffee because it “helps them to get the job done.” The bottom line:  its caffeine boost, aroma, flavor is addictive and millions of Americans got to have their coffee first thing in the morning to get up and go. Its caffeine buzz makes you feel good – mind and body!

Q: Why has this potent elixir with caffeine “a drug” gone from vice to virtue? 
A. A jolt of caffeine in your coffee (lighter roast has more) can help fight ailments:
·        Brain drain-Coffee latte--enhance mind
·        Hangover—Medium roast with aspirin—speed recovery
·        Headache—Cappuccino or café mocha—relieve pain
·        Fatigue—Café mocha—boost energy
·        Muscle pain—Medium roast—rid pain
·        Low libido—Columbian (with a shot of alcohol) boosts sex drive, lowers inhibitions
·        Jet lag—Medium roast—normalize body and mind
(The jury is still out on if medium or dark roasts hold the most antioxidants. And it doesn't stop there. Regular coffee with its high octane caffeine can also lower risk of developing heart disease, diabetes 2, and some cancers.)

Q: Why is a cup of regular coffee a “skinny beverage”? 
A. If you hold the flavorings, sugar, and whipped cream—it’s a fat fighter. Coffee’s caffeine buzz energizes you so you’ll get physical and go work out, burn off calories from. Caffeine revs up your metabolism (calorie-burning power)—while you’re exercising and chillin’, too. Is it addictive? Uh, yeah but in moderation it's all good.

Grab a copy of The Healing Powers of Coffee (Kensington) to find out more how exactly caffeine works to boost your mood, energy, and well-being!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sensing I'm going to lose my dog. Tomorrow the results come back. I don't have a good vibe. At all. It's too hard to do this. It's not fair. He's part of me and I feel it's not going to be good news. The waiting is so stressful. My older Brittany knows something is wrong as well as my cat. Loss is so hard. I want to run away. I never cry unless one of my fur kids goes through this and I can't stop the tears.