Coffee has been the focus of a lot of myth and misunderstanding over the years. Let’s shine some light on this unsung hero of morning get-up-and-go.
Coffee is Not Necessary ‘First Thing in the Morning’
There are a couple of us here at JustAmorous who claim to be non-functional without that first cup of coffee in the morning. However, that just is not true. When we first wake up, our bodies are jolted with a dose of the hormone, Cortisol, which helps give us a boost at the very beginning of each day. It isn’t until an hour or two that this hormone starts to decline, and caffeine becomes important to keep up that same amount of energy and alertness.
Coffee Works Fast
Some of us believe that if we don’t get our dose of coffee in time, we are doomed for a sluggish, lackluster day. The truth is, a cup of coffee works in about 10 minutes, which means that you don’t have to anticipate when you think you will need it, as it works almost the instant you start drinking it.
Coffee is a Great Source of Vitamins and Antioxidants
Coffee gets a bad wrap from the people who claim it is not good for you. However, the truth is, coffee contains Potassium, Niacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Pantothenic Acid (B5). The last we heard these all help to create a healthy body. Coffee is also a great source of antioxidants, which help to fight off health problems, including Diabetes II and heart disease. In short, coffee is a lot better for you than it has been given credit for.
Coffee Boosts Your Metabolism
There are not many diet aids that actually do what they say they will, and at a reasonable price. However, coffee boosts your metabolism by as much as 10 percent, which means it can help burn more calories without even lifting a single weight. However, as a bonus–caffeine can give you more energy for your workouts, making them more productive, by releasing more adrenaline into the bloodstream. So, no matter what kind of a fitness schedule you have, coffee can help keep you in shape.
Who knew that a morning cup of java could do so much–and for so little cost or effort?