Surprising Health Benefits Of Caffeine
In case you didn't already know, probably the most important effects of caffeine are its ability to:
- Enhance mood
- Enhance mental performance
- Enhance physical performance
By having a drink with about 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in about 16 ounces of ordinary brewed coffee), people said they experienced an improved sense of well-being, happiness, energy, alertness and sociability.
Wait, so two cups of coffee can make you feel more awake. DUH. But happier? Now that's pretty cool.
On another note this guy Roland Griffiths of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, reported higher amounts, at times, may cause anxiety and stomach upset.
Blah blah. It's called self-control doc.
GETTING TO WORK SAFE ONLY TAKES A CUP
And then all of you sleep-deprived people depend on caffeine to help you make it through the day. Guess what, caffeine improves your alertness and reaction time. A cup of coffee before your morning commute just might save your life.
In the sleep-deprived, it improves memory and the ability to perform complex tasks.
For you active peeps, caffeine enhances endurance in aerobic activities and performance in anaerobic ones because it blunts the perception of pain and aids the ability to burn fat for fuel instead of its carbohydrates.
NO MORE EXCUSES. Hit the gym!
Here's something else, a review of 13 studies found that people who drank caffeinated coffee, but not decaf, had a 30 percent lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.
And yet another review found that compared with non-coffee drinkers, people who drank four to six cups of coffee a day, with or without caffeine, had a 28 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Well, no reason not to stock up then.