Strength in every sip
Most people enjoy good coffee in one way or another. Arguably it’s the most widely consumed beverage in the world short of water. Coffee offers health benefits that very few realize.
It is becoming widely known that coffee contains antioxidants. These, are known for fighting cancer. A number of studies have been done over the years showing coffee’s cancer fighting powers.
A study at the University of Scranton in 2005 determined that coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in America.
“Antioxidants are your army to protect you from the toxic free radicals, which come from breathing oxygen and eating sugar, that start chronic diseases. Antioxidants help stave off cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.”, says Dr. Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor who led the Scranton study.
Studies in the past have also shown that a cup of coffee a day can help in preventing Parkinson’s Disease in men. It is believed that hormones keep coffee from having the same affect on women.
In December of 2009 Harvard Medical School reported to the American Association for Cancer Research annual conference that coffee may prevent prostate cancer. The report was the result of a twenty year study of 4975 men.
So we’ve determined that a cup of coffee a day can aid in preventing some pretty scary diseases-but, can it help you in other ways?
Pre-workout drink of choice
Do you down an energy drink prior to working out? Either chocked full of sugar, or dangerous artificial sweeteners. Along with this is usually a ton of calories. The typical energy drinks may not be a good choice.
It’s common knowledge that coffee is a stimulant. The caffeine found in a cup of joe acts quickly-giving a boost of energy. Coffee, depending on what you add to it, is low in calories. Unless you buy a $5 specialty drink, coffee is inexpensive. These points make coffee a smart choice for a pre-workout drink.
Speed up your metabolism
Coffee doesn’t just give you a boost of energy-it also gives your metabolism a jump start. The caveat is that once you pass the “too much” thresh hold, it can slow your metabolism down. Like with everything in life, moderation is the word to remember.
Where do you get your fix?
Quality roasted coffees can be found at the grocery store these days. I have two online resources that will deliver some great coffee right to your door.
Want something a little more heavenly? Why not try Mystic Monk Coffee? We are very, very proud to have MMC as an advertisers on PhitZone. A former co-worker brought some Mystic Monk Blend to work one day. That is one of my all time favorite coffees around. Roasted by monastic Carmelite Monks in Wyoming, they have mastered the art of roasting coffee beans. This stuff is superb. The price of a pound of beans is about $10. The proceeds are how the monks put food on their table and robes on their backs.
Wouldn’t it be something if you could have a cup of java that had supplements already added? JavaFit does just that. Grown out of the Flintsone chewable? How about a coffee that includes your daily multivitamin? No joke, they have it, along with three or four more varieties. “I love coffee! Besides the amazing health benefits, it’s my best friend in the morning. But for all you health fanatics, the data on coffee especially with regards to decreasing the risk of certain cancers and type II diabetes is astounding!”, says Jose Antonio, Ph.D, Chief Science Office of JavaFit.
Whatever your preference, enjoy a cup of coffee everyday.