There’s no such thing as too much coffee
As a personal trainer, I’ve had many clients tell me that they have at least 2 (sometimes 3) cups of coffee before they head out to meet me for their 6 am session. To some, consuming this much caffeine before the sun is even up may seem a bit excessive. To others, its simply part of their routine. While my clients are most likely drinking their 2 morning cups of Joe for a boost of energy, they are also providing their body with a multitude of health benefits; before most people are even up!
First we’ll go over the most well-known benefit of drinking coffee; for energy. And with this boost in energy comes a more alert, focused brain; improving mental function. A second, well-known reason to drink coffee is for the metabolic effects it has on the body. Caffeine is a known stimulant found in hundreds of supplements that support weight loss (fat-burning supplements) and improve physical performance (pre-workout supplements). In fact, coffee has such high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients in it that Healthline.com has a post called 13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science. Still, what’s even more interesting about caffeine, is that those who drink it regularly, may actually be living longer than those who don’t.
According to a study detailed in an article on The Huffington Post, “Coffee Lovers Might Live Longer, Healthier Lives,” drinking coffee could help you live longer; the more caffeine you consume, the lower your chances of developing an age-related disease. Specifically, the study examined inflammation levels in the blood of individuals from 20-30 years old and 60-89 years old. Those who reported consuming caffeine beverages on a daily basis had lower levels of inflammation. Though some inflammation is a good, chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process and has been found to be the root of many chronic illnesses; including heart disease. Likewise, a previous study conducted by Japanese researchers and published on nutraingredients-usa.com found that drinking coffee can also help reduce ones risk for developing type 2 diabetes due to the polyphenols found in coffee. Thus, more coffee, less health risks.
So when one of my clients confesses that they’ve had 3 cups of coffee in the morning, my response to them is, “drink up.” The benefits of consuming natural sources of caffeine are plentiful, and most provide a good dose of antioxidants in addition to the boost of energy you need in the morning or early afternoon. Additionally, Youngevity offers another natural burst of energy with Pollen Burst™. This energy-boosting beverage contains vitamins, caffeine, and a proprietary blend of SOD, Green Tea Extract and Pollen Extract for a nutrient-rich energy drink.
Whichever caffeine product you choose, make sure it’s from a natural source and one that will provide you with the benefits to live a long, healthy life. Remember, prevention is the key!