Did you know that caffeine is found in more than just your coffee? Yes, caffeine is not found in our favorite morning beverages coffee and tea, but in some cola's, energy drinks and even as a part of same dietary supplements. Like all food substances, you can take advantage of the benefits of coffee by consuming it in moderate amounts on perhaps an everyday basis. Some of the health benefits of caffeine that are not so popularly known are described below.
Using the process of thermogenesis, caffeine helps burn calories in a massive way. One such example is that having six cups of coffee a day can help you burn about 100 kilocalories a day. A better use of this quality would be if you consumed green tea instead of coffee for weight loss because that can be had without the calorie rich enhancements of sugar and creamer. Not only that, but green tea may also help burn fat. It's worth noting that excessive amounts of sugar in either beverages will increase the overalll calorie content which may work agaisnt your weight loss goal
Caffeine is a natural analgesic i.e. painkiller. It has become common practice amongst doctors to prescribe drugs that contain caffeine to help relieve extreme pain that may be occurring as a result of headaches etc.
We all know too well how mornings are never the same without a cup of steaming hot coffee. This is because coffee contains caffeine which helps reduce tiredness and gives you a boost of energy. It also helps you become more productive and be relatively stress free. It is these benefits of caffeine which are the reason for it being used in drugs prescribed to cure depression.
Caffeine is known to either stop or delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease in many cases. Studies have found that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have an 80% lesser chance of developing this disease than people who do not drink coffee.
A very important benefit of caffeine is that it really helps boost endurance and performance levels which is why athletes are such big consumers of tea and coffee. It has been said that taking a 330 mg dose of caffeine half an hour to one hour before a competition can result in much better performance levels, higher stamina, less tiredness and speedy recovery in case of an injury.
Some other benefits of caffeine include: