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Scientists Were Shocked

A coffee study was done in Asia on some volunteer participants who were all of Asian descent. The study was intended for other scientific studies on the effects of increased coffee consumption.

An unexpected and unintended piece of information came out of the studies conducted by scientists on coffee drinkers that I found interesting. What is unknown from the study is would the same results occur if all other races were included in the coffee study. Here is what they did in the study. The participants in the study were instructed to increase their coffee consumption to 4 cups of coffee a day over a six month period of time.

The research findings were very intriguing.

The results uncovered was that the consumption of four cups of coffee daily creates a metabolic reaction that increases caloric burn. Another unexpected finding was the people in the study were found to have on average a four percent decrease in body fat that occurred in the coffee drinkers. The fat loss in the coffee drinkers was not the result of any diet or exercise.

Another study that helped validate the above mentioned study backs up the findings. A caffeine study was conducted to determine if caffeine can help people lose weight. Their studies showed a correlation that indicates caffeine does help the body burn more calories. When a body burns more calories, the metabolism increases to produce that energy.

There could be a strong correlation with caffeine intake that may help to suppress appetite.

The studies conducted have evidence that coffee drinkers fill full longer. Caffeine helps suppresses the appetite. The result would be a decrease in the nagging feelings of being hungry which cuts down on the munch time for needless calories that can easily and quickly put on the pounds.

Caffeine is being shown to increase the body’s metabolic rate so more calories are burned up for fuel. This caloric burn was shown to occur while the participants in the study were not physically active. The results of these studies showed that the effects of the caffeine consumed continues to burn body fuel over a period of time. The time frame of the duration of the effects were not disclosed. Don’t confuse drinking coffee and losing weight with lack of exercise as a one size fits all solution. There are many benefits to being physically active in some capacity.

These studies did not mention these items:

If the coffee contained cream and sugar, non dairy coffee creamer, milk, or any artificial sweeteners.

Syrups, flavorings, or plant based types of milk.

I am assume they drank only hot black coffee.

There was no mention of the types of coffee beans used for their coffee. There are 4 different varieties of coffee to take into consideration. Arabica, Robusta, Libericia, and Excelsa. Which coffee was used is important could provide more clues due to acidity levels of the coffee. Some varieties of coffee beans are more acidic naturally than other coffee beans.

Did the caffeine consumption from coffee occur at certain times of the day?

Were the sexes equally represented in this study?

What were their ages?

These studies are great news for people who enjoy their coffee.

I’m certain there will be more studies done on coffee consumption in the future. This article is not to promote four cups of coffee on a daily basis. For some people, that would be too much coffee as well as the effects of caffeine could be felt differently or more intensely than others. Use your judgement.

Here are the links to the sources I used for this article. Feel free to explore these links as well as do your own research to educate yourself and be well informed.

Thank you to the photographer Valeriia Miller on Pexels

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What You Need To Know About K Cups.

Pod Coffee Machine

I’ve had some customers ask me about when I will be selling my coffee in K cups or also known as coffee pods. I’ve been vague about my reasons for why I don’t offer that type of coffee on my store. I only sell bagged coffee. I’ve had some knowledge about the dangers of heating up plastic that holds food and or drinks, but I did not have anything to really back up what I know until I recently did some online research on this subject. This researched information I’m sharing is about the K cups for coffee.

In case there is any confusion what K cups or coffee pods are, let me explain.

These plastic pods contain coffee for single brew coffee makers. Fantastic, quick, convenient low mess for a cup of coffee.

Recent information on the latest research is turning up the potential health issues of the use of K cups or pods for coffee drinkers. Coffee brewed from K cup machines may contain estrogen chemicals migrate out from plastics.

Here is how these estrogen like chemicals get into your coffee occurs.

The brewing process of K cups with high temperature water to brew coffee through plastic K cups for a tasty coffee extraction creates the release these estrogen chemicals that imitate estrogen. The estrogenic chemicals could possibly interfere or disrupt the endocrine system of the human body.

Here are some potential solutions to this problem.

Should you be concerned about this new found issue, the solution to this issue is to get the stainless steel pods for the K cup coffee makers. The downside is you would need to pack the stainless steel pods yourself to brew a single serving coffee. Actually this process is no different than making an espresso with the stainless steel handle that holds the coffee. The other option is to brew coffee in regular coffee makers.

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Body Fat Burnt By Drinking Coffee

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Want to lose body fat? Drink more coffee?

I have heard from some folks that coffee and tea can help lose some weight, but I was not sure if that was really possible. I decided to see if there was any truth to that rumor. Here’s what I researched and discovered about exercise and coffee. Volunteers for a scientific study were done on men that were healthy, physically active as well as exercised regularly. These guys worked out in the morning or late afternoon and coffee drinkers.

A study was published on those guys that participated in the exercise while caffeinated.

Their research showed that drinking a strong cup of coffee at least thirty minutes or more prior to exercise increases the body’s ability to burn body fat in men. The interesting part about the body fat burn happened at a higher rate in the afternoon than in the morning. Caffeine intake prior or during exercise uses body fat as a energy fuel source to help promote endurance for physical activity such as working out.

Their study discovered that athletes endurance is not that great in the morning compared to later in the afternoon. Logically makes sense because when a person gets up in the morning the body is not as flexible or limber, the body is slightly dehydrated and needs breakfast from sleeping 8 hours or so.

Late afternoon is the optimal time to workout to release the days stress and endurance is greater. The body is at it’s peak for the day in the afternoon from having had time to eat, hydrate, and limber up throughout the day.

Caffeine is known to occur naturally in coffee beans, tea leaves, and cocoa beans.

There are caffeinated foods and drinks on the market, but the caffeine was added therefore; not naturally occurring in these foods and drinks. This study and other similar studies focused on naturally occurring caffeine in coffee, timing of the drinking of the coffee prior to the actual physical work out for the day.

Remember to do everything in moderation.

Per the FDA, they recommend no more than 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day. For some people, that can be too much caffeine. There can be negatives to drinking too much caffeine so don’t over do the drinking of these beverages. I have written about some of the Negatives Of Too Much Caffeine that you may want to read about.

This study done was on a small group of volunteers and still in the early study stages, but the information does look promising.

Always conduct your own research, analyze the information you read, and formulate your own opinions with the data you gather.



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Negatives Of Too Much Caffeine

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The bad side of too much coffee.

Drinking coffee or any caffeinated beverages are okay in moderation. Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The caffeine stimulant is naturally occurring in coffee and teas, but not in energy drinks or sodas.

Most research indicates that 400 mg per day is the acceptable limit and anything over that is just too much caffeine for the body which can produce some temporary side effects until the caffeine wears off or metabolizes. Some of the adverse side effects of too much caffeine are anxiety, heart palpitations, restlessness, inability to go to sleep or sleep interruptions because not in a deep sleep and keep waking up. The other negative side affects of over indulging on caffeine in a cup of coffee include rapid breathing, increased stress levels, and the shakes or aka tremors.

High amounts of caffeine can be dangerous, so do keep that in mind.

There is a balance between right amount of caffeine to be alert to start your day or drink too much you will experience jittery edgy feelings from too much caffeine. The 400 mg of caffeine is around 4 to 5 cups per day of coffee or other caffeinated beverage. According to the FDA, 4 to 5 cups of coffee is not normally associated with any negative affects on the body.

Don’t forget to include that caffeine also comes in sodas, cocoa, energy drinks, and tea in addition to coffee. Keep a running daily total of how much you are consuming in caffeinated drink form daily so you stay within that range . If you hit the jittery range at 3 cups of coffee, then you have learned from experience and now know to stay within that range for you to avoid having too much caffeine. Everyone is unique and different on feeling the effects of too much caffeine. Find your balance.

The amount of caffeine intake and how it affect the body depends on factors such as genetics, weight, and metabolism to name a few common factors. Some people are just more prone to being sensitive to caffeine. According to research, smokers metabolize caffeine twice as fast as nonsmokers.

Timing of caffeine consumption seems to have an affect as well.

The effects of caffeine in coffee can take from 3 hours to 5 hours or more to wear off. Some people will burn through the caffeine faster or more slowly because we are all different. For example, you have a grande latte at 6pm and you intend to go to bed at 9pm, odds are high that you will be up way past 9pm your target bed time. If you do doze off, in most cases many won’t have a restful nights sleep. The time of day is a factor when you consume your caffeine intake.

You maybe interested in the positive benefits of coffee in moderation article written on the topic

Is Drinking Coffee Healthy For You?

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Is Drinking Coffee Healthy For You?

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I wanted to share some of the positive health benefits of drinking coffee. This is not meant to give only one side of the story from the research that I have done. Later I will write on the negative affects of drinking coffee so that my readers can see that there is a balance here and I’m not trying to be biased in my articles. I am trying to remain neutral and focus on factual information. My intent is to give some information given by scientiests and researchers that I document my sources below. I suggest just use common sense with anything in life is to take everything in moderation particularly in regards to what we consume or drink.

Are there known documented Health Benefits Of Coffee?

Coffee contains as we all know caffeine which is a stimulant, but that is not all. Studies show that coffee contains antioxidants that could reduce inflammation and protect against certain diseases. These studies that were done on coffee drinkers that consumed two or more cups a day discovered that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and renal disease.

Some of the research done on coffee beans indicate that there are a lot more positive reasons to drink a moderate amount of coffee. Coffee drinkers also exhibit positive health benefits of drinking coffee. Caffeine helps pick you up by acting on your brain to improve mental and physical functions, improves memory and mood.

The coffee bean is known to contain thousands of different botancial compounds. The scientists currently have no idea of what these compounds in regards to the benefits of drinking coffee. They don’t currently know which compounds are responsible for the health benefits that are currently shown.

There maybe more healing properties of coffee that we don’t know yet. More research is needed to get an idea of how these compounds play in the health of humans that drink coffee.

Studies do show that coffee is a major source of nutrients, antioxidants, B Vitamins, potassium, and riboflavin. This makes sense to me about the nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and the botanical compounds in the coffee.

Most coffees are grown in areas that have very fertile soil. This means that their coffee is grown in dirt that is high in all types of nutrients and other good things come from the soil that the coffee bushes absorb in their plant ecosystem as they are maturing on the trees and remain during the process of being turned into coffee for consumption.

Consume your coffee with confidence that your favorite beverage contributes to your health backed by ongoing research.

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