The benefits of drinking coffee before any form of intense movement are apparent to anyone who has it on a regular basis. But there is a science behind why coffee works the way it does and what is the right way to consume it. Here’s 5 reasons you may want to make kwoffee part of your fitness regime.
INCREASES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
Depending upon what coffee you are drinking, you are consuming about 100 to 200 mg of caffeine in every cup. This is enough to increase your athletic performance almost instantly. The caffeine prevents adenosine (the hormone that makes you tired and sleepy) from binding itself to its receptors and thus increases alertness.
Caffeine also causes the release of a hormone called adrenalin. Adrenalin is a flight or fight hormone which is usually released in response to some external threat and gives your body a sudden burst of energy and increases attention level. By stimulating that effect, caffeine makes sure you are ready for that workout.
ACCELERATES FAT LOSS
Caffeine burns fat. Caffeine causes an increase in your metabolic rate over a 3 hour period. A high metabolic rate helps burn body fat over a long period of time.
Beyond caffeine, coffee has other substances such as Theobromine, a natural stimulant, Theophylline, is used to treat Asthma, and Chlorogenic acid that slows the absorption of carbs and thus makes you feel full for longer period of time.
Together, these have proven to increase metabolism by up to 10-11%, on average. A substantial increase when you add those numbers over a long period of time.
REDUCES MUSCLE PAIN
Coffee helps in pain relief after a strenuous workout and also alleviate muscle soreness. As a central nervous system stimulant, the caffeine in coffee helps relax muscles which optimizes blood flow. In fact, caffeine is actively combined with other pain relief medications such as aspirin and acetaminophen to increase their effectiveness.
Some studies have shown, when consumed before the workout, caffeine significantly reduced the pain ratings of a group who did 30 minutes of moderate intensity cycling exercise. They believed this was due to the hypoalgesic properties of caffeine.
Coffee contains a high amount of antioxidants that protect against damage from free radicals and helps fight cancer. Regular coffee consumption could reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and also offers protection from Type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
SETS A MORNING ROUTINE
In order to see real results from your workouts, it is important to stay at it over a long period of time. The best way to get something done is to automate it into a natural routine. kwoffee can be an excellent way to automate my fitness routine.
As you can see, coffee has multiple benefits as a pre-workout.
kwoffee is made from only the highest grade 100% Arabica beans and brewed for over 24 hours at cold temperature. This gives a natural sweetness and excellent flavour.