Here are The Top benefits of caffeine.
(from high quality coffee beans, green tea, black tea & cacao)
The benefits of coffee are so huge, I gave coffee beans their own page CLICK HERE for “why coffee is awesome”
#1 Increases your ability to burn body fat ( when you are active)
- Increases the human body’s levels of adiponectin ( your hormone that moves belly fat from your belly to be more easily burned off when you are active). Adiponectin also works as an appetite suppressant. Less hunger = less noshing.
- People who drink more coffee and caffeinated teas have higher levels of adiponectin and lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers. Scientists at Stanford concluded in 2019 that caffeine is able to defend against age related inflammation.
- Caffeine increases a body’s metabolic rate from 3-11% (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition). Caused by an increase in the burning of fat
- Scientific Reports Journal. Scientists from School of Medicine at University of Nottingham discovered that coffee increases the activity of brown adipose tissue “brown fat” . Brown fat is more metabolically active ( it burns more fat). The brown tint to the tissue’s cells is due to these cells having more densely packed mitochondria!
Next up in benefits with coffee and tea is the
coffee has the most polyphenols
What are Polyphenols? Naturally occurring compounds in plants that protect against pathogens and radiation (disease causing pollutants and sun damage) .
When you ingest polyphenols your colon utlizes most of it to protect your body from free radicals ( anti cancer) and create more friendly bacteria in your gut (better digestion and brain health)
#3 Green Tea has L Theanine & Catechins!
Catechins = Antioxidants in green tea that increases the rate at which body fat gets burned for fuel ( speeds up fat burning when you move)
L- Theanine – Green Tea contains Theanine. The Amino Acid that increases activity of GABA (your brains neurotransmitter which reduces anxiety and helps you feel calm and centered. L Theanine Icreases Alpha brina waves, enhances focus and creativity.
Black tea and green tea come from the same plant. What makes black tea different is the fermentation. TO make black tea , the leaves are rolled and then exposed to air to trigger fermentation. This reaction causes the leaves to turn dark brown and allows flavors to heighten and intensify.
Black tea also helps the body burn fat for fuel ( thermogenic)
#4 Black Tea Lowers Cortisol/ Reduces Stress
“Black Tea has been proven to reduce stress levels . Study published in peer related journal psychopharmacology, found that drinking 4 cups of black tea each day for 6 weeks directly lowered cortisol levels. ( From Eat Smater pp.195 by Shawn Stephenson)”
So there you have it, four big ass reasons to keep caffeine in your lifestyle. Just make sure and consume the highest quality caffeine. (BEST matcha, coffee beans, chocolate, black tea..)