Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Why you should be drinking coffee instead of water before a work out

Narada Desk | August 17, 2016 5:54 pm Print
Coffee (caffeine) speeds up your metabolism, so your heart beats faster and body temperature gets higher. All of those will help you burn more calorie in general without exercise.

In regard to the impact of coffee on increasing your metabolism to help burn fat, the short answer is yes. Coffee is definitely proven to contain several properties that will boost metabolism.

According to the National Institute of Health, caffeine can be used for the short-term relief of fatigue. In layman’s terms this means it does stimulate the metabolism, thereby contributing to the burning of fat.

The fact that coffee contains stimulants is why it has grown in popularity for decades. And it does remove fat from fat tissue in a measurable way. It’s the caffeine in coffee that becomes the fat burning powerhouse that has the most impact on the body’s metabolism.

That takes care of the short answer. Here’s the other shoe…

Caffeine also blocks the neurotransmitter, Adenosine. Because of this blocking affect, more neurons are fired and substances like Dopamine and Norepinephrine, Basically, the nervous system is now on notice to fat cells that the fat must go.

Caffeine also increases the levels of Adrenaline in the blood. This release also contributes to the fat burn.

The bottom line is that coffee temporarily triggers a higher metabolic rate making it easier to eat without gaining weight…but…this is all short term.

In the long term, depending on how much you weigh, coffee’s caffeine induced fat burning progress may generate few, if any changes in your fat burning rate. What this means is that those individuals who are obese. According to Web MD, “If your BMI (body mass index) is 25 to 29.9, you’re overweight but not obese. A BMI of 30 or more is in the obese range.”

ndividuals in the obesity range of BMI, and nearly everyone else, will notice few changes if they drink coffee on a regular basis. This is because the impact of caffeine wanes after a period.

Naturally, drinking more coffee would possibly start the fat burn again, however, the amount of coffee required to restart the fat burn would litterally be staggering. And the negative impact on the heart, brain, bones and other organs would be potentially devastating.

All in all, a few extra cups of coffee during the week may re-trigger a fat burning jump. However, continued consumption reduces the impact and other more body friendly fat burning options are available.

For example, exercise, and food choices that are proven to increase the body’s fat burning pace, are much better options for safe and healthy living. Here’s the short list…

Whole Grains…Oatmeal, Brown Rice
Lean Meats…chicken breast
Low-Fat Dairy…Swiss Cheese
Greet Tea
Hot Peppers

Coffee (caffeine) speeds up your metabolism, so your heart beats faster and body temperature gets higher. All of those will help you burn more calorie in general without exercise.

Caffeine also makes you have more energy and you will workout harder in the gym hence help you burn extra calorie through training harder during exercise

Improved circulation : Those who downed “regular” (caffeinated) coffee experienced a 30%  increase in blood flow over a 75-minute period, compared to those who  drank the “unleaded” (decaf) version. Better circulation, better  workout—your muscles need oxygen!

Less pain : caffeine may help you push just a little bit harder during strength-training workouts, resulting in better improvements in muscle strength and/or endurance.

Better memory:  This brain boost may be a real boon during workouts, especially when they entail needing to recall specific exercises or routines.

Muscle preservation: The results indicate that in moderation, caffeine may help preserve overall fitness and reduce the risk of age-related injuries.