Myth 5 - Drinking Coffee is Bad

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Myth 5 - Drinking Coffee is Bad

Coffee has gotten a bad reputation in the past. Most of which is unwarranted. In fact, Coffee makes up close to 60% of our daily intake of antioxidants in the modern western diet. This outranks both fruits and vegetables combined.

Studies show coffee drinkers have up to a 67% lower risk of Type II diabetes, are at a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and have up to an 80% lower risk of liver diseases or cirrhosis.

Caffeine also helps to mobilize fatty acids from fat stores, boost metabolism and increase exercise performance by an average of 12%.

green tea

Many studies have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, showing it can improve mood, memory, reaction time and overall brain function and health.

If you’re sensitive to caffeine or it tends to disrupt your sleep, then green tea has many similar health benefits with a smaller amount of caffeine.

Bottom Line

Coffee contains a large number of antioxidants. Studies show coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing chronic diseases, may improve fat loss, enhance exercise performance and improve mental clarity. 


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Greg Haglund

Owner - Switch Nutrition

I have been selling and formulating sports nutrition products for more than 16 years. Supplements, Training, Nutrition and Health have become my passion and my profession. Switch Nutrition imports and distribute the latest cutting edge products and disseminate useful information to help people get the best results possible.

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