Morning Fuel for Riding

Taking coffee in the morning at the shop before we start working on the bikes has become one of our daily routines. We have a coffeemaker at our shop and before my colleagues and I start on our work, the first thing we do is prepare coffee first. Taking coffee in the morning gives us energy and morale to start our job. Coffee has become the fuel that drives us to keep on working. However, it is not in vain because drinking coffee also has some health benefits, which I am going to share with you.

It increases your energy levels

man drinking coffee

The caffeine contained in coffee makes you feel more relaxed. When you take your coffee, the caffeine is absorbed by the blood. Once in the brain, it blocks Adenosine, the hormone that is responsible for inducing tiredness. Controlled trials carried out in humans have shown that coffee improves many brain functioning aspects. The aspects include energy levels, memory, vigilance, reaction time and mood.

It helps in burning the fat

Caffeine, a natural substance found in coffee has been proven to help in burning fat. You will find it in almost all the commercial supplements used for burning fat. Studies have shown that caffeine can increase fat burning in obese people by 10% and in lean individuals by 29%. It can help you lose weight.

Coffee contains essential nutrients

You do not only benefit from bitter or sweet roasted taste of your coffee when taking it. Coffee contains essential nutrients that include magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium and pantothenic acid. The amount of essential nutrients will add up depending on the cups of coffee that you take per day.

Coffee prolongs life

Studies show that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of death by at least 6% in men who drink one cup of coffee per day. It has also been established in studies that men who take 2 to 6, or more cups everyday can reduce the risk of death by up to 10%.

It lowers the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s

Drinking coffee for a long period of time can help prevent the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that people who drink coffee have a lower risk of 65% of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Coffee makes you feel happier

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Coffee can help you to overcome the risk of depression and enhance your mood when you feel down. Studies have supported this. In one, women who took 4 cups of coffee or more each day stood a lower risk of about 20% of getting depression. In a second study, people who drank 4 cups of coffee or more each day had a lower probability to commit suicide.

Coffee helps lessen pain

If you drink coffee every day, you can have a higher pain endurance than a person who does not. This has been proven in studies with one showing that people who drank coffee only experienced pain intensity level of 41 while those who never drank coffee had pain intensity levels of 55.  

Caffeine has many effects on the central nervous system because it blocks the pain signal processing in the brain. This increases the effectiveness of the natural painkilling mechanism of the body.