I couldn’t believe what I was reading!
A 36-year-old man died from drinking too much COFFEE!!! (shorturl.at/wxy39)
Wow, that was some effort. To put this into context, the lethal dose of caffeine is around 10 grams.
A cup of coffee has around 100 to 200 milligrams of caffeine. An energy drink contains anywhere from 50 to 300 mg of caffeine. This means he would have had to consume 30 cans of red bull one after the other. Despite the fact that your body would make you vomit, it’s a mystery how he even got that much in!
Back into the real world, most of us enjoy a coffee or six to keep us going during the day.
The fact is that moderate caffeine intake has benefits. Too much coffee and you can suffer from headaches, anxiety and lethargy, not what you need when you’re going into a big board meeting.
But for those of you out there that are happy to consume a normal amount – here are our top three benefits to drinking your morning cup of coffee.
1) Focus and Energy ????
In the brain, caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine.When this happens, the number of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons. Many controlled studies in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function — including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general mental function (7, 8, 9).
2) Can help you burn fat ????
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning.Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11%. Other studies indicate that caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people
3) Improve physical performance ????️♀️
Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, signalling fat cells to break down body fat. But it also increases epinephrine (adrenaline) levels in your blood. This is the fight-or-flight hormone, which prepares your body for intense physical exertion. Caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel. Given these effects, it’s unsurprising that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average. Get a double espresso down you 15 minutes before you train to reap the rewards
Cameron, Tony, and the TRUTH team