Coffee and Weight Loss

Coffee and Weight Loss

A lot of people drink coffee because it gives them more energy. They also think it helps take the weight off, but according to a report from the Mayo Clinic, drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages won’t do you any good in reference to losing weight and keeping it off. Here’s the nitty-gritty directly from the experts at Mayo. Caffeine acts as a diuretic. It causes the body to temporarily retain less water, but there is nothing to suggest that these effects are permanent and the stimulant does nothing to reduce body fat. After this, the fact that drinking coffee actually puts more strain on the heart of people exercising, you quickly realize it doesn’t help with weight loss. The bottom line is if you want to drink coffee, do so in moderation, but definitely don’t do it to count on these so-called benefits to lose weight. It’s not going to help you lose weight. It’s not going to have that big of an effect.

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Caffeine In Moderation Is Okay

Caffeine In Moderation Is Okay

Is caffeine good for you? The answer is quite simple. In moderation, there doesn’t appear to be any problems with caffeine. It’s like anything else. When you overdo it, when you have too much caffeine or too much of a stimulant, it can affect your mood, it can cause headaches as a result of rebound, and it can also cause some systemic problems that researchers are looking at more and more. But, again, in moderation, coffee is fine, tea is fine, sodas are fine. You just have to be careful. Physicians do worry about a lot of these stimulant products such as 5-Hour Energy drinks and other ones because you have to very careful about those sudden boosts.

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Caffeine Content in Energy Drinks

Caffeine Content in Energy Drinks

Johns Hopkins doctors want warning labels on caffeinated energy drinks. The scientists who study energy drinks say the beverages should have these labels displaying the caffeine content and warnings about possible health risks from too much caffeine. Some of the energy drinks contain as much as 14 cans of Coke. A regular 12 oz can has 35 mg of caffeine and a cup of coffee has between 80 and 150 mg. Energy drinks contain up to 500 mg of caffeine.

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