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Coffee helps Athletic Performance and Recovery

Kona Coffee for sale in upstate New York


   During our travels to the East Coast we saw many places that were selling Kona Coffee by the pound or by the unrefined, plantation, bag.

   Several studies suggest that drinking this “Black Gold” can help us dodge a stroke, certain cancers, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

   Why such a super drink you ask?  Scientist believe that the secret lies in the synergistic interaction between the powerful antioxidants and the caffeine in the coffee beans.  Several studies included in a 2008 report in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport have concluded that consuming caffeine before or during exercise helps us work harder and longer.

   Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant so it gives us runners a perception of using less effort during an endurance run.

   Is there a difference between using 100 percent Kona coffee or a blend from South America?  The difference only lies in ones taste buds and personal preference, as far as the benefits from drinking coffee go – caffeine is caffeine.


July 7, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment