Post 2: Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

Of course it is.

There I said it and so does Real Age.com.

For those of you in a hurry or don’t like my writing style, the bullet points are.

  • 1 cup . . . may lower your risk of cancer.
  • 2 cups . . . may fend off strokes
  • 3 cups . . . may safeguard your neurons.
  • RealAge Benefit: Enjoying coffee if you like it — and it likes you — can make your RealAge 0.3 years younger.

Ah, I am enjoying a cup now as I write this. I even feel .3 years younger!

There seem to be a certain number of villainous foods such as eggs, coffee, red meat and alcohol that are relentlessly attacked in the media. Scientists and pseudo-scientists seems to locked into their own war on terror on these foods.

Why does this hatred run run so deep? Who is behind this war? The tea taliban? The soy communistas?

Remember this, The news will gladly pick up on any food story with bold headlines because  it is their mission to keep everyone anxious and stressed. In the news business bad news is good news.

Ever see the movie, “What about Bob”? Bill Murray has one of the best lines ever in that movie.
“There are 2 kinds of people in this world. Those that love Neil Diamond and those who don’t.”
Same applies to coffee. Most Americans get up and enjoy a cup or too and that really seems to annoy the other side. It is almost as if they can’t stand to see us being happy in the morning.

Think about this. All these foods that are good for you one day and bad for you the next are the staple foods of our civilization. Now I am not a coffee historian but I do know that consumption of eggs and meat (protein) led to us evolving in higher path than our other ape ancestors.

Eat soy if you want, I like meat and I love my coffee.

Anyway, in terms of M Factor Fitness and for those who read this for knowledge, consider this.

  • Coffee is a natural product of the earth.
  • It is very low in calories unless you add a lot of sugar and cream to it.
  • It has a nice dose of caffeine.
  • It contains a large amount of antioxidants (Polyphenols)
  • It is also an ergogenic aid, so drinking a cup before your workout will enhance your strength and stamina.
Now some of us aren’t content with the regular cup of coffee. For those of you that want to make  a good thing better I have two words for you.
What if you took a good cup of organic coffee and turbocharged it? What if you took the polyphenols and antioxidants in the coffee and added mct ( medium chain triglycerides ) for energy and fat burning along with a healthy dose of Omega 3 fats?
Well you can and I do. Take your morning beverage and turn it into a meal. This has been my preferred breakfast for the past three months and I have noticed a big change in my morning energy levels. You will also drop bodyfat without trying and your cholesterol levels will improve dramatically. Not bad for a cup of coffee.
How do you do it?  Pretty simple recipe, go to the bulletproof lifestyle for more complex recipes. This is how I do it.
Brew the coffee, throw it in a blender, add the butter and oil and blend. Pour into a cup and enjoy.
That is all you need. You may have to adjust the amount of oil and butter to taste but you should come out with a creamy coffee drink that will fuel you throughout the morning.

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Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |