Grab that cup of Joe… Benefits of coffee

Hi ladies!

If you are anything like me, the first thing I make in the morning is my cup of coffee. di you know that coffee has many health benefits? I know there are many skeptics out there when it comes to coffee, due to the caffeine content, but actually making yourself a glass a day has some proven health benefits.

I know that caffeine to many is highly addictive, but I believe its because its being abused by taking horrible supplements that claim will make you lose weight, or taking caffeine in large doses. I’m NOT talking about that, because those supplements should be off the shelves. I’m talking about making a cup a morning, before your workout. I know that when I drink my cup before my workout, I seem to have a better workout , because I work out harder.

pexels-photo-54283Coffee is known to improve physical performance, because it can empower your energy levels . You feel less tired , and you have more energy. I’m not saying to go and drink 5 cups a day ( which I know some people that live on it), which I feel is a horrible habit. This in all elevates your mood, and energy.

Coffee also has many health benefits that doesn’t seem to be talked about a whole lot, and as I’m not a doctor, I have been trained in many health classes, that I have realized the benefits. Caffeine helps in the fat burning process. I’m sure you knew that due to all the crazy “fat burning” supplements that you see . It can boosts your metabolism by 3-11%.It can lower your risk of diabetes, by as much as 50%.

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Coffee also has many vitamins in it that is required by your body. It is packed with Riboflavin, Pantothenic acid, and niacin among a few. Don’t pass your coffee maker thinking that coffee is terrible, because it is NOT! You can also get caffeine from great teas also, which are very healthy. Try to alternate if possible. You will be doing your body good.

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Superfood: Blueberries

Blueberries have long been around for centuries as a wonderful fruit, with their gorgeous color, and the health benefits that they provide. Blueberries are really the ultimate superfood. They are low in calories, at 84 , for a cup, and super high in nutrients.

The antioxidant levels in blueberries are some  of the highest of any fruit. They are rich in fiber, which give you 4g in one cup, and high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. These vitamins are some of the most important vitamins our bodies need on a daily basis. pexels-photo-24119

There are some great ways to add blueberries to your daily diet, such as adding them into your green juice, or simply adding them to your oatmeal or yogurt. They add a wonderful taste, as well as adding protection to your health. Blueberries are super high in flavonoids, and are known to help in preventing free radical damage, and reducing inflammation in the body. These are two huge culprits that cause ailments to the body, such as cancer .

Blueberries help with reducing DNA damage, and oxidative stress. In a recent study, blueberries added to your diet daily was shown to lower blood pressure , and lower cholesterol, which both of these can cause heart disease.

They have been known as the superfood for a reason, due to its many benefits on the human body. They are super delicious in just about anything you add them to. One great way of using blueberries, is infusing them in your water. It will add a bit of sweetness to your water. Looking for some delicious recipes with blueberries? Check out pinterest!

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