Why Black Coffee?

I am an avid fan of coffee. I prefer mine black. As it is. No sugar. No milk.

Most of the time, I’ll choose a Long Black over either an Americano, or Espresso. I do realize there will be more water content in the LB or Americano, but I guess that’s how I prefer it. Espresso can be pretty strong on the palate.

Black coffee has many benefits:

  1. Coffee has many antioxidants with protective benefits. Among the benefits are protection against inflammation, reduction of heart disease and Parkinson’s disease.
  2. Its caffeine content will help you get your heart rate up, especially before an exercise or training session. Just one cup folks. Avoid from going the extra mile on this one! A safe figure is between 200-300mg. A cup of 7oz coffee contains 85-135mg of caffeine.
  3. Caffeine also stimulates the central nervous system that raises the metabolic rate and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

For now, just sit back, enjoy your cuppa,  and read a good book!

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Posted on September 6, 2013, in Nutrition. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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