To drink tea, coffee/espresso or not?
I believe the jury has reached a verdict... Coffee beans and other caffeine sources ARE good for you. Not unlike the back and forth "egg" debate, experts have claimed that coffee is bad for you. Then... No, no it’s good for you!
In my opinion the good outweighs the bad.
•Caffeine releases fatty acids into the blood stream, thus saving the all important glycogen to be used by muscles while running.
•It’s a known stimulant giving athletes a psychological bolster because caffeine helps workouts and races "feel" easier.
•Coffee has antioxidants that may fight free radicals caused by heavy exertion and exercising.
•Dosing can be tricky do to body weight and unique physiological interactions.
•Caffeine has been known to be very acidic and can cause gastrointestinal disruptions.
•Some people get a gittery or "on edge"which can feel disconcerting.
With the current information that we have about coffee/caffeine, we can say with some certainty that it’s not bad for you when used or ENJOYED responsibly, maybe even be GOOD for you. Bottoms up!