Coffee and the caffeine are probably the most talked about drinks and anti-sleep remedies. Black coffee has gone in and out of health favor over the last few decades. Lucky for you, now coffee is considered a health benefit, within reason like anything else.
BENIFITS OF COFFEE
1. Faster Muscle Recovery
Studies show that taking caffeine, combined with carbohydrates, after exercise leads to post exercise muscle repair (replenishing muscle glycogen), which also leads to less muscle fatigue/pain. Of course, it is also very important to hydrate appropriately and efficiently.
2. Boosts Memory Capacity
“According to a new study in Japan, scientists found out that just as muscle cells are stimulated by caffeine, brain cells in the hippocampus are stimulated to increase calcium concentration. This improves the cells signal flow, which improves memory.”*
3. Improves Stamina
Caffeine does increases stamina during exercise, mainly from making your body and brain be in an “awake, more aware” state.
4. Makes You Feel Like a Lot of Bucks
Caffeine has shown to ease depression by increasing dopamine (neurotransmitter that plays several important roles) in the brain. Dosing yourself however does not substitute for therapy and other medication; so talk to your doc.