Coffee Is Good For U
Feb 3rd, 2010
Feel guilty about loading up on coffee?
Don't feel bad -- here's why it's actually good for you!
It helps you shed pounds
Research from Harvard shows people who drank more metabolism-firing caffeine gained less weight over 12 years than those who cut back on the coffee.
It helps you work out
Physiologists agree that downing coffee and toast between back-to-back workouts can keep your workout going better than a caffeinated beverage.
It helps you wake up refreshed
According to the Sleep Research Center, caffeine takes about half an hour to kick in, so drinking a cup of coffee immediately before taking a 15-30 minute nap will leave you more alert and rested after waking up.
It helps you get want you want
Dealing with a difficult person? Discuss a tough topic over a cup of joe. Researchers say it hones cognitive function, causing skeptics to be more receptive to a convincing case, thus making people more open to persuasion.
It improves recall!
Caffeine has been proven to perk up your short-term memory. One cup of coffee may be all it takes; drink it before a big meeting to be your sharpest.