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Number Three Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

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Number Three Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

This is number 3 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series. 3. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat (13, 14). But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood (15, 16). This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel (17, 18). Given these effects, it...

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