People sometimes wonder if their caffeine intake is at an unhealthy level. Well we're here to set the record straight. Here's 4 things you didn't know about caffeine.
1. Caffeine Helps You Burn Fat!
There's certain chemicals in caffeine that help burn fat.
Studies have shown that caffeine helps to increase a persons metabolism from 3 to 10%! That means the natural chemical is helping your body break down all those fat cells on its own. Caffeine is one of the only naturally occurring elements that does this, so you might as well enjoy! However, everything in moderation. It's not recommended to consume more than 500 grams of caffeine a day, more than 4 cups of coffee.
2. Caffeine Helps You Perform Better When Working Out
Just like it boosts your metabolism!
Caffeine has been shown to increase the endurance of some runners and other athletes who consume coffee before working out. The chemical helps to increase adrenaline in your body, which ultimately helps you feel stronger when working out!
3. Caffeine is Actually a Crystal
Yep, but it's safe!
When scientist actually examine the molecules that make up caffeine under a microscope it's possible to tell the the substance is actually tiny, tiny crystals! The crystals are only 0.0016-inch and are responsible for giving you that edge you so badly crave!
4. Caffeine is Not Actually That Dehydrating
Despite what everyone tells you, caffeine is not as dehydrating as previously believed.
Coffee and caffeine have often been stigmatized as being a diuretic, but that's not actually true. Unless you are consuming large amounts of caffeine a day (more than 500 grams) then caffeine will not actually have a dehydrating affect on you.
These interesting fact about caffeine just go to show that the more you know, the better you feel. So go ahead and have one more espresso, the benefits are there!