http://mramerica.fitproconnect.com/Image/bacolumn3160.jpg http://mramerica.fitproconnect.com/Image/bacolumn2160.jpg http://mramerica.fitproconnect.com/Image/bacolumn1160.jpg
Friend and Follow Me!
This Month In Diet
  • For the Good of Your Heart!
    You know junk food like processed meat, fried foods, sodium, and added sugars are bad for your heart, but what should you eat instead to keep your heart beating strong? Read on to find out. Read >>
  • Another Cup of Joe
    If you’re one of the millions who can’t imagine life without a cup or three each day, here’s some good news. You can drink those cups knowing that the caffeine and antioxidants are doing your mind and body a favor. Read >>
  • The Powder of Protein
    Are you looking to build muscle, lose weight, or go vegetarian? Then you may have considered using a protein powder supplement. Before you try to figure out which to buy, you need to know how they’re used, whether they’re necessary, and if they come with any risks. Read >>
  • Leave the Cookies for Santa
    Holiday weight gain doesn’t have to be inevitable. Take advantage of these simple ways to stay fit and trim while still enjoying the season. Read >>
Health and Fitness News

Another Cup of Joe

Six reasons to have a cup (or four) of coffee.

Coffee has had a rocky reputation over the years. Is it good for you or not? Thankfully for coffee drinkers the current consensus is that yes, coffee is good for you. While its high caffeine content may pose potential health risks for people with high blood pressure or may cause insomnia, nervousness, or heartburn in others, coffee is a perfectly healthy beverage for most people to consume every day.

If you’re one of the millions who can’t imagine life without a cup or three each day, here’s some good news. You can drink those cups knowing that the caffeine and antioxidants are doing your mind and body a favor.

Boosts Energy

The most well-known benefit of coffee is its ability to increase energy levels and improve concentration. This is why coffee is such a popular drink to have in the morning when you’re trying to wake up. Caffeine is a stimulant drug that’s absorbed into your blood, where it travels to your brain and increases the number of neurons that are fired. When this happens, your energy increases, memory is enhanced, and you’re more alert and ready to face the day.

Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a major health crisis, but drinking coffee may help ward it off. The disease is marked by high blood sugar levels due to a lack of insulin or insulin resistance. Studies show that regular coffee drinkers have up to a 50-percent lower risk of developing diabetes. What is it about coffee that provides this effect? Inside each sip of joe are three compounds. These work to prevent the buildup of a harmful protein that increases your risk of diabetes.

Aids in Weight Loss

If you buy a fat-burning supplement, it likely contains caffeine. Why? Caffeine naturally burns fat by increasing your metabolic rate and therefore the number of calories you burn at rest. The faster your metabolism, the more weight you can lose and the more you can eat without gaining weight. Unfortunately, caffeine has less of an effect on weight for obese and older people. It’s also possible to develop tolerance to its weight-loss effects.

Protects from Mental Decline

Your risk of memory loss, confusion, and dementia increases as you age. Alzheimer’s disease is a top cause of dementia, for which there is no cure. However, you can protect your mental health and improve brain function by drinking coffee. Studies show that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 65 percent. This benefit of coffee isn’t attributed to caffeine, but to compounds produced from the roasting of coffee beans. These compounds inhibit certain proteins in the brain responsible for Alzheimer’s.

Supports a Healthy Liver

Your liver is a vital organ susceptible to diseases, many of which cause cirrhosis of the liver. Once cirrhosis sets in, the scar tissue it creates can’t be cured. Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day has been shown to protect the liver from cirrhosis by up to 80 percent. How? As your body digests caffeine, it produces paraxanthine, a chemical that slows the buildup of scar tissue.

Improves Mood

Can a drink fight depression and boost your mood? Coffee can! Millions face depression every day, but drinking coffee could help ward it off. One study found that drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could lower chances of depression by 20 percent. This may be due to coffee’s high antioxidant content, its ability to combat inflammation, and the way caffeine blocks chemicals in the brain that cause depression.

About Training with Mr. America
About my programs: Mr. America Jason Kozma's Personal Training is a triple threat of body shaping weight workouts, precision fat-loss cardio and holistic nutrition using regular foods. Using his system, you can radically upgrade your fitness, health appearance and self-confidence. Clients routinely shed 20 pounds of body fat in eight weeks or less, increase their strength and flexibility, and achieve extreme cardiovascular fitness.

Even if you've never had success losing fat or gaining muscle before, my individually tailored program will work for you! Call now at (310) 772-5105 and find out how quickly you can get in the best shape of your life!

Visit Jason's website at www.LApersonaltraining.com​ !