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So why is this bad?
If you watch TV you have heard about the stress hormone cortisol and its effectsto our body. Well caffeine increases the release of cortisol due to the constantadrenaline activity, which means you may burn extra calories because your heartrate is up, but in the long run you body will store everything you eat as FAT.
Conservation mode is when your intelligent body says, we are stressed let‟s store
energy as fat just in case we don
‟t eat tomorrow, let‟s store the fat right at our gut
You could end up losing sleep over just one cup of coffee. Above I describedhow 1 cup of coffee has 100mg of caffeine and it kicks out the adenosine in yourbrain that relaxes you to sleep. The half life of caffeine is 6 hours, so by the endof the day you may have 10
20 mg of caffeine binding to adenosine receptorsthat are supposed to relax your mind and body at the end of the day. The caffeineis still bound to the receptors where adenosine is supposed to be causing you notto get sufficient REM sleep cycles in during the night. So a cup every day, ormore, by Friday will lead to far less deep, recuperative sleep and the cyclecontinues until you crash on Sunday afternoon or you get sick.3.
Your GI tract is greatly affected by coffee because coffee causes a release of gastrointestinal hormones which produce a laxative effect. Susceptible people
have „gastrocolonic response‟ of rectosigmoid motor activity, as soon as four
minutes after drinking coffee. Even modest doses of coffee can have this effect,whether or not the body is ready to dispose of the feces, resulting in loose stools.Studies show that decaffeinated coffee has a similar stimulant effect on the GItract proving that the laxative effect is not necessarily due to the caffeine but thecoffee.4.
Raises your blood pressure and increases your resting pulse. I am sure one of youreading this newsletter has high blood pressure, maybe you need some sleep, lesscoffee and your numbers will go down. I am sure you have heard of elite athleteswith super low heart rates because their cardiopulmonary system is so efficient, orfit. If coffee raises you pulse do you think that makes you more or less efficient.Less efficient tells your body that you are stressed, which increases cortisol andmore fat storage to your gut and butt, awesome.5.
Coffee interferes with iron absorption in your gut, even if you are taken an ironsupplement, which may lead to iron deficiency anemia in women and kids.6.
Studies indicate that the diterpene molecules cafestol and kahweol, found only incoffee beans, putatively raise levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL in humans.This increase in LDL levels is an indicator that coffee raises cholesterol.7.
Studies indicate that coffee and caffeinate drinks increase our appetite for sugaryfoods, which is the hardest thing to resist if you are trying to lose weight weight.Lose the coffee lose the weight.