Get set for summer with caffeine

The summer’s in sight, and it’s the time of year we all start to think about summer clothes, getting in shape and losing a few of those post-winter pounds. Did you know, though, that you could already have one of the most powerful tools in your weight-loss arsenal in your kitchen cupboard?

Caffeine is proven to boost concentration and alertness, and has been linked with numerous other health benefits as well, from cancer prevention to the management of type 2 diabetes. Most of us drink at least two cups of caffeinated coffee a day.

Fitness gurus swear by caffeine as an aid to weight loss. According to some experts, caffeine and exercise are ideal partners and when used together right way can boost weight loss considerably.

According to professional surfer and crossfit trainer Matt Rodwell, an espresso half an hour before a crossfit session helps to boost alertness during the workout. It can also help maximise fat burning, causing your body to use fat cells to be used as a source of energy rather than glycogen.

The key, though, is in the type of coffee you drink. If you love latte and adore Americano, they’re unlikely to have the same benefits as milk is harder to digest and slows down your body’s ability to absorb the caffeine. In addition, milky drinks are much higher in calories, particularly if you add extras like sugar and chocolate sprinkles.

A plain, black espresso contains high caffeine levels, boosting your metabolism and helping you burn extra calories during your workout.

In addition, caffeine can help reduce muscle fatigue and increase antioxidant levels, boosting your immune system.

To browse our range of coffee beans, coffee machines and accessories – in fact, everything you need for your coffee business – take a look at our main website at www.rijo42.co.uk.

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