Coffee, Cheers To You!
There are many reasons that coffee is America’s favorite beverage. In addition to tasting great, keeping you alert and boosting your mood, coffee can also help you shape up and stay fit.
For your body workout, a number of studies have shown how coffee can enhance physical performance. The research shows coffee may be especially useful for athletes engaged in sports like swimming, running or cycling. Many studies prove coffee boosts energy and helps people do what they do. Coffee may increase stamina, reduce fatigue and even lessen muscle pain.
For many people, experts say that a cup or two of coffee 30-60 minutes before a workout may do the trick. Coffee’s pain relieving effect on sore muscles keeps working after you exercise. Try this Power Lift Recipe.
The Power Lift
This coffee banana smoothie is a smart snack to have about an hour before your workout. Yogurt is a stellar source of calcium. The banana adds potassium, wheat germ kicks in extra vitamin E, and coffee contributes some vigor. All the way around, this is a healthy snack.
Makes 4 servings
1½ cups brewed coffee, cold or at room temperature
2 containers plain low-fat yogurt (6 oz) or 1 ½ cups
2 medium, ripe bananas — peeled and sliced
3-4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
(use more or less depending on the ripeness of the bananas)
Place all ingredients in a blender container. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute or until smooth. This makes enough for 4 glasses. Serve immediately. You may freeze 3 servings to enjoy another day.
This Cups For You!
Take some time out this week for you. Head to the spa and give them the opportunity to help you to tighten, tone and all while you relax. Breathe deep take in the aromatic scent of the coffee, and remember no matter how you take it. Coffee can do a body good…..when done in moderation. Listen to your body to see what is right for you. If necessary, discuss it with your Doctor.
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