Why caf­feine is so darn good and how to get it

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

MANY have a re­la­tion­ship with caf­feine bor­der­ing on ob­ses­sive, but why do we love it so much, why is it so ad­dic­tive and what is it do­ing to our bod­ies?

With cof­fee con­sump­tion dou­bling in Aus­tralia in the past 30 years to about 2.4kg per per­son per year, it’s about time we learnt a lit­tle more about our dear love, caf­feine.

The Aus­tralian Al­co­hol and Drug Foun­da­tion de­fines caf­feine as a nat­u­rally-oc­cur­ring stim­u­lant drug which speeds up the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the brain and the ner­vous sys­tems, which is why peo­ple as­so­ciate its con­sump­tion with a ‘buzz’ or height­ened en­ergy.

As with any drug, this buzz can be ad­dic­tive when your body be­gins to rely on or crave it, but con­sumed in mod­er­a­tion, our favourite caf­feinated bev­er­age cof­fee, is said to be good for you.

Packed with an­tiox­i­dants and vi­ta­mins, some stud­ies also show cof­fee drinkers have a lower risk of sev­eral se­ri­ous dis­eases like di­a­betes and liver dis­ease than non-cof­fee drinkers. More pos­i­tives in­clude its abil­ity to speed up your me­tab­o­lism and in­crease con­cen­tra­tion lev­els.

Get a Ne­spresso Inis­sia cof­fee ma­chine with your 12-month dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion and week­end pa­per de­liv­ery for just $299 un­til Oc­to­ber 13.

That also in­cludes un­re­stricted ac­cess to the Courier Mail+/Daily Tele­graph+ news sites and all the perks that come with it in­clud­ing a foxs­ports.com.au mem­ber­ship – a to­tal value of $525!

Head on­line now to get this great deal . Go to www.gympi­etimes.com.au/ cof­fee or phone 1300 361 604.

Why do we love this stuff so much? PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

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