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3 Reasons Coffee is the Best Bang-for-buck Workout Supplement

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How much do you think a workout supplement that allows you to instantly improve your workouts and maximize your gains would cost? Well, don’t pull out your wallet just yet because you probably already have it at home. It’s called coffee, and believe it or not, it can help you build more muscle, burn more fat and even fight off several life-threatening diseases. How’s that for a workout supplement?

Coffee improves the quality of your workouts

There’s actual scientific evidence that backs up the claim that the caffeine in coffee helps people feel more energized, and, of course, the more energized you are, the harder you can train, which would ultimately result in increased fat loss and muscle gain. Keep in mind, however, that coffee, and practically any other supplement, will never be able to make up for a bad diet or poor training habits, so be sure to follow a sensible eating and workout program as well and always practice proper form when exercising.

Black coffee contains close to zero calories

Unlike many traditional flavored workout supplements, a cup of black coffee supercharges your workouts without unnecessarily adding an exorbitant number of calories into your diet. In fact, one cup of black coffee contains less than 5 calories and zero fat. But this in no way means that you should always drink your coffee black. If you want to bulk up, you should be taking in a small surplus of calories anyway, so you should be able to get away with indulging in a delicious cup of homemade mocha or maybe even some frappe from time to time. And even if you are not bulking up, the occasional cheat meal should be perfectly fine.

Coffee packs a host of health benefits

The results of numerous scientific studies all point to one thing: that coffee may help prevent diseases like diabetes, Parkinson’s and even certain types of cancer. That’s right. Aside from helping you get fit, coffee may also help you live a long, healthy life. Be sure to not overdo it, however. According to these studies, the sweet spot lies somewhere around three cups a day. Any more may cause you problems like sleeplessness, dehydration and a constantly elevated heart rate.

So drink up!

Instead of spending a lot of money on all sorts of energy driks and energy supplements, why not start with something that you probably already have at home. It is way cheaper, it does not unnecessarily add extra calories to your diet - as long as you drink it black and unsweetened - and it is known to pack a lot of health benefits. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? And it's delicious too!

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