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Studies Suggest More People Should Skip Their Morning Cup of Joe and Consider Going for a Brisk Run

Scientist have gathered new data that may link coffee consumption to osteoporosis. Coffee wasn’t the only culprit. Colas, but not other sodas, was said to have some effects on women’s bone density. Some assumptions are that colas contain phosphoric acid unlike lemon-lime and ginger ale soda’s. Caffeine intake could play a role but the study found no ill effects of black tea and women’s bone density. Black tea has around 47 mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup.

“Whether there is a causal relationship, and what the exact mechanism of that relationship is, is unclear,” Dr. Rosian says. “Several studies have shown those relationships, but the data overall are not entirely conclusive.

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The inconclusive data leaves a lot of assumptions to be had. Coffee companies have benefited from countless articles praising coffee, while taking all the benefits of caffeine for themselves.

The study didn’t take into account  Many women consider a peppermint latte mocha with an extra shot as coffee. But the truth is Coffee for many purposes is junk food. An iced peppermint white chocolate mocha is 400 calories. It contains 72 grams of carbs, 0 grams of protein and 9 grams of protein. Many of the carbs are from sugar.

Merriam-Webster has two available definitions for junk food:

  1.  food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content
  2. something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real value

According to an article in spinemd refined sugar displaces other nutrient-rich foods, which would optimize bone health. Eating excessive amounts of sugar can directly deplete our bodies of calcium. Increased absorption of sugar has been proven to increase the excretion of urinary calcium. urinary calcium. When calcium is no longer available for use in the body, it our body extracts it from the skeleton, which weakens our bone.

How a brisk run might be able to replace the high you get from coffee

I admit, there’s nothing like the high you get from a sugary cup of coffee to start the morning. It might be one of the reasons we can’t give up coffee and sweets. It’s no wonder why most of our favorite coffee shops have muffins and donuts on display.

Other than what has already been mentioned previously about the possible ill effects of coffee, there’s still benefits to consuming caffeine. How do we replace the benefits of caffeine without drinking it? Runner’s high is a researched backed brain response to running. Running has said to trigger endorphin that are triggered by physical discomfort.

Endorphins are chemicals that are engineered similarly to morphine. German scientist found that during two-hour long brain regions released endorphins. Even though the scientist have marked the running for two-hour duration, may include myself have figured out how to get the high in 10 to 15 minutes. High-intensity cardio or HITT cardio can give you the same feeling in less time.

My Favorite HITT Routine is A 10-minute Jump Rope Workout Performed by Zen Dude Fitness in the Video Below

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