High Octane Java is Grounds For Da-Force. Article by Robert Cohen


"It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people
who have a genuine medical need for coffee to
wait in line behind people who apparently view
it as some kind of recreational activity."
- Dave Barry

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Forty years ago, I took a three-credit college
psychopharmacology class which I credit with
providing me much of the knowledge that I possess
regarding licit and illicit drugs. According to
what I have learned about that group of chemicals
called methylxanthines (caffeine-like drinks
which include coffee=caffeine, tea=theophylline,
and cocoa=theobromine) - - -

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- - - the consumption of such stimulating beverages
has been of great controversy for the past seven
hundred or so years. I was surprised to learn that
when coffee was first introduced into Egypt during
the 12th century, possession of same was punishable
by death. Similar methylxanthines in cacao enabled
Aztec and Inca warriors to stay up throughout long
16th century nights battling Spanish conquistadors.

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Fast-forward to our time, and coffee lovers (which
include endurance athletes) claim (based upon peer-
reviewed scientific literature) that caffeine
consumption in the form of coffee, tea, or chocolate
improves fat burn and energy levels, reaction time
and intelligence, reduces pain, depression, and
lowers stroke risk, and accomplishes all of the
above because such drinks are loaded with vitamins,
minerals, and antioxidants.

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Coincidental to today's column; I recently read
a book by one of my favorite authors, Matt
Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is the author of an
incredible book which tops my recommended reading
list, Iron War, which explains the psyche of
those men and women who spend years of training
in order to one day swim 2.4 miles, bike 112
miles, and run a 26.2 mile marathon in less
than 17 hours and then be called an Ironman.

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Fitzpatrick, a runner and licensed nutritionist,
also wrote a book recommending foods and liquids
that are best consumed while training for and
participating in endurance events. The book:
New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition.

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In that book, Fitzpatrick endorses both pre-training
workout and pre-race cups of coffee, while supporting
such advice by offering research similar to that
stated above.

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On a recent trip to Lake Placid, New York, I attended
a triathlon exposition before the famous Ironman Race.
One of the exhibitors was giving away samples of his
unique coffee blends which were designed for endurance
athletes who participated in marathons and triathlons.
I was intrigued, and took home sample packages of
various blends which included Costa Rican Tarrazu,
Colombian, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, and an
appropriately named brand, Jamaican Me Crazy.

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I met the owner of that coffee company, John Waldon.
Waldon possessed a unique concept that targets
Ironmen athletes. His coffee blends include
non-GMO dried yeast (containing Vitamin B-12),
Thiamine (Vitamin B-1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2),
Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin B-6, and Folic Acid.

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What could be better than coffee with added nutrition?

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I found out the answer to that question after brewing
a pot of each beverage after returning home. One
after the other, the coffees were some of the finest
I ever tasted.

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Maybe it's the name, but my favorite was the
Jamaican Me Crazy brew. I did not sense the
presence of ganja, but who knows? Experts
say that long distance running triggers the
internal release of endorphins...

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To reach John Waldon:

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John@alphamindcoffee.com
315-720-3327

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To order the same coffees which many endurance athletes
enjoy and swear by:

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http://www.alphamindcoffee.com

 

 

Article by: Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com
http://www.Twitter.com/TheRealNotmilk


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