Today while working out on the elliptical – Greg was watching one of the HUGE flat screen TVs they have at our club – and caught a doctor’s program. Subject: How drinking a couple cups of coffee before working out actually helps your workout – and decreases muscle pain. Well that was indeed good news for us – as so many people say caffeine is the enemy – or the Antichrist – or something like that. I never personally bought into any of this heresy and would staunchly defend my right to be a coffee lover and to drink it every day – even among all the doubters and “nay sayers” out there.
Caffeine is also an ingredient in Excederin Migraine – or any other serious prescription migraine medicine because of what it does to help reduce the blood flow to the brain stem – or some such thing. At least that’s what the doctor told me. When you have a migraine – ingest some caffeine and it really helps!
Now my friend Ron was pointing out to us the other day that while we are self proclaimed “coffee snobs” and like Starbucks french roast – that it IS NOT the bean with the most caffeine. It is the lighter roast bean that has the most – and better yet – something called “white coffee” apparently has 3 times the amount of caffeine!! Imagine that? I’ve never tried it – but it is said to be very mild and has no coffee taste at all. This is probably why I have not tried it – because to be perfectly honest – I drink coffee for the taste – which is why I like french roast. It’s not for what is does for me – but for how it tastes going down. And drinking white coffee would be to me…well…what would be the point?
I am happy to know this information however, and if I feel another migraine coming on – who cares about taste anyway? I’m lucky to just get a cup of coffee down! But that’s another story for another day – and if you look back far enough I believe I have a story or two about my migraine headaches complete with curling up in a fetal position and basically wanting to die. Add to that the vomitting and you have a REAL winner!
I’ve been “migraine free” for about a year now – and so I must be doing something right – and drinking that coffee doesn’t seem to be hurting me – so I will continue my “bad habit” and….have another cup!
Hope you have an awesome day – would you like to join me in a cup?