Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:19 April 2018 

Is there anything better than waking up to a hot cup of coffee? ....well maybe we can think of a couple of (sexy naked) things.... however, your morning coffee has just got a lot better for you.

In the past, your GP may have advised you to hold back on the caffeine if you have an abnormal heartbeat, but recent research has shown that coffee (or tea) is safe and can even reduce the frequency of arrhythmias.

A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine and that not only gets you out of bed, but the stimulant also fires up your central nervous system. Once in your body, caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a chemical that can facilitate Atrial fibrillation.

The best news is for you coffee addicts that drink up to six cups a day (570mg of caffeine) this isn't going to course a problem and did not increase the severity or rate of ventricular arrhythmias.

However with there large concentrations of caffeine (between 160-500 mg per can) and not to mention there excessive amounts of sugar, researchers advised that energy drinks should be avoided for people with pre-existing structural heart disease. 

And just before you start smashing out multiple flat whites, a small milk coffee has about 120 calories per cup which is nearly equivalent to a single snack on the Man Shake diet. Remember it's all about moderation and calories in, the better option is a black coffee as it only has two tiny calories per serve.

Have you tried the Coffee flavoured Man Shake? With 80mgs of real coffee caffeine per serve, this is one fantastic five-star health rated meal replacement!

You can read the full report here, and if you have more questions talk to your local GP.