All You Should Know About the Best Drink in the World: Coffee!

We debunk here all the false assumptions about this delicious brew

Many stories revolve around coffee and its effects on the body. Some of them true, others false. Many different opinions, on the one hand, there are those of coffee lovers, who defend it above all things, on the other, non-lovers only find fault with their consumption.

The World Health Organization (WHO) denies that coffee is an addictive drink. A person who drinks coffee daily keeps track of the quantities consumed. Also, although a person accustomed to drinking coffee every day has certain withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking it, the headache and fatigue will disappear within 48 hours of having stopped drinking it. So it cannot be recognized as an addictive substance.

Does coffee dehydrate?

Lawrence Armstrong, professors at the University of Connecticut, conducted a study on coffee and dehydration. The results he obtained dismantled a great myth: coffee does not dehydrate. Also, water is one of the main ingredients of coffee.

Does coffee cause diseases?

On the contrary, it has been scientifically proven that coffee prevents some types of cancer, diabetes, dementia, and depression

Does coffee make you fat?

If you drink coffee in moderation (2 or 3 cups a day) coffee will not make you fat. The calories it provides depend on how we take it. It is not the same to drink a coffee alone with a tablespoon of sugar than a coffee cup with whole milk and two tablespoons of sugar. Besides, it has been scientifically proven that coffee contains a substance (thermogenic) that helps activate the metabolism and reduces appetite.

Does coffee make you sober?

After drinking alcohol, the first hour, people tend to be more alert. On the other hand, over time, alcohol increases drowsiness. That is why it is believed that coffee makes you sober. On the contrary, coffee may reduce this fatigue caused by alcohol, but it does not eliminate drunkenness.

Is Will having a cup of coffee after lunch cause insomnia at night?

It is not true. A cup of coffee contains an amount of caffeine that the body eliminates an average of 5 to 7 hours, so we should not suffer from its effects at bedtime. It is best to drink coffee during or after breakfast.

Where do we find a higher concentration of caffeine: in Espresso or American coffee?

Although it is hard to believe, American coffee contains a higher dose of caffeine than Espresso coffee, because it leaks longer, so its caffeine content is higher. However, an Espresso always feels better to our stomach.

What coffee contains more caffeine?

The highest concentration of caffeine is found in medium and light roasted coffee.

If I drink a lot of coffee, does my tension rise?

Intake of coffee produces a slight increase in blood pressure, but that does not mean that you are at risk of hypertension if consumption is moderate.

Does coffee create dependency?

Some studies state that when the habitual consumer of several cups of coffee stops ingesting them, his body may feel fatigued, headache or anxiety. However, these symptoms will disappear within a few days.

Is drinking coffee harmful to my digestive system?

No, the opposite is true: the caffeine in coffee stimulates gastric secretion, which helps in proper digestion.

Is coffee prohibited during pregnancy?

Although a pregnant woman has to maintain a healthy diet, she can enjoy about 200 milligrams of caffeine, or a cup of coffee of 350 milliliters a day, without fear for the health of the fetus, according to the scientists of the American College of Obstetricians and gynecologists. However, excessive coffee consumption could lead to premature birth or miscarriage.

Is coffee good for the heart?

Studies show that this delicious drink is beneficial for our cardiovascular system. According to a study carried out in 2017 by an international team of biologists and doctors, consuming between three and four cups of coffee a day, minimizes by 41% the risk of suffering a myocardial infarction, also improves the state of blood vessels. Caffeine is an effective stimulant since it is capable of increasing muscle work capacity, as well as accelerating heart rate and fat consumption.

We have realized that coffee consumption produces benefits for our body, as long as it is not consumed in excess. Let’s enjoy its benefits by consuming it in moderation.

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SOURCEEdixon Colmenarez
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