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Myths and Unknown Facts About Coffee

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Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to its caffeine content.  It is one of the most popular drinks in the world.

Myths related to coffee:

  1. Coffee will dehydrate you:

 It is the most popular myth that we may have come across at some point in our lives. High intake of caffeine causes dehydration, leading people to think that coffee causes dehydration.

2.  Coffee helps in losing weight:

There’s no doubt that coffee boosts metabolism, helping you eat less but is not a long term weight loss method.

3. Pregnant women must avoid coffee:

Most of us have heard that if you are expecting a child, do not drink coffee. A pregnant woman can drink coffee but in limited proportions. For this, consult a doctor for the intake of caffeine.

4. People with heart disease shouldn’t drink coffee:

Too much coffee increases your blood pressure which in turn increases heart rate and worsens the prevailing heart problems. However, moderate consumption of coffee doesn’t harm a person with heart problems. Do not forget to consult your doctor about the same.

Unknown facts about Coffee :

i. Lowers the risk of stroke:

As per several studies, if coffee is consumed in healthy proportions, it reduces the chances of strokes and other heart problems.

ii. Coffee makes you feel energetic:

A cup of coffee increases your metabolism, making your mind and body energetic.

iii. Coffee is a good source of antioxidants :

Coffee is packed with a lot of antioxidants which help in the prevention of several diseases.

iv. Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s Disease:

It is learnt from different studies that caffeine reduces the risk of Parkinson’s Disease by 30%.

v. Coffee helps you to focus:

Coffee helps the brain in making more dopamine, which in turn boosts the concentration levels.

 

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