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Myths About Coffee, Truth of Fiction?

BRANDON, Miss. - March 28, 2018 - eTradeWire -- Myths About Coffee
#1 Coffee Isn't Good for You

This Myth has recently been debunked. Coffee, consumed in moderation (2 to 3 cups daily), is a safe part of a healthy diet and contributes antioxidant phytochemicals. Here's something else, a review of 13 studies found that people who drank caffeinated coffee, but not decaf, had a 30 percent lower risk of Parkinson's disease. And yet another review found that compared with non-coffee drinkers, people who drank four to six cups of coffee a day, with or without caffeine, had a 28 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes even some cancers.
Coffee starts to accumulate calories when you add like cream, sugar, and flavored syrups. So, what about energy you feel when you drink your morning cup? Coffee is the Perfect Alternative to your super sugary and all too caffeinated Energy Drinks. Caffeine, used in moderation, might just see your workouts hit another level. Probably the most important positive effects of caffeine are its ability to Enhance mood, Enhance mental performance and Enhance physical performance. And then all of you sleep-deprived people depend on caffeine to help you make it through the day. Guess what, caffeine improves your alertness and reaction time. A cup of coffee before your morning commute just might save your life.
#2 Your afternoon cup will cause insomnia
Caffeine is a stimulant. However, the caffeine you consume in your post-lunch cup of is processed through the liver at lightning speed and nearly all of it (roughly 75 percent) is flushed out of your body within four to seven hours. So, if you drink your second cup at 3 p.m., it's completely gone by bedtime. drug.

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Positive Effects:
Caffeine is considered a moderately effective alerting agent. It can have a positive effect on your reaction times, mood and mental performance. A normal dose of caffeine is about 50 mg to 200 mg. Caffeine works best when you take it on an intermittent, off-and-on basis. Higher doses can have much more potent effects. A dose of 500 mg or 600 mg of caffeine can affect you much like a low dose of an amphetamine. When you consume caffeine daily, it is less effective as a stimulant. Your body builds up a tolerance to it.
Negative Effects:
Caffeine can have a definite effect on your sleep. The most obvious is that it can make it hard for you to fall asleep. The effects of caffeine can occur even when you consume it earlier in the afternoon or evening. One study found that consuming caffeine 6 hours before bedtime reduced total sleep time by 1 hour. One study also found that caffeine can delay the timing of your body clock. Caffeine also can reduce the amount of deep sleep that you enjoy.
  At high doses, caffeine can produce these common side effects including: Diarrhea, Sweating, Nausea, Increased heart rate, Increased breathing rate and Muscle tremors.
#3 Coffee helps you lose weight
Not exactly. The stimulating effects of caffeine can ever so slightly, increase your metabolism, but not enough to make a dent in your diet, especially in terms of long-term weight loss. You are going to need to hit the treadmill if you really want to see results. Caffeine may reduce your desire to eat for a brief time, but there's not enough evidence to show that long-term consumption of coffee aids in weight loss. Although, studies have shown that consuming coffee before a workout can improve your performance and that in itself will help you lose weight. Yes, there are some cons, but not many though. Caffeine cannot directly help with weight loss. (Got to hit the gym.)

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#4 Coffee stunts your growth
This myth has been around forever and is the sole reason why my mother thinks she hovers above five feet tall. However, there was a belief that coffee does stunt your growth and it's unclear how this myth got started, but there's no scientific evidence supporting it. Those old wives' tales sure do linger.
#5 Pregnant women shouldn't drink coffee
Caffeine won't harm a fetus; however, it is advised that women should limit their caffeine intake to only 200 milligrams—about one cup of coffee per day. Caffeine can pass through the placenta and reach the baby, but there are no concrete studies saying it's harmful. But better safe, right?
#6 Coffee Will Dehydrate You
Coffee is made of water and water hydrates. Right? Yes! Caffeine is a mild diuretic, but, the causation of dehydration is mostly offset by the water in your coffee. Caffeine can make you need to urinate. However, the fluid you consume in caffeinated beverages tends to offset the effects of fluid loss when you urinate. The bottom line is that although caffeine does act as a mild diuretic, studies show drinking caffeinated drinks in moderation doesn't actually cause dehydration.
#7 Coffee Is Addictive
Well, this one has some truth to it, depending on what you mean by "addictive." Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system and regular use of caffeine does cause mild physical dependence. But caffeine doesn't threaten your physical, social, or economic health the way addictive drugs do. (Although after seeing your monthly spending at the coffee shop, you might disagree!)
Summary
Although caffeine has both positive and negative attributes, it can be very effective for improving your concentration, alertness and energy.
So, rest assured, Coffee will not cause you to have an early death. The Pros far out weigh the Cons on this subject. Next time you pass a coffee shop, stop and go right in an enjoy the flavors of a good old fashion cup of: Joe, Dirt, Mud, Java, Brew, Cuppa, Go Juice or Jitter Juice. Whatever you call it, it is still COFFEE!

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Source: L&L Health Associates

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