There’s a lot of information out there about coffee, and it’s hard to know what to believe. Read on as we sort out fact from fiction in these coffee myths and facts.
The caffeine in coffee blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine. This allows the release of norepinephrine and dopamine which enhances the firing of the brain’s neurons. This has been shown to improve many aspects of the brain’s working including memory, mood, attention levels, reaction times and overall mental functioning. While a cup of coffee alone won’t help you pass a history test, a cup right before the test can help you to remember what you learned and give you the energy and patience to get an A!
We aren’t sure where this myth came from, but don’t believe the hype. Drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages has no effect on a person’s growth. While it’s probably not the best choice to give a child a bunch of caffeine, it will have no effect on their overall growth and development.
That’s right. As gross as it sounds, Black Ivory Coffee, made from elephant dung, costs more than $500 a pound. To make this questionable beverage, elephants in Thailand eat coffee cherries. From there, the elephants’ digestive enzymes somehow transform the compounds in the beans. Shockingly, this is not the first coffee in history made from poop.
Studies show that caffeine has been found to increase a person’s metabolic rate by as much as 11%, and improve performance when exercising or playing sports. Other reports show that moderate coffee intake helps burn fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and by 29% in those with lower body fat levels. However, experts also say that caffeine alone isn’t enough to make a noticeable difference on its own without diet and exercise.
The amount of caffeine in a cup of Joe varies greatly! Check out this information about how much caffeine is in different restaurant chain coffee. Then, plan your day accordingly. What can we say- there are some days that just might call for a cup of Deathwish Coffee!
While caffeine has a mild diuretic effect, the fluids in coffee are likely enough to offset any effect you feel.
If you’re searching for a safe and natural mood enhancer, it doesn’t get much better than coffee. When you drink a cup of coffee, the caffeine affects the central nervous system by stimulating your brain and major nerves. This then leads to enhanced cognitive functioning. The caffeine decreases mental fatigue, improves your concentration and enhances your alertness. All of that increases your motivation and helps to prepare your for the day or task ahead.
There may be a lot of coffee myths and facts out there, but one thing you can be certain of is that Coffee Mill delivers only the best coffee to your workplace! Get in touch today and find out how we can help you provide delicious beverages and snacks for your employees!