I’m a coffee addict! It all started in grad school and I have never been able to defuse my need for the smell taste and adrenaline rush it gives me. But is it all a lie? Some research shows that coffee doesn’t provide you with the caffeine high as once assumed. If that’s true, then is it all in our heads? Does our mind make us coffee-drinkers believe the hype? So how does caffeine work anyway? Always one to crave information, I turned to Google for some answers and guess what I discovered!
1. Although caffeine works by changing the chemistry of the brain and blocks the action of a natural brain chemical that is associated with sleep, studies suggest you can get the same burst of energy from a 20-minute catnap.
2. Drinking coffee is more acceptable than a nap at your desk during lunch hour.
3. Caffeine may help to sharpen the mind but it’s only temporary.
4. You cannot be addicted to coffee. Like the terms “shopping addiction,” the craving for coffee, usually comes from daily routine more so than a serious addiction.
The myths go on and on about the unfiltered caffeine in coffee. With all the studies, no one really knows the affects of java on the mind or body. All we can do is sit back, sip and enjoy…
For more on the coffee misconceptions, view this article/clip from MSN: