Coffee is better in group tasks

Coffee is better in group tasks

A recent study found that if you have coffee before a conversation, it will actually make you focus better and feel better about the people you are talking to.

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If you want to maximize the benefits of caffeine, you should have your first cup about four hours after you wake up.

You are naturally alert when you wake up because your cortisol levels are high. So drinking caffeine first thing is just going to make the drop even harder a few hours later.

According to studies, coffee drinkers have a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years (10 to 15%) than those who don't drink it regularly.

A 2014 study found that there was no evidence of dehydration with moderate daily coffee intake.

According to a study, caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 11% and only three hours after you consume it.

According to a French study, coffee can help you improve your memory. But the best way to reap the memory benefits is by drinking it without sugar or creamer.

A new study found that consumption of coffee (both regular and decaf) is associated with a lower risk of developing colon cancer.

Another study found that coffee can have some preventative qualities against type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, and coffee is its biggest dietary source. A cup of instant coffee containing one teaspoon of powder generally contains 30–90 mg of caffeine, while regular coffee contains 70–140 mg per cup.

Replacing sleep with caffeine

Caffeine works primarily by blocking the action of a chemical called adenosine, which slows down our neural activity, allowing us to relax, rest, and sleep.

By interfering with it, caffeine cuts the brake lines of the brain’s alertness system. Eventually, if we don’t allow our body to relax, the buzz turns to anxiety.

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