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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.
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 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 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.
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.
The main biologically active ingredients in coffee are caffeine (a stimulant) and a suite of antioxidants.The stimulant properties of caffeine mean that you can count on a cup of coffee to wake you up. In fact, coffee, or at least the caffeine it contains, is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world. It seems to work as a stimulant, at least in part, by blocking adenosine, which promotes sleep, from binding to its receptor.
Coffee was once believed to be a possible carcinogen. However, the evidence is consistent that coffee in moderation is associated with a lower risk of mortality.
Research found moderate coffee drinkers had less cardiovascular disease and premature death from heart attacks and stroke. They are less likely to suffer from Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease and liver conditions. However, research into coffee’s impact on health is ongoing and most of the work in this field is observational.
Many of the nutrients in coffee beans make their way into the finished brewed coffee.
A single cup of coffee contains:
Though this may not seem like a big deal, most people enjoy several cups per day — allowing these amounts to quickly add up.
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