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6 common myths about coffee you need to stop believing

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When it comes to beverages, people across the globe get divided into two types.

One set of people love their morning tea and cannot compromise it for anything, while another set of people cannot do without their morning coffee.

Both these beverages are high in caffeine, but when it comes to coffee, many people have some preconceived notions about coffee and it’s side effects.

Some people say that consuming coffee can keep you awake all day long, but that’s not entirely true.

If you are someone who has heard multiple things about coffee, then here are some myths that you should stop believing immediately:

1. Coffee helps you with weight loss

No, that’s not how it works. Consuming coffee gives a slight push to your metabolism, but not to an extent where it will help you achieve your weight loss goals. Caffeine may reduce your desire to eat for a brief time, but there’s not enough research to prove that long-term consumption aids weight loss.

2. Coffee will cure hangover

It’s a famous saying that one cup of coffee can do wonders for a hangover, but that’s not true. It might make you feel less groggy, but won’t cure your hangover completely. It makes you more alert but does not reverse the negative cognitive impact of alcohol.

3. Coffee is addictive

Well, that’s the case with tea too, but that’s not how things work. Caffeine, stimulates the central nervous system, which causes a slight dependence. However, the withdrawal effects last only a day or two, and post that, you can quit or live without coffee if you want to.

4. Dark roast is strong coffee

In fact, it works the opposite way. Roasting burns off the caffeine and gives you more of an acidic taste. So have your coffee the way you like it and not because someone tells you how to drink coffee.

5. Coffee causes heart disease

Anything in moderation and limit can never cause any harm to your system unless you are allergic to it. When it comes to coffee, consuming moderate cups of coffee isn’t going to harm you. If you have high blood pressure, you could experience a short rise in heart rate, but there is no link to caffeine and high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease.

6. Coffee post-lunch will cause insomnia

Caffeine is a stimulant, but consuming it post-lunch won’t disturb your sleep cycle. Since a post-lunch cup of is processed through the liver at a reasonably fast clip, and nearly all of it flushed out of your body within four to seven hours.

So, we are saying enjoy that cup of coffee, while you sip on all these myths with the next cup.

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