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The Untold Myths about Coffee - You Need to Know!

Coffee | Myths | 05th November 2021 | Virtual Wire

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In our daily life, we drink coffee as an energy booster. But Americans are obsessed with coffee. 85% of Americans drink at least a cup of coffee every day.

The consumers of coffee are mostly college students; in fact, it is their best friend. According to the National coffee association, 50 %of coffee consumers in America are between 18 to 25, mostly college students. Being a coffee lover, you might think that you know every tidbit about coffee, but still, there are some myths about coffee you did not know. Let's discover the absolute truths behind these myths related to coffee.



The Discoverer of Coffee - A Goat

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You drink coffee almost every day, but did you ever think about how this fantastic drink was discovered? How did it come to you? You might think that some natives would have found it, but, No! The first mammals to taste it were not humans but goats.


According to the most famous legends, an Ethiopian herder, Kaldi, discovered that his goats become more energetic when they eat coffee beans. He reported this to local monks. The monks then submitted the query to the monastery, and then from there, it reached Arabia, which is the land of coffee. Almost in the mid-1600s, it got the USA.



The best time to drink coffee

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Most of us are habitual to drinking coffee in the morning, as it boosts our energy and gives us an energetic start. The caffeine in the coffee is responsible for a quick start. Caffeine increases the dopamine level. But according to recent studies, the best time to drink coffee is a bit late in the morning. Cortisol is a hormone in the human body that keeps us alert.


It is at its peak in the morning. That means you're naturally alert around 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. If you want to benefit most from coffee, you should drink it a bit late in the morning when the cortisol level decreases, and you need some energy boosters. The best time is between 9:30 to 11:30; when the cortisol levels fall, the coffee will make you alert again, and you can focus more on your work in this way.



Coffee as a source of antioxidants

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Antioxidants keep us healthy and help us fight different diseases. In addition to caffeine, coffee contains particular kinds of antioxidants that are not even fruits. It is a rich source of antioxidants. Now we cannot say that it can act as a substitute to the fruits. Both fruits and coffee have different types of antioxidants that are equally important to our bodies. So, when consuming coffee, remember that it is healthy and helps you fight other diseases.



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