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Myths About Coffee You Shouldn’t Believe

Ever since the Ethiopians discovered coffee in the eleventh century, our lives have never been the same.

Known as magic beans back in the days, coffee is truly magical in a lot of sense.

Initially, it is said that the goats were found feeding in the coffee plant and they were hyperactive all day.

This was a matter of confusion for the poor shepherds because they had never seen or experienced anything like that before.

Fast forward to a thousand year, it’s the people that are more obsessed with coffee than animals.

Or maybe we kept it for ourselves because it was that good.

Be that as it may, coffee has changed our life. A lot of times for the good and also for the bad.

And here we are busting out the myths about coffee that we all love and cherish very dearly.


Coffee Dehydrates You

Well, we wouldn’t compare coffee with Gatorade or even water, but there is no actuality to this myth.

Sure, it wouldn’t do wonders as water does. In fact, nothing works as water does.

But that doesn’t mean you should label coffee for giving you dehydration.

Just eating the beans might do that to you. However, thanks to all the water that’s added, it’s not a possibility.


You Lose Weight

“You should lose some weight” is a common thing a lot of us go through every single day.

And if we had a penny for every time someone says that, let’s not go there.

But you might have also come across someone saying “oh you should drink some coffee to help you lose weight”.

If that’s the case, just run away because coffee is not going to help you lose weight.

It can keep you feeling full for a longer time, but that’s just about it.


You Get Sober In No Time

If you’re an avid alcohol consumer you definitely know the feeling you get the very next day.

The state of being hungover is something we wish we could never go through.

However, that’s never the case. And in order to make it, people suggest to drink some caffeine and get on with your day.

Alas! They’re all wrong. Coffee won’t help you sober up, especially if you’re filthy drunk.

Sure, you might get the feeling of being more alert. But that doesn’t mean you’ve sobered up.

In fact, mixing caffeine with alcohol is even worse to your health than you think.


Pregnant Woman Shouldn’t Drink Coffee

For years, doctors have forbidden pregnant women from drinking coffee.

It is believed that caffeine that enters their body has a negative impact on the growing fetus.

However, there isn’t any concrete evidence to prove this theory.

Caffeine does pass through the placenta and reach the baby, but it doesn’t necessarily harm them.

But that doesn’t mean that you can drink as much coffee as you like when you’re pregnant.

Just to be sure, just have a cup a day and nothing more.


Coffee Stops You From Growing

Whoever believed that coffee can stop you from growing, I’m sorry, but that not true at all. You can blame your genes for that.

It’s nothing but a rumor probably spread around by moms who didn’t want to share their cup of coffee with their kids.

So, it’s not true guys, drink as much coffee as you want without worrying about your growth.


Coffee Causes Insomnia

A lot of people have stopped drinking coffee after certain hour because they believe they can’t sleep.

One of myths about coffee that says that caffeine causes insomnia has been around for decades. And people still believe and follow it.

While caffeine is indeed a stimulant, the amount you consume post-lunch is quickly processed by the liver.

And within 4-7 hours it is completely gone.

So, don’t worry about getting a sleepless night just because you had an extra bit of coffee in the afternoon.

From one coffee drinker to another, trust me you’re safe.

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