Myths and facts About Coffee


Posted on 14/09/2020



Myths and Facts About Coffe

As one of the “Top Celebrities” , lots of hoaxes about coffe and many opinions around it which many people believe to be facts. So, let's find out which ones are just myths or facts


Coffee is addictive

MYTHS - This is the biggest hoaxes about coffe in around the world. If you are a coffee huge lover, you may initially feel lightheaded, mood swings and lack of focus if you suddenly stop drinking coffee. But you don’t have to worry, Emilia Achmadi a nutritionist from Mesa Academy said “What is often mistaken for coffee addiction is actually the body's tolerance reaction to caffeine and its ability to process it” She said these similar symptoms no need to worry because they will subside even dissapear in a day or two before the body’s metabolic returns to normal condition.


Caffeine improves performance during exercise

FACT - Performance during exercise will be different if you consume coffee before (non sugar of course). Terry Graham, Ph.D  a caffein specialist nutritionist from University of Guelph, Canada says caffeine can make you 10-15% more lasting exercise because you don’t get tired easily. Caffeine also acts as a mild analgesic so that you are able to train longer without being disturbed by sore muscles.


Frequent drinking of coffee causes bad long-term effects

MYTHS – This myth stems from smokers. Smokers body  tend to digest caffeine faster than nonsmokers, so they can consume more coffee. When there are health problems experienced by smokers, caffeine is also "blamed" together with nicotine. Harris Lieberman, Ph.D, a research psychologist from the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, said that consuming caffeinated beverages for a long time does not endanger the health of those who do not have high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmia) or anxiety.


Caffeine Changes Body “Chemistry”

FACT - Caffeine is a natural stimulant. 250 milligrams of caffeine (about 2 cups of black coffee) is 3 times the amount of adrenaline in the bloodstream, so it can speed up the rhythm of breathing. In a human brain, caffeine will "deal" with adenosine, a chemical that slows down nerves and signals that you need sleep. Caffeine also increases dopamine levels, so you will feel happy. In short, caffeine has the ability to make you focus and relax at the same time.


Caffeine Increase Blood Pressure / Causes hypertension

 MYTHSThe Journal of the American Medical Association reports that caffeine does not increase the risk of high blood pressure. In a person whose blood pressure is normal, the change in heart beat that occurs after drinking coffee is too small to be quantified and will disappear within a few minutes, Dr. Graham said. However, those who are already experiencing hypertension, heart arrhythmia disorders and anxiety, are advised to avoid excessive coffee consumption.


Caffeine Causes Osteoporosis

MYTHS – There is indeed evidence that shows calcium is excreted from the body through urine, and the more urine the body produces, the less calcium in the body will also be. However, the effect is minor and nothing to worry about. "A coffee drinker may lose several milligrams of calcium. So just mix milk into coffee to fix this, "said Jim Coughlin, Ph.D., a Food Toxicologist from California.


Caffeine Causes Insomnia

MYTHS – Even a cup of thin tea also contain a small amount of caffeine (about 25 milligrams). You can say the effect is just relaxing instead of being excited. Those who have trouble sleeping, are advised to drink coffe or every caffeinated beverages about 6 hours before bedtime.