Coffee Myths and Facts

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Coffee Makes You Poop
TRUE

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Coffee is also a powerful stimulant for peristalsis and is sometimes considered to prevent constipation. However, coffee can also cause excessively loose bowl movements. The stimulant effect of coffee consumption on the colon is found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.

Coffee Fixes Hangovers
FALSE
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Caffeine will wake up a drunk, but it has no effect on sobriety. Actually, coffee can make a hangover worse because it dehydrates the body.

Coffee is Likely to Cause Insomnia
FALSE
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Your body quickly absorbs caffeine. But it gets rid of it quickly as well. After 8-10 hours, 75% of the caffeine is out of your system.

Coffee is Not Good for Pregnant Women
TRUE
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Women who are expecting a baby should not drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day. The reason for this is that too much caffeine can cause an irregular heartbeat in the fetus.

Dark Roast Coffee Contains More Caffeine than a Light Roast Coffee
FALSE
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Dark roasted coffee actually contains less caffeine than a light roasted coffee. Caffeine burns off during the roasting process, so the longer the coffee is roasted, the less caffeine in contains.

Coffee Helps Get Relief from Stress
FALSE
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precisely the opposite is true.  Caffeine helps to increase stress levels in people who already suffer from anxiety or panic attacks.

Coffee Can Retain Memory
TRUE
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A study was done where participants were given caffeine, equivalent to two cups of coffee, and it was revealed through an MRI scan that “brain activity was increased in two locations- the memory rich frontal lobe and the attention controlling anterior cingulum.” Coffee can temporarily enhance your focus and memory.

Keeping Coffee Grinds or Beans in the Freezer is a Good Idea
FALSE
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The freezer creates condensations, which hastens flavour loss. Instead, keep your beans in a cool place, like the fridge.

Coffee Makes Women’s Breasts Smaller
TRUE
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Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day can apparently reduce the size of women’ breasts. They will get smaller, but they will not magically disappear.

Caffeine is Addictive
FALSE
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According to the WHO, “There is no evidence what-so-ever that caffeine use has even remotely comparable physical and social consequences which are associated with serious drugs of abuse.” However, there are also many articles and studies’ saying that caffeine is addictive such as “caffeine causes dependence, therefore, to decide to quit drinking you should do so gradually, in order to avoid headaches, anxiety and irritability. So in my opinion, I think it’s also TRUE!

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