There’s a very famous saying which states, “Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths.” While some myths are created for in the goodwill of the society, some are just plain irritating. And fighting against the later is very challenging and emotionally exhausting task. And let me tell you, it’s difficult to fight against the myths surrounding coffee without a cup of coffee in your stomach. So, listen up (or rather read up) as I bring to you three common myths surrounding coffee.They were a result of the dreams of either mothers trying in vain to get their children to drink milk or coffee monsters trying to lure innocent little kids into the web of coffee.
Coffee Prevents All Sorts Of Diseases: It is basic human psyche to believe everything that a person who seems to be an expert says (no matter how unbelievable it sounds). And this exactly why a whole horde of “scientific research” has come up, stating that coffee can prevent all sorts of diseases, ranging from skin cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and what not. (But it can’t prevent stupidity, can it?)
Well, research states that that people who drink coffee are less likely to have Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes and some specific types of cancer. It just means that when you examine the health conditions of the people who drink coffee regularly to those who don’t, you see that these diseases are more frequently present in people who don’t. But there is no research to prove that this anomaly is a result of difference in consumption levels of coffee.
Coffee Has Immediate Effects. For all those who have been led to believe that coffee is a magic wand that you wave and you will instantly be energized enough to fly to the Mars, I’m sorry to tell you that you’re wrong. Some research studies show that coffee takes around fifteen minutes to be metabolized (i.e., it takes 15 minutes for the coffee you drink to be converted into energy). So, if you feel refreshed as soon as you drink the last drop of coffee, it’s probably your brain playing tricks on you, in a typical case of what is known as the placebo effect.
You Won’t Be Able To Sleep If You Drink Coffee. Yes, coffee is a stimulant and you might have trouble sleeping after you drink coffee. But it does not apply to every time you drink coffee, regardless of what time of the day it is. If you drink a cup of coffee after lunch, it would not affect your sleep at night. If you drink a coffee just after lunch, it will be processed through the liver quickly. And within four to five hours, it will be flushed out of the body. Now you do the math and figure if it’ll affect you by bedtime or not.
Phew! I’m just going to go grab the first cup of coffee I can lay my hands on and make sure you do the same. Because cancer- preventing or not, coffee’s awesome and that’s reason enough to drink it!