Drinking a cup of coffee is an important part of most people’s morning routine, but there is still a lot of bad information out there about America’s favorite caffeinated beverage. It is time to put these old wive’s tales about coffee to rest by debunking four of the most common myths about java.
Four ‘Facts’ About Coffee Which Are Not True
- Drinking coffee will dehydrate your body. This myth stems from a kernel of truth. Well, it is true that caffeine is a mild diuretic which means that it does increase the amount of water you expel from your body through urination. But what this criticism doesn’t consider is that the majority of your favorite coffee drink is made with water. In addition, adding milk to a coffee drink helps to retain fluid through its natural sugars and sodium content.
- Coffee can help you get sober. After a rough night of heavy drinking, you may crave a cup or two of strong coffee the next morning. But believing the hype that a shot of espresso will help sober you up or treat a hangover is a dangerous myth. Although caffeine can trick your mind into feeling more alert and a little less tipsy, it doesn’t lower your blood’s alcohol content in the slightest. The only thing that can do that is time! Never drive or let your buddy get behind the wheel after drinking.
- Too much coffee can stunt your growth. If you drank coffee when you were a teenager, you probably had a parent or teacher chastise your coffee habit and will cause you to be shorter than average. Don’t believe it. Drinking coffee when you are still growing has not been proven to have any effect how tall you wind up. Some studies have suggested that caffeine may reduce calcium absorption and lower bone mass in older women, but none of these studies were directly tied to coffee consumption and reduced height in teenagers.
- An afternoon cup of coffee will keep you up all night long. Do you have a hard time getting to sleep at night? Well, don’t blame your mid-afternoon latte for your insomnia. While everyone knows that coffee contains caffeine and caffeine can make it more difficult to sleep, the truth is that it only takes between four and seven hours before the majority of caffeine is out of your system. If you find yourself tossing and turning in bed, chances are that the culprit is the soda you had at dinner or your late night snacking.
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