10 myths about coffee, in which everyone believes, and it is in vain
Let's face it: everyone loves coffee. Millions of people start their mornings with a cup of refreshing and aromatic drink. Coffee is the second best-selling products in the world after oil.
But little is the same storm of controversy as coffee, its harmful and beneficial properties. Until now, around this drink hovers many myths and misconceptions that it is time to dispel some of them.
Here are a dozen of the most stupid myths about coffee, already deposed science.
Coffee does not help you to sober up quickly. Studies show that mixing caffeine and alcohol is dangerous. A cup of coffee after drinking alcohol violates the judgment, it begins to seem that he was sober. In fact, caffeine only inhibits the feeling of intoxication, keeps waking state, so a person continues to drink. Therefore, there is an even greater intoxication.
Caffeine dehydrates the body
We have all heard the myth. Yes, caffeinated drinks have a diuretic effect, but insignificant. No tea or coffee does not lead to the loss of a large volume of liquid. Conversely, a cup of the beverage saturation water promotes healthy organism.
In the espresso more caffeine than a cup of coffee in a conventional
Not so. In a typical cup of coffee contains more caffeine than espresso. One shot of espresso contains 30-50 mg of caffeine, and a cup of coffee in the middle of it several times more.
Coffee stops the growth of
For some reason many parents are afraid to give their children a coffee, but allowed to drink Coke. There is no relationship between coffee consumption and growth, bone density. Caffeinated beverages do reduce calcium absorption, but one tablespoon milk spoon enough to compensate for the 240 ml coffee.
Coffee is addictive
Caffeine is really easy to get used to, but this "attachment" does not qualify as a dependent. Unlike drugs caffeine does not threaten the physical and psychological health of the person. If you abruptly refuse coffee, the first few days you may torment headaches, but certainly not breaking.
Coffee causes insomnia
The half-life period of the coffee is quite fast - 3-5 hours. This drink is certainly not prevent you from falling asleep, if you drink it not later than 6 hours before bedtime. Insomnia can occur only in individuals with hypersensitivity to caffeine.
Strong roasted coffee contains more caffeine
Strong roasted coffee has a richer taste, but the roasting contributes to the destruction of caffeine beans. Therefore, a darker coffee contains less caffeine.
Pregnant women should not drink coffee
Studies have shown that coffee does not have any negative impact on a pregnant woman or the fetus. But the maximum daily caffeine intake should not exceed 200 mg. Coffee can cause abnormalities of child development or even miscarriage.
Coffee stimulates the development of cancer and other diseases
According to many studies, even caffeine protects the human body from a variety of diseases. It reduces the risk of melanoma, breast cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, dementia, and many other ailments.
Coffee speeds up the metabolism / helps to lose weight
Caffeine is the most frequently used psychoactive substance in the world, and the coffee actually gives us a burst of energy and may accelerate the metabolism. But if you often use this drink, then your body has adapted to it, and coffee has no effect on your metabolism.