Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, caffeine junkie, java drinker, or you just can’t get through your day without your espresso, here is some interesting information about your favorite drink that will make you love it more.
You’re wasting your coffee in the morning. That is, if you drink it first thing in the morning. Many coffee addicts would swear that they couldn’t function in the morning without first having their brew. However, the body already naturally produces a “wake-up” hormone called cortisol as soon as you get out of bed, thanks to your circadian rhythm. Any caffeine you consume from your cup of joe will just be wasted when cortisol levels are at peak. So hold off that coffee craving until the effects of cortisol wear off.
Yes, you can survive on coffee alone. Well, not really. But at least, coffee contains many nutrients essential for your body’s survival. Aside from caffeine (which can help you survive through the day, of course!), a single cup of coffee also contains 11% recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), 6% Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), 3% Manganese and Potassium, and 2% Niacin and Magnesium.
There’s such a thing as a coffee belt. Nope, it’s not the one you get from drinking too much caramel lattes. It’s an actual region on Earth that has all the perfect ingredients for growing coffee, such as sunshine and warmth. This Coffee Belt is found around the equator—and come to think of it, the areas here are also your best places for tropical vacations.
Caffeine leads to better workouts. Caffeine, whether from your iced latte or energy drink, helps step up your adrenaline levels and releases fatty acids from fatty tissues, which leads to better physical performance. Drinking coffee before a workout increases your energy levels and makes you feel less tired while at the same time burns your fatty deposits faster.
Coffee helps you remember. Coffee stimulates the brain and helps keep it active so you are able to retain information better. And while there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, several studies have proven that drinking coffee lowers the risk of getting Alzheimer’s, which is the leading cause of dementia. These studies have shown that people who drink this brew are 65% less likely to get this disease.
Until coffee do us part. Coffee was such a popular drink in the early days that in Turkey, not having enough coffee is grounds for divorce. Yes, a wife can actually leave her husband if he did not provide her with enough quality coffee beans. While this isn’t practiced today anymore, many couples can agree that coffee makes for a happier relationship anyway.
Coffee is #2 most traded commodity. 90% of the world’s coffee is produced in developed countries, and most of the coffee produced is consumed in the developed world. Still, no matter where they are in the world, people have to have their dose of java. This is why it’s one of the most popular commodities next only to oil, proving just how much we love our dark liquids.
It’s a happy drink! There’s nothing as delighting as taking a sip of a good cup of coffee, right? Well, that happy feeling isn’t just in your head alone. A couple of studies have shown that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are 53% less likely to commit suicide, and women who drank the same amount of coffee are also 20% less likely to be depressed. So let’s drink to that, shall we?