Coffee Myths Busted

Last Updated on August 17, 2016 by Katie Sisel Distributor

4 Coffee Myths Busted…Correcting the MYTHS About Coffee

Every day, over 46% of Australians choose to start their day with coffee. They enjoy the energy, clarity and stamina a shot of caffeine provides and can’t imagine launching their day without the magic help of the coffee bean. Non-drinkers are more skeptical of coffee’s ability to make life better. That’s why today, 4 coffee myths will be busted. Here are the top 4 coffee myths debunked:

Coffee dehydrates you

Myth #4 Busted: Coffee dehydrates you.

Coffee Myths Busted

This myth is probably the most widespread misconception about coffee. Some people have long thought that because coffee acts as a diuretic, it must help drain your body of water. While it is true that drinking coffee will make you go to the bathroom more, so will drinking any liquid. What believers of this myth forget to take into consideration is that the water you expel more frequently when sipping coffee is actually made of the water you drank as coffee. Water is the overwhelming main ingredient in a cup of Joe and the effect caffeine has on your liquid output is minimal.

Coffee dehydrates you

Myth #4 Busted: Coffee dehydrates you.

coffee myth debunked coffee dehydrates you

This myth is probably the most widespread misconception about coffee. Some people have long thought that because coffee acts as a diuretic, it must help drain your body of water. While it is true that drinking coffee will make you go to the bathroom more, so will drinking any liquid. What believers of this myth forget to take into consideration is that the water you expel more frequently when sipping coffee is actually made of the water you drank as coffee. Water is the overwhelming main ingredient in a cup of Joe and the effect caffeine has on your liquid output is minimal.

Coffee makes you gain weight

Myth #3 Busted: Coffee makes you gain weight.

Myth busted coffee makes you gain weight

Not only is this not true, it’s the opposite of the truth. Actually, coffee can aid in weight loss as it stimulates your metabolic rate by as much as 11%. It also serves as an appetite suppressant, so you want to eat less after drinking coffee. In fact, drinking coffee may be just the boost your diet needs to succeed.

Coffee stunts your growth

Myth #2 Busted: Coffee stunts your growth.

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Ha, Ha! (Sorry, had to get that out of the way) The belief that drinking coffee can stunt your unborn child’s growth is laughable. While many chalk this myth up to simply being an ‘old wives tale’, research has shown that it may have actually begun with ads run in the early 20th century by Postum, a coffee alternative that needed to scare coffee drinkers into trying their product for their child’s sake. The ads worked, at least to the extent that people passed along this crazy myth well into modern times.

Coffee is bad for you

Myth #1 Busted: Coffee is bad for you.

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Other than sometimes raising blood pressure by a small amount, coffee has been proven to actually be good for you. Not only do the properties of coffee lower the risk of many diseases, like cancer, coffee and its caffeine ingredient have been shown to: improve brain functions, help you burn more fat, protect your liver against cirrhosis and lower the risk of brain abnormalities like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Overall, drinking coffee in moderation is a good thing for your health.

So, there you have it. The four biggest myths of coffee consumption debunked once and for all. The next time you hear someone attempting to pass one along as fact, simply sip your Venti half-caff Madagascar chocolate latté and smile.

So now you know all the benefits coffee can have where can you find the healthiest coffee in Australia?

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