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10 Myths About Coffee That Have Been Totally Debunked By Science

Let’s face it, everyone loves coffee. The magical black liquid will perk you up in the mornings, has a taste unlike any other, and according to the latest research, offers a wide variety of health ben

Let’s face it, everyone loves coffee. The magical black liquid will perk you up in the mornings, has a taste unlike any other, and according to the latest research, offers a wide variety of health benefits to regular drinkers. Coffee is everywhere in culture, food, and fashion, and is a perfectly reasonable addition to a healthy person’s diet. Somehow, this simple drink of hot water run through crushed roasted beans has managed to captivate the world. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after crude oil. The aroma, the taste, the caffeine buzz, and the entire intellectual and literary culture surrounding the beverage are all big reasons why millions of people drink coffee first thing in the morning. Yet somehow you always seem to encounter people who insist they need to cut back.

From the very beginning of people drinking coffee, there have been widespread myths about how awful it is. Being bad for you health-wise in some way is perhaps the most popular myth, but there are many urban legends that remain about one of the most popular drinks in the world. If you believe the rumor mill of amateur health gurus, coffee will give you cancer, dehydrate you, keep you up at night, stunt your growth and a host of other horrible things.

Luckily for us that enjoy sipping a cup of joe in the morning, almost all of these things have been proven false. Here are 10 of the most common misconceptions about coffee, and ones you’re bound to hear someone say eventually.

10 Coffee Will Sober You Up

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9 Coffee/Caffeine Dehydrates You

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8 Espresso Has More Caffeine Than Drip Coffee

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7 Coffee Will Stunt Your Growth

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6 Coffee is Addictive

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5 Coffee Causes Insomnia

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4 Dark Roasts Are Stronger and Have More Caffeine

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3 Pregnant Women Need To Avoid Coffee

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2 Coffee Causes Cancer or Other Diseases

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1 Coffee Boosts Metabolism/Helps You Lose Weight

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Okay, strictly speaking, it is true that coffee does boost your metabolic rate. Caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world, and coffee does give us a burst of energy, including to the metabolism. But can coffee help us lose weight in the long-term? Sorry to burst your bubble on this one, but no. Even though coffee will boost your metabolism in the short-term, the one major flaw here is that coffee drinkers get used to the caffeine intake and develop a tolerance over time. While like most things health-related it may depend on the individual, as of now there is no hard science to prove that coffee helps you lose weight.

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