Coffee – The Reality Behind The Myth

brownWe have all heard the rumours behind the infamous coffea plant, the wondrous seed that has been blessed with magical properties. First found in the plains of Ethiopia under the shade of trees, the plant is now food in numerous places in the world- a gift bestowed upon us my European adventurers who believed a treasure such as this should be shared with the world. Thus the drink of this plant is one of the most popular drinks in the world. The question remains though, does it really deliver the results we think it delivers, are all the tales true or is it just us believing what we want to believe? So today, we will be looking at two of the results of the drink and if it really is true.

Firstly, is there any truth behind the story that a cup of java wakes you up? this my friends, is very true. Congratulate yourself, if you have googled “coffee Canberra” and bought the best brand available, you are indeed giving yourself a boost in the morning and it is not just hype. The coffea plants contains certain chemicals that are able to stimulate your brain and keeps it alert and awake. What happens is that there is a chemical known in your body as adrosine and once they reach a certain level, you become tired but caffeine happens to possess a similar mark up to the chemical and once it hits your system, it makes your body think that it’s levels are normal and that you aren’t tired and can conquer the world. The effects of caffeine have been found to last up to six hours and can remain in your system for much longer. Though all in all, we know that it works on the stimulant front.

The second myth we look behind is does caffeine really help you sober up? The true answer, no, it doesn’t sober you up completely but it does however, work as an alcohol combatant. Essentially what it does is it literally fights against the effects of alcohol. So if you thought that that a little bit of googling “coffee Canberra” and buying the stock will help you get over your state of drunkenness, well then you’re kind of wrong. Alcohol gives us liquid courage, it boosts us up for about an hour or two and then after that the drowsiness or for those who consume copious amounts, blackouts, set in. The chemical mark-up in caffeine works to fight this drowsiness by stimulating your brain into not letting it feel the effects of the liquor. It works the same way with non-alcohol induced drowsiness, specialty coffee Canberra makes us think we aren’t tired, hence why we have a last cup of coffee before travelling. So now that you know the uses, of the drink, make sure to use it well.