We adore coffee—a self-evident statement. As a result, it’s difficult for us not to become enraged when people spread coffee myths. Along with providing the world’s best coffee, we believe our responsibility is to educate the public and dispel coffee myths.
First, let us discuss the coffee bean, which is not a bean but a coffee seed. The coffee “bean” is the seed located in the centre of the coffee fruit, similar to the cherry or plum. We’re glad we clarified that one.
1. Coffee has been linked to cancer.
Nine percent of adults believe that coffee causes cancer, according to a recent study. 9% may seem insignificant until you consider the volume of research that has yielded positive results. Indeed, coffee has long been known to aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer. According to the majority of scientists, it is the artificial sweeteners and sugar that put coffee drinkers at risk, which is how the negative connotations developed.
2. Will coffee assist me in losing weight?
Caffeine, a stimulant, is frequently found in weight-loss pills, and drinking a cup of coffee may cause a temporary increase in metabolic rate. However, Saperstein notes that there is no evidence that coffee can aid in weight loss. Additionally, people frequently consume coffee with calorie-dense creams and sugars.
3. Caffeine depresses you.
I’m afraid I have some bad news for diet soda drinkers. A recent study found that people who consume more than four cups of diet soda per day are 30% more likely to experience bouts of depression. Now for the good news: coffee drinkers are 10% less likely to suffer from depression.
4. Coffee is detrimental to your heart.
For a long time, it was believed that because coffee increased someone’s heart rate, they were more likely to develop heart disease or something similar. Fortunately, a study found that drinking two cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of heart disease.
5. Caffeine Is Compulsive
This one has some validity, depending on your definition of “addictive.” Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and chronic caffeine use can result in mild physical dependence. On the other hand, caffeine does not pose a threat to your physical, social, or economic health in the way that addictive drugs do.
When someone begins to disparage your cup of coffee, you’ll be armed with solid coffee knowledge. Therefore, go ahead and have another cup with the knowledge that you are doing your health a favor.