So, conventional wisdom says that, since caffeine is a diuretic, drinking coffee would dehydrate you. Not so fast! A new study suggests that moderate consumption of caffeine beverages like coffee can actually be hydrating. from LifeSavvy: As you’re likely already aware, coffee contains caffeine which is a diuretic. It causes your body to create more urine and could increase blood flow to the kidneys. The result is that you pee more, and that could affect hydration. That caffeine content paired with how often you drink coffee can determine whether it could be hydrating. So the idea that coffee dehydrates you? […]
What Is A Coffee Nap? How Does It Work?
A coffee nap is when you drink coffee right before you take a quick nap. It is great for when you’re feeling sleepy during the day and have a spare twenty minutes! The really interesting thing about this is studies have shown that doing this is more effective than taking a nap or drinking coffee separately! We’ve discussed other benefits of drinking coffee but didn’t think there would be a benefit to napping! So, how does this work? We need to understand the timing of both napping and caffeine absorption in the body. According to Smithsonian Magazine: Soon after you drink […]
What Coffee Has The Most Caffeine
There has been confusion as to what type of coffee has the most caffeine. Conventional wisdom would presume that bold, dark roasted coffees have the most caffeine. That is not the case. It depends on the weight of the coffee and how much is used to brew a cup or pot. So, how can you know which roast gives you more caffeine? Let’s get to the bottom of this. As you roast coffee beans, they lose water and become more “puffy”. The longer you roast, the more this happens to the bean. Darker roasted beans weigh less when measured by […]