4 Biggest Misconceptions Surrounding The World Of Coffee

Consumed and loved by millions of people around the globe, it is hard to escape the talk surrounding the effects caffeine and coffee has on our everyday lives. With valid arguments on both sides of the coin around whether coffee is truly good for us, we spoke to three leading experts on the subject in the hopes of debunking some of the most prevalent misconceptions surrounding the world of caffeine.

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#1 Good For You?

One of the biggest misconceptions about coffee is that it is good for you. Too much coffee can actually cause adrenal fatigue and make you feel unmotivated. People who drink cups of coffee multiple times through the day can feel really aggressive and irritable. In the summer in particular, coffee can make you feel hot and angry.

Contributor: Katie Ziskind from Wisdom Within Ct

#2 Hydration

If you drink coffee, do it in moderation and remember to stay hydrated. With my nutrition clients, I often have people come to me with chronic kidney stones because they don’t understand that coffee dehydrates them. For every cup of coffee you drink, also drink a cup of water.

Contributor: Katie Ziskind from Wisdom Within Ct

#3 Stronger Dark Roast?

The most persistent misconception about coffee is that dark roast has more caffeine than light roast. Caffeine already exists in the bean naturally, and is not added or increased as a result of the roasting process.

Contributor: Emily Tracy from lexapr

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