5 Things you Probably Didn't Know About Coffee
Did you know all coffee is not all made the same?
Here are 5 surprising truths about coffee:
It works faster than you think- Caffeine works within minutes. Some studies show it can show effects as early as 10 minutes!
Decaf coffee still has caffeine in it- Studies have shown that decaf coffee still contains a minute amount of caffeine. Decaf coffees contain about 8.6 to 13.9 mg, while regular coffee contain about 95 to 200mg.
Energy drinks DON'T have more caffeine than coffee- You may think that Red Bull or Monster will jolt you awake faster than coffee. Guess again. Energy drinks contain about 76 to 80 mg of caffeine vs the 95 plus mg coffee has.
Coffee affects everyone differently- Depending on your race, gender, or even sexual activeness, coffee affects you differently. Women metabolize caffeine faster than men, those of Asian descent metabolize slower than people of other races, and women on the pill metabolize at 1/3 of the rate women not on the pill do.
Light roasts are stronger than dark roasts- The process of roasting burns off caffeine, which means that the darker the roast the less of a jolt you'll get. Sounds surprising? We agree.
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