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Caffeine: Myths vs. Facts
Myth 1: Caffeine Is Addictive
While this is true to some extent, caffeine is not addictive like drugs and other indulgences. Consuming it regularly might induce some dependence. However, it is easy to withdraw yourself from the habit of drinking coffee regularly. Though you might have a headache in the beginning, you can most definitely cease drinking coffee in some time.
Myth 2: Caffeine interferes with sleep
Caffeine does get retained for some while in the body. However, the human body in quick in absorbing as well as getting rid of caffeine. So a cup of coffee in the morning is unlikely to interfere with your sleep. Consuming caffeine later in the day might interfere with sleep. It also depends on your body’s metabolism.
Myth 3: Increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease
While a moderate amount of caffeine consumption doesn’t affect most adults, the level of vulnerability is different in older people and people with high blood pressure. If you consume enough calcium, it is less likely that your bones will get affected by consuming caffeine. Though a high level of caffeine intake increases calcium and magnesium loss in urine, the loss can be supplemented by adding some milk to your coffee. Studies also don’t show connections between cardiovascular diseases and caffeine intake.
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