Coffee is controversial, to say the least. On one side you have the die-hard coffee advocates that drink it like water, and on the other, you have the Mormons who don’t drink it because of something, something, something, Satan.
Here is how the controversy started, back in Ethiopia, before swarming hordes of locust destroyed their livestock and agriculture, shepherds once accidentally fed their livestock coffee beans. What happened after that, made history.
The shepherds noticed their livestock get antsy, excited and start jumping around. Later African tribes got word of the crazy dancing sheep in Ethiopia and figured if they mixed coffee berries with fat then they too could go crazy dancing.
What was created was the first-ever edible energy bar pill that came in more of a no-bake cookie form. What does any of this have to do with health?
The question is do you want to live like primitive Africans who eat fruit mixed with raw fat or crazy dancing livestock, or would you rather just be a normal person. The reason it drives you crazy is that it blocks the adenosine in the brain.
Adenosine helps you sleep, so if you block that feeling than sleeping would get harder and consequently waking would become easier. The problem though is that when you are externally manipulating the chemicals in your brain you start to adjust the natural chemical balance, thus dependency was born from coffee berry fat balls.
When your brain is reliant on an external chemical to calm the adenosine in the brain it has a harder time working on its own, meaning memories, problem-solving skills, sense of humor are all filtered like a robust blend of bitter black coffee.
Don’t worry though, if you drink one cup it is unlikely that you will die or even get addicted to the drink, but continuously drinking it for days and days will be an easy way to make it an integral part of your life. Not only does it inhibit the brain but coffee cost money.
Money has been shown to have a direct impact on happiness. Even though they say money can’t buy happiness- that’s basically just a trick of semantics, of course, tangible cash cannot purchase a feeling or a state of being-but, usually whatever money does buy comes with the byproduct of happiness, even if it is temporary.
So if you are not going to abstain from drinking coffee for your brain’s health, do it for your wallet. It is estimated that people can spend up to one thousand dollars a year on coffee and that is not even counting the smokes they are buying too.