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Coffee - nectar of the gods

In life, there are two kinds of people: those who choose to drink coffee, and those that don't. I' firmly in the former category, and a good coffee is one of life's essentials to me. Coffee is a rich source of caffeine, which is common knowledge. Perhaps less commonly known is what caffeine does to our bodies. It's a highly deceptive chemical, and caffeine molecules are tiny, so passthrough into your bloodstream quickly. Once in your bloodstream, caffeine mimics a compound called adenosine, which makes you feel more awake. It's also linked to increased levels of dopamine (which makes you feel good) and adrenaline, which perks you up. All of these benefits, plus more, from a simple drink. And you thought magic beans weren't real! Caffeine, like all things, should be consumed in moderation, and too much of it can have serious health impacts , including severe heart palpitations, and more, but in moderation, it also offers health benefits. The sweet spot for most p

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