Coffee beans contain a key ingredient known as caffeine which is responsible for the instant “feeling of well-being” upon its consumption. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is also being used as a psychoactive drug by high-performance athletes. But how can a cup of coffee make you work smarter and not harder?
According to a report by the Faculty of Medicine, Strasbourg Cedex, France, coffee does work as a cognitive enhancer. The researchers at this facility studied the effects of coffee on the mental state of a human being. Although they do not consider coffee to be a pure cognitive enhancer, it’s indirect effects help a person think more clearly. A cup of coffee raises arousal, mood, and concentration.
Here Are the 5 Undeniable Reasons to Have Coffee During Work
1) It Wakes You Up
Not everyone can stay fresh and industrious seven days a week. There are days when you naturally feel good and there are times when all you don’t even feel like going to work. In such a scenario, coffee comes to the rescue. Freshly brewed coffee contains more caffeine than “instant coffee”. Hence, you can either have fresh coffee first thing in the morning or have it at your workplace.
2) It Brings People Together
Not everyone at work likes to network by the water cooler. Coffee breaks are a great time to meet and get to know your co-workers. If you work at a corporate office, you already must know how important it is to network and form alliances.
Most employees fail to realize that their attempts to impress their co-workers almost always come off as socially clumsy. The reason being, they don’t use the coffee break correctly. In a cafeteria, always pick a seat near to where the most influential people at your firm assemble.
3) It Improves Productivity
A cup of coffee early in the morning and another one in mid-afternoon is enough to keep you alert and focused for the entire day. Unless you are a coffee addict–who cannot function normally without coffee–you want to limit yourself to 2-3 cups a day. Furthermore, coffee can help both creative artsy and technical people (whose work involves calculations and math). Moreover, a coffee break also forces you to pause and reflect on things you worked on and are about to work on.
4) It Tastes Great
Coffee can be a healthy alternative to classic mid-afternoon pick-me-ups like soda or energy drinks. Moreover, it tastes great. Central American Geisha Coffee Beans and Kona Coffee Beans from Hawaii taste amazing when consumed fresh.
5) Keeps Stress at Bay
Drinking 2-3 cups of coffee each day can save your life. Yes, Harvard scientists have concluded that caffeine consumption can lower the risk of suicide. I understand that not everyone might feel the need to lift their mood up, but mental health issues are prevalent all over the world. The number of people with mental health conditions is on the rise. Coffee can be a savior for those who are–for some reason–not able to diagnose their condition.
The Bottom Line
Unless you are caffeine intolerant or do not like the taste of coffee, you should try adding coffee to your diet. However, make sure you are not exceeding the permitter levels of caffeine. Generally, 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day should be good enough for a healthy adult.