Does anyone dream about their morning coffee?
There’s nothing quite like the smell of a fresh brew and the frothiness of your favorite creamer first thing in the morning.
As it turns out, the effects (and joys) of caffeine go far beyond the excitement that rushes through your body after pressing the start button on your Keurig. Caffeine actually has complex effects on the brain, as it keeps you buzzing throughout the day. It’s quite a sophisticated substance that interacts with our bodies in a number of unexpected ways.
From tea to soda to coffee, there are many ways to get your caffeine-fix for the day. When it comes to coffee alone, the options are seemingly endless: cold brews, nitro-chilled, shots of espresso. We could go on for days.
Regardless, all forms of caffeine influence us from a neurological perspective, like increasing wakefulness and decreasing vulnerability to certain diseases.
Here are some of the many ways caffeine affects our brains.
Disclaimer: After reading this article, your caffeine intake may increase.