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A new study found a link between happiness and coffee consumption. This is why it is a bit suspicious.
Coffee makes the world go round, right? If you believe this statement, you will love a new study that found that coffee can contribute to happiness. This is where things get a little sidelined: the study is supported by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, whose members include the coffee companies Lavazza and Illy, so they may be a little biased .
European researchers conducted a survey and found coffee responsible for providing relief related to seasonal depression.
More than 5,000 adults from the regions of Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom were surveyed, and most reported that coffee increased their mood, even during the winter, when there is less daylight. Respondents stated that this change in time and natural light made it difficult for them to concentrate and physical activity. They also reported that they had increased levels of sadness and depression during this time of year.
Most respondents said the main reason they drank coffee was to increase their energy. The next most popular reason for consuming coffee was to improve concentration and improve emotions and mood.
The researchers cited previous results that support this theory. They mentioned previous connections found in studies that found that coffee was responsible for promoting neurogenesis, thus preventing cognitive and affective disorders.
In order to maximize the benefits of coffee, experts suggest that you wait about an hour after waking up to consume your cup of coffee. They explain that waiting this amount of time allows your body to wake up naturally with cortisol, the stress hormone it naturally produces when you wake up. After this time, coffee can lift your mood when your body needs it most, while avoiding stressing your system too much due to excess caffeine.
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