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Ep 05: Meg Meets Coffee Happiness

Did you know that drinking coffee reduces the risk of depression?

Well, according to a 10 year study at the Harvard School of Public Health, drinking a cup or 2 could potentially keep the doctor away.

In fact, almost 2 and a half million cups of coffees are drank in the world .

Is coffee essential for human happiness?

Let me introduce you to the 4 happy chemicals:

Serotonin, Dopamin, oxytocin and endorphins!

The caffeine in coffee stimulates the central nervous system and acts as an antidepressant by elevating serotonin and dopamine. When having coffee with your favourite person you're also getting oxytocin. And endorphins if you decide to drink it while exercising.

But researchers do not recommend that depressed adults use coffee to self medicate, but to seek medical help. In fact, over consumption of caffeine can have negative effects even increasing the risk of depression.

According to several studies you can make the most out of caffeine when consumption is below 400 milligrams a day which is about 2 or 3 cups of coffee.

It seems that coffee isn’t just about that wake up boost, sometimes it’s about the people who we grab it with or who we grab it from!

Video by Megz Noel

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