C - Cavity Prevention
No need to clean your glasses, adjust the screen, or check your breath for the smell of booze; you read that correctly. Coffee can prevent cavities and caries.
‘Caries’ is a word I saw while researching a little into this and I had no idea what it meant. In my moment of ignorance I zipped over to Google and quickly learnt that ‘caries’ is the decay and crumbling of a tooth or bone. An example of ‘caries’ in a sentence would be:
‘Most of the students had gingivitis and mild caries, probably due to all of the jam sandwiches they’d been eating. They should quickly change the white bread for wholegrain, and the jam for mustard, obviously.’
But how does coffee really prevent caries?
B - Brain Power
The Brain. A wonderful organ and my personal favourite at that. Composed of 100 billion neurons and a trillion glial cells, the brain is at constant work processing about 70,000 thoughts per day. It consists of around 150,000 miles of blood vessels which can send and receive information at 260 miles per hour.
It is also the only thing that we know to have named itself... think about that for a little while.
We all have brains, and most of us actually use them. ‘But what does coffee have to do with brain power?’ (I’ll imagine that you asked me this question so that I can answer appropriately).
Coffee has a lot to do with brain power, thank you so much for asking!
There’s something naughty about coffee and I can’t quite place it. I’ve never really been one for cigarettes to make me look as ‘bad-ass’ as those 14-year old kids when they light up behind the bike sheds while skipping class. Therefore, I have coffee. I never really skipped class to have a cup, nor did I ever have a French press behind the bike sheds.
Drinking coffee just makes me feel a little… saucy.
-Wake up on a Saturday morning with a slight pang in your head from the countless Bailey’s of the night before
-Roll out of your slumber, clad only in your undies and one sock (half on, because you’re an optimist)
-Perform a zombie-like walk to the kitchen that puts 1982 Michael Jackson to shame
-Prep, brew, and pour some of that beautiful black beverage into your favourite mug
-Sit down, like the boss that you are, and slurp like an absolute cheeky bitch
How bad-ass is that? It’s like James Dean on a Harley cruising down the Autobahn at night on his way to pick up David Hasselhoff and Ronda Rousey for a reunion located at a non-smoking bar in Albania. A bar that specialises in single-malt scotch and only plays the best of Otis Redding and The Doors on its free jukebox.
That’s how I feel when I drink my morning coffee.
So, as you can imagine, every time I’m told that I shouldn’t drink coffee because it’s bad for me, I crumble like the Roman Empire did in 476. Damn you Odoacer.
Never fear, fellow coffee drinking barbarians! I have a little project that starts today! Every week a new coffee fact will be revealed to my hundreds of thousands of readers. 26 weeks of positive coffee facts. 26 letters in the alphabet. Let’s begin:
A – Antioxidants