You probably remember the old commercials that said "Behold, the power of cheese". Well, I'm here to talk about the power of coffee.
This may sound counterintuitive but I read on healthyoptions.com that scientists back in 2015 did an experiment with one group of mice having caffeine in their drinking water while the others didn't.
After 3 weeks they put the mice through stressful situations and the group with caffeine actually scored better.
Now, it is a proven fact that caffeine helps the brain to produce dopamine, a sort of "feel-good neurotransmitter" helping us be happier. So, there's that.
But finally, let's think about the association factor. We often times experience a sense of safety or nostalgia with coffee. Those weekend mornings on the back porch, a warm latte while watching a movie, or maybe those cozy coffee shops with overstuffed furniture.... whatever the case, coffee is there and with a calming effect.
So this weekend if you're feeling a little uneasy settle down with that hot cup of joe and test it out.
But I would stay away from the espresso shot.
But that's just My 2 Cents.