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The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

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Kristina Martinez

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs.

Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thing able to wake it up.

Coffee, like many other things in life, serves as an enhancer for people. As tired as I am some mornings I refuse to turn to coffee. Depending on any substance to function does no one any good.

Of course coffee is no drug, but it is a habit some need to break. No one needs coffee. What the human body does need is water and a good night’s sleep.

Waking up feeling refreshed does more for the body than coffee will ever do.

Kristina Martinez can be reached at [email protected] or @kristinacsuc on Twitter.

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The dangers of coffee dependency