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Spring In Your Step: Why Java Revs You Up

jogging_joltCoffee’s popularity dates back to goats: Legend has it that the ninth century, an Ethiopian farmer discovered that his flock became giddy after eating coffee plants. Thank caffeine, of course, for coffee’s stimulating powers.

“On a molecular level, caffeine binds to the receptors in the brain to block adenosine, a chemical that makes you sleepy,” says Andrea Giancoli RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Caffeine also stimulates that central nervous system, keeping you wide-eyed and improving your concentration and focus.

So put some a little spring in your step with a jolt of java.

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