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Mornings

Good Morning

The word “Morning” may be used in a strictly personal sense, to refer to the period immediately following waking up, irrespective of the current time of day.

 

In this sense, morning encompasses the (mostly menial) prerequisites for full productivity and life in public (i.e. cleaning, a morning meal—often breakfast, coffee, dressing, etc).

The boundaries of such morning periods are by necessity idiosyncratic, but they are typically considered to have ended on reaching a state of full readiness for the day’s productive activity.

er…full readiness?

Okay so you wake up looking like a mess (which in my situation, is usually the case). How do you attain “full readiness” after 5 hours of sleep? How on earth do you stimulate the senses?


There is only one brain link possible in my head, accompanying the word “Morning”..

The health effects of coffee have been studied to determine how coffee drinking affects humans.

Coffee contains several compounds which are known to affect human body chemistry. The coffee bean itself contains chemicals which are mild psychotropics for humans as a defense mechanism of the Coffee plant. These chemicals are toxic in large doses, or even in their normal amount when consumed by many creatures which may otherwise have threatened the beans in the wild.

Numerous studies show that this vastly popular stimulating beverage offers significant benefits to mind and body. Coffee’s stimulating effects are due to its caffeine content. An analysis of caffeine studies performed at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research concluded that at around 300 milligrams per day, caffeine improves mood, vigilance, alertness and an overall sense of well being.

This translates into two or three average strength cups of coffee per day.

Coffee stimulates the flow of blood in the brain, and invigorates the mind.

It enhances alertness and motivation, facilitates thought formation and concentration, and decreases mental fatigue. Within the daily dosage range of 300 milligrams of caffeine per day, coffee increases general happiness and feelings of pleasure, and increases positive mood overall. Coffee awakens the senses.

Do you still wonder why those ancient people used to worship the coffee bean.. ?

Cultivation of the coffee bean originated in Ethiopia, in approximately 850 C.E. Farming of the coffee plant then spread to Arabia, where it was first mentioned in writing around 900 C.E. The Arabians guarded it carefully, but some plants were eventually smuggled out to the Dutch, who kept a few plants for gardens in the Netherlands. The Americas were first introduced to the plants around 1723. South America is now responsible for over 50% of the world’s total coffee production.

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Then again.. there is the dark side..

“..coffee stimulates your adrenal glands, which makes you feel like you could take a bullet and eat glass. When the adrenaline runs dry, you feel like you’ve been running a marathon, which leads you to look for more coffee to get those glands pumping again. After a few rides on the adrenal roller-coaster, you crash. You might think all of this probably takes a while, but it takes about seven days to become addicted to caffeine.”


“Caffeine is an adenosine antagonist. This means it prevents adenosine from doing its job. Your brain is filled with keys which fit specific keyholes. Adenosine is one of those keys, but caffeine can fit in the same keyhole. When caffeine gets in there, it keeps adenosine from getting in. Adenosine does a lot of stuff all throughout  your body, but the most noticeable job it has is to suppress your nervous system. With caffeine stuck in the keyhole, adenosine can’t calm you down. It can’t make you drowsy. It can’t get you to shut up. That crazy wired feeling you get when you drink a lot of coffee is what it feels like when your brain can’t turn itself off.”

more found here: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/02/22/coffee/

 

So it’s best you decide when exactly is the right time, for a cup of sin.

 

“Regular use of caffeine produces no benefit to alertness, energy, or function. Regular caffeine users are simply staving off caffeine withdrawal with every dose – using caffeine just to return them to their baseline. This makes caffeine a net negative  for  alertness, or neutral at best if use is regular enough to avoid any withdrawal.”

– Neurologist Stephen Novella from his blog, Neurologica


………………………………………………………so what about mornings?…

Best kick-start for the day is… ? Breakfast is the first meal of the day, usually consumed in the morning (relevant to time of wakefulness).

The word is a compound of “break” and “fast”, referring to the conclusion of fasting since the previous day’s last meal.

Breakfast meals vary widely in different cultures around the world, but often include a carbohydrate such as cereal or rice, fruit and/or vegetable, protein, sometimes dairy, and beverage.

Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight.

So basically.. all you need to spark up your entire mood is:

… good coffee, good music, sunshine.

* great Morning music, can be found at:   Radio Paradise

Have a Great Day

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