The simple act of smelling your morning coffee can help lower stress.

Diet & Nutrition

We feel stress everywhere – at home, work and even in school.

Contrary to what you may have heard, coffee is a healthy and natural way to cope in the short term. Your mind associates coffee with caffeine, which does a lot to your hormones and other substances in the body related to stress when you drink it. Some of these interactions can result in short-term benefits such as increased concentration and alertness, which can help you deal with stress.

Simply smelling coffee (if you drink it regularly) can “trick” your mind into exerting caffeine’s effects on the body without having a cup.

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