With the end of the semester, comes the most dreaded of all, finals time.
Students throughout Temple’s campus have been working hard to get passing grades, yet one thing many seem to struggle with at this time of year is to stay awake and alert during study sessions.
One key to fighting this battle of fatigue is held in cup of coffee.
Coffee has come to be a staple for many college students, as it has proven to have positive effects on studying habits. Studies indicate that the high levels of stimulants in caffeinated beverages increase alertness and improved overall cognitive responses.
On Temple’s main campus alone, there are over thirty options of coffee outlets to choose from, including Starbucks, Saxby’s, Cloud, food trucks and more. Still, like most good things in life, moderation is key.
“It can cause a dehydrating effect, so it can act as a diuretic,” said Lori Lorditch, Temple Health Services Nutritionist. “So if someone starts feeling dizzy or light-headed, maybe it’s time to stop drinking a caffeinated beverage and switch it to just water to rehydrate.”
When it comes to coffee consumption, it is important to know your limits. Drinking multiple cups a day on a regular basis may cloud the mind, and eventually cause the body to feel sluggish. Yet, having coffee in moderation certainly won’t hurt. In fact, it has proven to have a number of health benefits including the ability to reduce the risk of diabetes, gallstones and liver disease.