I recently read about a study that found our bodies anticipate the effects of beer before it even has time to get into our blood. Basically, once you take as little as a sip of beer, the brain releases dopamine (a hormone associated with rewarding activities).
I found this fascinating. How many times after an exhausting day do you just want to sit back with a cold one? And, the moment you do, don’t you immediately feel better?
And, more importantly, has this been studied with coffee? Because until I take my first sip of coffee in the morning I’m not a human being. I’m just a blob walking blindly through my house, stumbling around until my lips touch that brown liquid for the first time.
And after that, I’m Supermom.
(All pictures are just examples, no coffee was sampled by the 1 year-old E in the top picture and almost 3 year-old E in the bottom. Just in case anyone was concerned.)
Happy coffee/beer/tea/wine/any other pleasure-inducing beverage drinking!