Apple vs Coffee: what really wakes you up?

 

 

I really enjoy my cup of coffee every morning. But come 12pm, I start to crash. Then I eat lunch and I’m even worse! Recently, someone told me an apple in place of a cup of coffee in the morning has the same wake up effect, but without the mid-day drop. Well, before you go replacing the coffee machine with a bowl of fruit, here are some points to consider:

    1. Caffeine is addictive. Apples are not.
    2. Caffeine is a stimulant that can ward off drowsiness and restore alertness.
    3. Apples contain fructose, a simple sugar that is delivered slowly throughout your system—so it won’t give you the shakes.
    4. Caffeine side effects include nervousness, irritability, restlessness, insomnia, headaches, and heart palpitations.
    5. The Michigan Department of Agriculture started the rumor that apples can have the same effect as caffeine, claiming that chewing, smelling, and enjoying an apple was an equally effective (and healthier) way to wake up than shocking your body with caffeine. Great marketing ploy guys.
    6. Too much coffee can cause caffeine intoxication (see below), sleep disorders, and anxiety. But, but but but but…it is also known to reduce symptoms of depression. So cheer up already!
    7. Apples are green, red, and yellow. Coffee is brown.

 

Conclusion: Both will give you a morning boost, but the claim that apples are “just as effective” at waking you up falls short compared to a shot of sweet caffeine. And how many people are jumping out of bed with thoughts of apples? Coffee is our morning choice, but WARNING: abuse will cause some serious health issues. Enjoy in moderation, or end up a twitching, trembling mess like this guy:

 



 

 

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5 Responses to “Apple vs Coffee: what really wakes you up?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    There doesn’t seem to be any real conclusion on which is the winner here.

  2. Manpacks says:

    coffee wins, but there’s always the option to have both.

  3. Rasmike says:

    Duh, have the coffee in the morning then the apple when the mid day crash comes.
    Golly gee whiz.

  4. Pointing out stupid posts says:

    Yeah where is your proof? Facts? Just saying what you think doesn’t make it so… I actually wake up every morning and think of apples. Why is that so odd to you? They wake me up just fine.

  5. Synonomous says:

    I never drink coffee. Simply don’t like it, and hate the thought of being addicted to a drink to it to function. I instead drink a BIG glass of cold orangejuice when I get up.

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