The truth about coffee
Most of coffee consumers don't know the real truth...
There is probably no more common consuming habit in our area than drinking coffee.
Coffee is brewed all over the globe, and the type and manner of drinking varies from country to country and depends on culture and customs. Coffee is the southwestern Ethiopian province of Coffee, after which the beverage is named.
Coffee is a good stimulant of the nervous system, stimulates attention and memory. Coffee also melts fat and affects energy consumption. Also, reduces the risk of diabetes by as much as 30 percent.
Research has shown that coffee can relieve headache, or at least relieve it. Experts have proven that coffee makes us more durable, but also that the athletes, with it, achieve better results. Because it is rich in antioxidants, it protects the body and slows down the aging process.
There are several types of coffee. In addition to taste, they differ in strength. Most caffeine is in a cup of espresso coffee, about 150 milligrams, and the least - only 5 milligrams - in what we call "decaffeinated."
Some research in Scandinavia has shown that a healthier filter is coffee than espresso and turkey-homemade, because unfiltered coffee has cafestol, a substance that has an effect on increasing blood cholesterol levels.
Nutritionists urges that we do not drink too much coffee to avoid side effects and the recommended daily dose is three small cups a day. Caffeine intake too much causes insomnia, dizziness and shivering. It is also not recommended for people who have gastritis or increased gastric acid secretion.
Caffeine does not directly increase the risk of heart disease. However, it increases blood pressure, especially in people who already have hypertension.
If we notice that after coffee or tea, our heart beats faster or irregularly, or we find a blood pressure disorder - we should talk to our doctor. A good tip is to reduce your caffeine dose and go for coffee and beverages that have the least amount of it.
In recent years, studies have emerged that speak positively about coffee.
If not overdone, it can be very healthy as it reduces the risk of liver cirrhosis, speeds up digestion, protects brain cells, relieves headache and increases concentration.
Coffee is consumed by the majority of the population of almost all ages, and the difference is only in the amount, manner and type of coffee.
There are interesting results of a large study done by Harvard School Of Public Health. The study is really impressive because it included as many as 130,000 volunteers. The study included healthy men and women in their 40's and 50's, and over the next 24 years of life, their health and mortality, their diet, habits, and coffee consumption were monitored.
According to one of Dr. Rob van Dam's experts, there was an assumption that drinking coffee was a bad and harmful habit, as addictive as smoking or consuming alcohol.
The study completely disproved this assumption.
Specifically, the study showed that drinking coffee had no negative effect on the health of the subjects during the 24 years of follow-up. None of the respondents who drank much coffee had an increased number of cancer, cardiovascular, and other diseases compared to those who did not drink coffee.
Mortality among coffee consumers did not differ at all in the negative ratio compared to those who did not consume it. Even people who drank 6 large cups a day did not experience any negative changes in their health status over many decades of research.
But that's not all, new studies are done in the last few years, according to Dr. Van Dam, they suggest that regular coffee consumption partially protects against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer and cirrhosis. Studies also show that people who drink coffee regularly had a slightly lower percentage of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease than people who did not consume it.
From the negative observations about the coffee, the study team concluded that coffee may have a lesser effect on pregnant women. The reason is the penetration of caffeine through the placenta to the fetus, which is very sensitive to caffeine, and pregnant women are advised to reduce their coffee consumption to one cup a day.
The second category of people affected by coffee are hypertensives, but it is concluded that after prolonged regular use of coffee, the influence on elevated pressure is minimal in this category as the body becomes accustomed over time and the influence is not significant. Coffee consumption alone cannot be linked to the onset of hypertension in humans.
Coffee made without filters in bulk can act to increase LDL cholesterol through the caffeine in its composition. Turkish coffee has a significantly higher level of cafestol than instant coffee while espresso is in the middle. Yet, the study concludes that none of these elements generally had a negative effect on the deterioration of human health or their mortality over a long period of time as previously often suggested and believed.
Over the past century, some studies and recommendations have suggested that significant long-term coffee drinking can cause cardiovascular disease and some cancers, which this major study by the renowned Harvard School of Public Health has completely denied.
The final conclusion is that coffee in small quantities can not be dangerous to our health, so in proper quantities you can still enjoy drinking it with your favorite flavors.