Start your day with black coffee. Image: austinnfp.org
The true coffee drinker would proudly say, that a cup of coffee could make their activities more optimal and more healthy life, so that every day becomes productive and enjoyable at the same time.
Meanwhile, for those who are having problems with the coffee, of course regard coffee as the main enemy in their lives. Are you a real coffee connoisseur or anti coffee?
As in the case of tea, the coffee has two sides opposed to each other, where the coffee has many health benefits and enjoyment aspects. On the other hand, coffee can also make your body uncomfortable, even make you unhealthy.
The coffee is the elixir of heaven. Drinking a cup of coffee is very nice to start a busy day, but coffee also has an adverse effect on human health. Let us examine the dual effect of coffee for our lives.
The researchers from Australia found that coffee or tea consumption could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes symptoms Rachel Huxley, a researcher from the University of Sydney, Australia, said that "A cup of coffee with a reduced risk equivalent to seven percent,". Meanwhile, the American Association for Cancer Research, reported that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death due to prostate cancer. Other studies have also suggested coffee could reduce liver diseases, Alzheimer's, stroke, and Parkinson's. Of course the results of this study is good news for coffee fans all over the world.
Previously many experts suspect that the benefits of coffee just come from the caffeine in coffee beans, but in fact, experts also found that other components of these beverages, such as magnesium, lignans, and chlorogenic acid, has benefits that are not less important. It was also reported that the results of epidemiological studies are showing coffee addict lower their risk of colon cancer. Based on research Rachel, these components are a positive benefit to the regulation of blood sugar and insulin release thereby effectively preventing diabetes.
As we know, that there are two main types of coffee we have known; Arabica and Robusta. Apparently, the two types of coffee also contains nutritional components include proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and minerals. Coffee also contains non-nutritional components that are bioactive compounds for taste and preservative, such as caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Thereby the coffee gives double benefit to mankind.
Each type of food or beverages that we consume every day would have significant benefits for health and life satisfaction, but be aware of the way we consume. Is indeed true, that consume normal amounts of caffeine is beneficial. Utilization caffeine in coffee can give a stimulant effect, which is only temporary and not harmful.
Coffee break in Kori Ubud, Bali. Image: Komang Setiabudi collections
The effects of caffeine on the nervous system is to prevent drowsiness, increased sensory perception, speed of mind, and reduce boredom, so you can be more productive in your activities.
Therefore, there is a coffee break in formal activities such as when we are seminars, meetings and other non-formal activities such as family gatherings, parties or other events. Socially, coffee could be a bridge to melt the ice, on certain conditions, the ongoing of the two parties, that often occur in an important meeting. Perhaps you have experienced the awkward atmosphere in a meeting, and a cup of coffee plus a mild joke can help smooth an important meeting or negotiation.
Effect of caffeine in each individual is highly dependent sensitivity of each person. Most people can not stand at all when they consume caffeine or coffee, so after drinking coffee their heart into palpitations. But there are always exceptions, that there are also people who could consume more than 10 cups of coffee a day without any complaint. However, experts advise that safe dose of caffeine is 200 milligrams per day, equivalent to two to three cups of coffee and tea. It is indeed true that we need to be thoughtful with our lifestyle. Anything too excessive in doing something in our lives is a bad effect in the long term. A healthy lifestyle will make you healthy and happy forever.
If you would like to know the coffee in all its aspects, you can read the blog titled Coffee and Beyond.