A General Overview Of Coffee II

Good for body internal organ.

This is a proven truth. In addition to lowering the risk of liver cancer, coffee consumption has been linked to a lower incidence of cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrated an inverse correlation between increased coffee consumption and a decreased risk of cirrhosis, up to 20 percent reduction for each cup consumed (up to four cups).  Scientists found an inverse relationship between coffee drinking and blood levels of liver enzymes. Elevated levels of liver enzymes typically reflect inflammation and damage to the liver. The more coffee people drank, the lower their levels of enzymes.

Make you energetic for exercise

We’ve been conditioned to believe that caffeine is dehydrating, this is one of the primary reasons why fitness experts recommend nixing coffee pre-and post-workout. However, recent research suggests that moderate caffeine consumption up to about 500 mg, or about five cups per day doesn’t dehydrate exercisers enough to interfere with their workout. Besides, coffee helps battle fatigue, enabling you to exercise longer.

Caffeine is a performance and endurance enhancer, not only does it fight fatigue, but it also strengthens muscle contraction, reduces the exerciser’s perception of pain, and increases fatty acids in the blood, which supports endurance.

Good anti-depressants

Multiple studies have linked coffee drinking to lower rates of depression in both men and women. In several studies, the data suggested an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and depression. In other words, heavy coffee drinkers seemed to have the lowest risk of depression. Researchers aren’t yet sure how coffee seems to stave off depression, but it is known that caffeine activates neurotransmitters that control mood, including dopamine and serotonin.

Reduces gout

Independent studies on the coffee consumption patterns of men and women suggest that drinking coffee regularly reduces the risk of developing gout. Researchers in the Nurses’ Health Study analyzed the health habits of nearly 90,000 female nurses over 26 years and found a positive correlation between long-term coffee consumption and a decreased risk for gout.

The benefit was associated with both regular and decaf consumption, women who drank more than four cups of regular coffee daily had a 57 percent decreased risk of gout, gout risk decreased 22 percent in women who drank between one and three cups daily, and one cup of decaf per day was associated with a 23 percent reduced risk of gout when compared to the women who didn’t drink coffee at all. Similar findings have been documented for men, another large-scale study, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, found that men who drank four to five cups of coffee per day decreased their risk of gout by 40 percent and that those who consumed six cups or more lowered gout risk by 60 percent.

According to the Nurses’ Health Study, coffee’s antioxidant properties may decrease the risk of gout by decreasing insulin, which in turn lowers uric acid levels (high concentrations of uric acid can cause gout)

How does it affect you?

More is better than less. For some people, coffee can cause irritability, nervousness, or anxiety in high doses, and it can also impact sleep quality and cause insomnia. In people with hypertension, coffee consumption does transiently raise their blood pressure, although, for no more than several hours, no correlation has been found between coffee drinking and long-term increases in blood pressure or the incidence of cardiovascular disease in patients with pre-existing hypertension.

Caffeine affects every person differently, so if you experience any negative side effects, consider cutting your coffee consumption accordingly. It takes about six hours for the effects of caffeine to wear off, so limit coffee drinking to early in the day, or switch to decaf, which only contains about 2 to 12 mg of caffeine per eight ounces. Always taper your coffee consumption gradually. Avoid quitting coffee cold turkey, doing so can lead to caffeine withdrawal symptoms that may include severe headache, muscle aches, and fatigue which can last for days. Your health is your wealth

So, how much coffee is healthy, and how much is too much? Two to three eight-ounce cups per day are considered moderate, heavy coffee drinkers consume four cups or more daily. Remember, the amount of caffeine per coffee beverage varies depending upon the preparation and style of beverage. Eight ounces of brewed coffee may contain as little as 80 to as much as 200 mg of caffeine per cup (an “average” cup probably contains about 100 mg).

Your best bet is to skip the sugar-laden coffeehouse beverages and order a basic black coffee. Alternatively, switch to plain whole milk or unsweetened soy or nut milk.

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