Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coffee Benefits and Risks

Coffee was first cultivated by Arabs in the 14th century. The original coffee is thought to have generated from Ethiopia, East Africa, back as the 13th century. Starting from the middle of the 15th century to the 16th-century, coffee reached Yemen, Middle East, Persia, Turkey and northern Africa. Later on coffee spread to the Balkans, Europe, Indonesia and then to America.

Coffee is the second leading worldwide beverage after water.

The Arabs called coffee as ‘ wine of the bean,' which was shortly called qahwa in Arabic. The Turkish borrowed word for it is kahve, which entered into the English language as koffie via Dutch.

Coffee is the second leading worldwide beverage after water. There are ongoing controversies regarding coffee benefits and risks with an evidence of its health promoting potential; however, some researchers insist on and argue about coffee consumption risks like cardiovascular complications and cancer insurgence.

Another research reveals that up to 6 cups of coffee per day will not increase the risk of death from any cause, as well as death from cancer or cardiovascular disease. Pregnant women, people who have a hard time with controlling blood pressure may still avoid coffee or switching  it with decaf. The best thing you can do is to brew coffee with a paper filter which will help to remove the substance that increases cholesterol level in the body.

If you feel stressed, have sleeping problems, or you get tremors, it means you are drinking too much coffee. But in terms of health factors, there are no negative effects if you drink 6 cups of coffee per day. You should keep in mind, that a cup of coffee in most of the studies on coffee is an 8-ounce cup with 100 mg of caffeine. Also keep in mind, that we are talking about black coffee with a little amount of milk and sugar, not about high-calorie coffee beverages that have become so popular over the past few years.

To your great surprise there is a research suggesting that coffee consumption may protect against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis. However, all of the beneficial effects of coffee consumption still need to be confirmed.  

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