Benefits of Coffee

Written By Some Fruit on Senin, 03 September 2012 | 02.18.00

Coffee for Health Benefits. Coffee, almost everyone in the world know, to start the day at work usually is not complete without a cup of delicious coffee. Drinking coffee was much loved by humans. From office workers to construction workers, traders, farmers, teachers, even the president, and you also must have drank too. It is already a tradition and the interests of her own for coffee enthusiasts.
Coffee is a solid black type of beverage that is able to give a unique flavor to the drink. Even some people become addicted because of the taste of coffee because of the caffeine contained in the coffee itself. Caffeine is an alkaloid chemical compound known as trimetilsantin with molecular formula C8H10N4O2. The number of substances contained caffeine in coffee is between 1 to 1.5%.

If someone is addicted to drinking coffee will taste their day would not be complete without drinking coffee. Is this true? The answer lies in ourselves coffee connoisseur.

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Benefit of Coffee
According to Harvard Women's Health, the consumption of several cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, the formation of kidney stones, colon cancer, Parkinson's disease, liver damage (cirrhosis), heart disease and inhibit cognitive decline in brain power.
  • Diabetes. Twenty studies conducted worldwide indicate that coffee reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50%. The researchers suspect the cause is chlorogenic acid in coffee act to slow the absorption of sugar in digestion. Chlorogenic acid also stimulates the formation of GLP-1, a chemical that increases insulin (a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar into the cells). Other substances in coffee that trigonelin (pro-vitamin B3) is also thought to help slow the absorption of glucose.
  • Cancer. Research has consistently shown that coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
  • Cirrhosis. Coffee protects the liver from cirrhosis, particularly cirrhosis due to alcoholism.
  • Parkinson's disease. The coffee drinkers have half the risk of developing Parkinson's disease is lower than those who did not drink coffee.
  • Heart disease and stroke. Coffee consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Instead, coffee actually slightly reduce the risk of stroke. A study of more than 83,000 women aged over 24 years showed those who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had a stroke risk 19% lower than those who did not drink coffee. Studies of a number of men in Finland showed similar results.
  • Cognitive function. The study of 4197 women and 2820 men in France showed that drinking at least three cups of coffee a day can prevent cognitive decline and brain aging by up to 33 percent in women. However, the same benefit was not found in men. This may be because women are more sensitive to caffeine.
Negative Effects Coffee
However, coffee also has a negative effect. Caffeine as the main content of coffee is an addictive stimulant. Caffeine affects the cardiovascular system such as increased heart rate and blood pressure. The negative impact comes when you consume to excess.

For most people, drinking two to three cups of coffee no negative impact. Drinking coffee with more frequency than that can cause heart palpitations, insomnia, headache and other disorders. Therefore, for those who consumed coffee that was not sleepy-such as lack of sleep-advised to spread consumption throughout the day.

Research on the relationship of coffee consumption with miscarriage does not provide uniform conclusions. However, for the safety of pregnant women are advised not to drink more than one cup of coffee a day.


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