Coffee is a brewed beverage, prepared from a roasted or baked seeds.
Most common sources of coffee bean are coffee Arabica and the Robusta.
75-80% of the coffee produced worldwide is Arabica and 20% is Robusta.
Arabica seeds consist of 0.8-1.4% caffeine and Robusta consists of 1.7-4%.
Coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages. It is an important export product. (USA imports more coffee than any other nation)
Coffee plants are cultivated in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
Coffee can have a great effect on humans due to the caffeine content.
Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system.
Caffeine increase alertness and clear thinking.
Reduces the risk of rectal cancer.
Preventing dizziness in older people caused by low blood pressure after eating a meal.
Preventing gallstones. Drinking caffeinated beverages, including coffee, that provide at least 400 mg of caffeine per day seems to reduce the risk of developing gallstones. The greater the intake of caffeine, the lower the risk. Drinking 800 mg caffeine per day (four or more cups of coffee) has the greatest reduction in risk.
Preventing type 2 diabetes. Drinking caffeinated coffee seems to significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As caffeine consumption goes up, the risk of developing diabetes goes down.
Combining caffeine with glucose as an "energy drink" seems to improve mental performance better than either caffeine or glucose alone. (Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels)
Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide.
A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health determined that drinking between two and four cups of cof...
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... day may suffer a lot if they tried to stop drinking it.
If you stop taking caffeine, you may have withdrawal symptoms for a day or more. These symptoms are: headache fatigue anxiety irritability depressed mood difficulty concentrating
If you are addicted to coffee, the safest way to quit is to slowly cut back by one cup per day for a week. For example, if you drink 6 cups a day, reduce them for 5 cups for a week and then 4 for the next week. This will help prevent caffeine withdrawal symptoms.
Caffeine can have a negative interaction with some medicine taken.
Example, The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Some antibiotics might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking these antibiotics along with coffee can increase the risk of side effects including headache, increased heart rate, and other side effects.