Is coffee good for us?
There is nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee is there?
So often we are told that coffee is not good for us, but we continue to drink it and enjoy the different varieties that are offered today.
The choice is mind boggling!
In fact, it is estimated that there are approximately 30 types of popular coffee in the world with so many variations, flavours, aromas, and additives.
There seem to be four different types of coffee beans:
Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa.
The most common ones are Arabica and Robusta, and of course it depends on where you live as to what you are used to.
A latte is an espresso and steamed milk, generally in a 1:3 to 1:5 ratio of espresso to milk, with a little foam on top.
In Italy it is called caffè latte or caffe latte, which means “coffee and milk”.
Read more about NZ coffee here
Everything in moderation
They say that anything should be taken in moderation to enjoy any benefit.
Good things about coffee
- It contains antioxidants and other substances that could reduce things like inflammation.
- It could also protect against diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer’s, kidney disease and diabetes.
- By drinking one to cups per day it could help ward off many diseases like Heart failure and Parkinsons disease.
- Researchers in the USA found that coffee drinkers were 26 % less likely to get colorectal cancer.
- They also found that women who were aged 65 years or older who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day were less likely to develop Dementia in general.
- By drinking at least one cup of Coffee a day is associated with a lowered stroke risk.
- Researchers found that regular coffee drinkers seemed to have healthier liver enzyme levels than those that did not drink coffee.
Bad things about coffee
Excessive intake of caffeinated coffee is also known to make you jittery and cause things like:
- Increased heart rate
- Raised blood pressure
- Increased weight gain if you drink too many premixed milk varieties like Salted Caramel, Chocolate Mint latte etc
- Muscle tremors
- Recent research tells us that too much can increase your risk of Dementia – by drinking more than 6 cups a day it increases the risk up to 53%
So what is the best recommended intake of coffee then?
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it’s safe for most women to drink three to five cups of coffee a day with a maximum intake of 400 milligrams of caffeine.
(Caffeine content can vary depending on the type of coffee, but an average 8-ounce cup has 95 milligrams.) Read more here
Although Caffeine is considered safe for adults, it is not a good idea for children, adolescents and young adults should be cautioned about excessive caffeine intake, when mixing with alcohol and drugs.
Read more here
Moderation is the secret of survival!
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