The benefits and harm of coffee

The benefits and harm of coffee



Coffee is known as black coffee, or bitter coffee, and it is one of the most consumed food commodities around the world, and it follows the genus of coffee (Coffea) and belongs to the phylum (Rubiaceae), and it often grows in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, The coffee is prepared cold or hot from the brewing of the ground coffee beans, and it is worth noting that the actual part that is used from the coffee bean is the seed inside the coffee fruit (coffee cherry), which is produced by the coffee tree

The benefits of coffee

Coffee components are nutrients
  Coffee contains some nutrients that are beneficial to health, including the  following

  • A rich source of antioxidants: Coffee contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that help reduce free radicals, which cause damage to body cells, and may lead to inflammation associated with the syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, which includes type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • A good source of vitamins and minerals: Coffee contains many vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, niacin, choline, and others

Harm of coffee

The degree of safety of coffee

  • Coffee is often considered safe for a healthy adult when drinking it in moderate amounts, but too much, or drinking the equivalent of four or five cups a day, or the equivalent of 400 milligrams of caffeine may cause insomnia, discomfort, nervousness, stomach upset, fatigue, vomiting, and nausea, Increase the heart rate and respiratory rate, and therefore it can be said that it is possible that coffee is not safe when drinking more than four cups a day, for long periods of time, as this can cause headaches, anxiety, buzzing in the ears, irritability, and an irregular heartbeat, in addition to In addition, drinking more than six cups of coffee a day may cause caffeine poisoning (caffeinism), whose symptoms are anxiety and agitation

  • Also, increasing caffeine drinking leads to an increase in the need to drink more coffee, dependence on it, and withdrawal symptoms when suddenly stopping drinking it, and it is worth noting that coffee may increase the chance of a heart attack (Heart attack) in people not accustomed to Drinking it, an hour after drinking a cup of coffee, but people who are accustomed to drinking coffee regularly may be at a lower risk of heart attack

What are the benefits of coffee without sugar

Despite the many benefits of coffee, it can become harmful when sugar is added to it, because the sugar contains a large amount of fructose, which is associated with an increased risk of developing a wide range of health problems such as obesity and diabetes, in case of excessive consumption. ,Therefore, drinking coffee without adding sugar is better for health, to get the benefits mentioned previously

What are the benefits of drinking coffee before sports

The caffeine in coffee has a positive effect on the performance of athletes, as it is one of the nutritional supplements that they consume, and a large group of studies have demonstrated the benefits of caffeine for athletes, especially in increasing endurance, and high-intensity and strength exercises

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