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Caffeine is a form of drug, that is found in the leaves and seeds of most plants. It is bitter in taste and can be found in many beverages like coffee and soft drinks. It is also one of the ingredients of chocolates and certain medications. It is referred as a drug, because, it stimulates the central nervous system of our body. The effect of caffeine can be seen after 15 minutes of consumption and it takes almost 6 hours to eliminate half the amount of caffeine consumed. Caffeine, when consumed in excessive amount, can pose certain health problems, which include, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, headaches, increased heart beats, etc.
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations of coffee, as also the iced and frozen coffee drinks, have a great taste. Try some of these recipes this summer. Your family and friends are going to love them for sure!
Civet coffee is produced on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Bali in the Indonesian archipelago, in Philippines, Vietnam, and East Timor. The process of making this coffee is very unique. The Asian Palm Civet is fed the coffee berries. The Civets eat these berries and they are passed through their system, undigested. The fecal matter produced is said to possess the best aroma and flavor. It is in high demand in the world of coffee and is very expensive since the Civets produce only a limited quantity per day.
Studies show that chances of developing of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia are very low for regular coffee drinkers. Consumption of coffee helps reduce the risk for certain cancers, arrhythmia and strokes. Coffee is loaded with the antioxidants called 'polyphenols'. Antioxidants like chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, quinones, trigonelline, tocopherols and the mineral magnesium present in coffee help reduce the harmful effects of free radicals on the body and help prevent various diseases. Magnesium and chromium from coffee help increase body's response to insulin and promote glucose metabolism. The antibacterial properties of coffee prevent infections which in turn help prevent dental cavities. Roasting of coffee beans helps boost its antioxidant activity. As mentioned earlier, coffee stimulates the brain and the nervous system and makes you alert and energetic. It helps relieve headache. It lowers the risk of gallstone disease, it prevents cirrhosis of the liver and helps improve liver health. Coffee works great for heartburn and osteoporosis. Black coffee with lemon juice helps stop diarrhea. The amount of caffeine in coffee varies according to the type of coffee and the mode of brewing. Drip-brewed coffee contains about 100-135 mg caffeine per 8 ounce cup of coffee. The espresso comes with approximately 30 mg caffeine per ounce coffee. The instant one has about 95 mg caffeine per 8 ounce coffee.
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