Caffeine in Coffee, the two go hand in hand. Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. And Americans just can’t think of life without a cup of rich and full-bodied delicious java! This popular stimulant contributes greatly to the stimulating and rejuvenating effect of coffee.
Chemically, it is an alkaloid belonging to the class of organic compounds called methylxanthines chiefly derived from plants. Together Caffeine and coffee act as potent stimulants. The caffeine in coffee particularly stimulates the central nervous system (brain), skeletal muscles of the heart and the respiratory systems as well as delays fatigue. That is why you feel so refreshed and revitalized after sipping into your cup of Joe!
Coffee boosts your senses imparting a soothing effect to your frayed nerves! The amount of caffeine in coffee varies with each type of bean and with each different blend. An Espresso is a concentrated form so you can expect a higher content of caffeine in an espresso that’s all the more punching and refreshing!
Caffeine has a characteristically strong and bitter taste. This bitterness adds the punch that gives you a high and helps you feel so relaxed! However, as too much of everything is bad for your health, the combination of caffeine in coffee is no exception and can have serious negative impacts on your overall health. Therefore you need to restrict your intake of the caffeine in coffee to healthy limits.
Coffee acts as an anti-depressant and helps to elevate your mood, especially when you are down and mentally disturbed! Caffeine along with other anti-depressant agents acts as a mood retriever by interacting with the brain chemicals such as acetylcholine and dopamine. Caffeine in coffee reputedly is thought to have some effect on reducing depression, which might come as a surprise to many. Coffee drinking countries could see a reduction in the rate of suicide and help with fighting depression. The combination of caffeine in coffee is being studied with extensive research to analyze why and how coffee could produce these results (reduction of suicide and depression). This seems to be especially true in the case of women.
Caffeine in coffee has also been shown to possibly help asthma sufferers. The stimulatory effects of the caffeine in coffee affects the respiratory system in a positive manner. A few cups of coffee sometimes helps to spontaneously clear out blocked air passages. One great use of this knowledge is in emergency situations where an inhaler is unavailable. Just don't use this as a normal routine for helping with your asthma. But it can come in handy when you are unable to breathe and need immediate results.
The human body's metabolic rate is enhanced with the drinking of caffeinated coffee. So if you are on a weight reduction plan and want to increase your chances for success, this may be a way to help shed those extra pounds. So if you want to look slimmer and more beautiful, not to mention healthier without the extra body weight, give caffeinated coffee a go.
Diabetes is unfortunately becoming much too common. My daughter acquired diabetes when she was twelve, and it has been a struggle for her ever since. So you might find it interesting to know that Caffeine in coffee research has shown the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes is reduced with the consumption of caffeinated coffee.
Another disease that is prevalent today is Parkinson's. Unfortunately for my family, my mother has developed Parkinson's disease. But Caffeinated Coffee has been shown by research to have a protective function of reducing the development of Parkinson's. Just remember, these Coffee and Caffeine studies are ongoing, and not all coffee drinkers will get the same benefits. This is because like with any other drug, everybody's body reacts differently to various chemical elements.
The stimulant caffeine is also helpful in fighting the effects of free radicals that are formed in the body due to the anti-oxidant properties in this stimulant. Do you know anyone with Alzheimer's disease? Well, take heart, consuming caffeinated coffee daily has been shown to delay the rate of progression and/or delay the initial onset of Alzheimer's.
One thing you want to be very careful of as you do with any type of stimulant or drug is overuse. Caffeinated coffee can cause serious health related problems such as anorexia, tremors/seizures, restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, etc. I can personally attest to this as I have in the past over indulged in caffeinated beverages, and have had great difficulty with sleeping. The other problem is when you are trying to reduce your intake after over-indulging, you are very prone to get horrible headaches. So if possible, you do not want to get addicted, use in moderation only. 150mg/kg or more daily would be considered over consumption of caffeine.
You should be advised that if you are prone to cardiovascular disease and heart problems that you should avoid consumption entirely. Research also shows that caffeinated coffee increase the risks of having a miscarriage and fetal defects. So it would be advisable if you are pregnant to avoid or at the very least significantly reduce consumption.
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