Is Coffee Really Healthy?

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Is Coffee Really Healthy? - When the body feels tired and the mind is out of focus, coffee is sure to be the first thing we think about. Well, brewing a cup of coffee has become a habit for many people when the body needs additional energy, even to start the day.

Gradually, brewing a cup of coffee has become a mandatory routine. And, when one day we live without drinking coffee, the body must feel something is lacking, irritable and depressed. These are symptoms that are a result of caffeine addiction. Usually this kind of thing will feel after 24 hours without coffee and can last up to 10 days so that this symptom passes.

Caffeine is a psychostimulant which is a stimulating agent, increases concentration, reduces fatigue, and even increases long-term memory and brain work. This is the most legal "drug" sold in the world and has many benefits. A lot of research proves that coffee can strengthen heart performance, widen the respiratory tract, and stimulate the digestive tract.

Depending on human genetics, some people can still sleep well after drinking coffee at night. But, there are also those who wake up at night because their bodies digest caffeine very slowly. Meanwhile, caffeine in coffee can be digested in the stomach but has a short effect. Caffeine in tea takes a long time to release in the small intestine.

So, can coffee really make your body healthy?

A meta-analysis from the UK that studies more than 200 studies shows that coffee certainly has aspects that can improve health. About 16 percent of deaths from heart attacks and strokes are reduced among coffee drinkers. In fact, the risk of cancer - especially prostate and colorectal cancer - is reduced by 18 percent.

The good news is, the risk of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's is also significantly reduced in coffee drinkers. Coffee also protects DNA. Coffee beans not only contain caffeine. But, it also has more than 1,000 plant substances that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. However, pregnant women must be careful in consuming coffee. Caffeine can enter the placenta. This can cause disruption in bone formation and reduce baby's weight at birth. Women with osteoporosis should also avoid coffee. Likewise with people who suffer from anxiety.

Caffeine can increase pulse rate and trigger panic attacks. The ideal amount for coffee should be three to four cups a day and be spaced several hours before bedtime.

Then, are there the best types of coffee?

According to the research, espresso is the best type of coffee to consume because it is better digested in the stomach. Meanwhile, filtered coffee or coffee filters are better for those who have high cholesterol.

Ground coffee or ground coffee provides better health protection than instant coffee. Moreover, instant coffee with high sugar and milk content, where the coffee itself is often of poor quality. Adding milk to coffee will make caffeine absorb more slowly and make us stay awake longer.

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