Coffee and health

En 10 questions


1. The coffee there place in a responsible diet?

Coffee contains antioxidants, minerals (potassium, magnesium, manganese) and vitamin B3 (niacin). It contains no calories. In addition, coffee contributes to our daily fluid needs. The coffee thus fits perfectly in a responsible diet.

2. How many cups of coffee can I drink each day?

Consumption of 4 or 5 cups of coffee a day is quite beneficial. It is assumed that for the principle that coffee contains about 80 mg of caffeine. The amount of caffeine may be higher or lower, depending on the blend of coffee, the method of preparation, the coffee strength and the amount consumed.

3. Coffee to what extent does it offer protection against the disease?

There is scientific evidence that coffee has a protective effect on the development of diseases of the liver and gallbladder. The positive effects of coffee in terms of reducing the risk of developing cancer of the large intestine, a type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases have also been demonstrated in numerous studies.

4. What are the effects of coffee on blood pressure?

In healthy people who drink coffee in reasonable amounts, it has little or no effect on blood pressure. In people who are not accustomed to caffeine, there was a slight increase in systolic and diastolic pressure when suddenly start drinking coffee. In people with mild hypertension, caffeine seems, in certain circumstances, increase blood pressure, strengthening the effect of stress or physical exertion.

5. Should we refrain from drinking coffee when vascular disorders?

There is no demonstrated link between the consumption of filter or instant coffee and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the context of a normal coffee consumption link. These types of coffee have no effect on either cholesterol. Unfiltered coffee and the coffee produced by the piston cause indeed a slight increase in cholesterol.

6. Coffee consumption should it be discouraged in people with sleep disorders?

Coffee delays the need for sleep. The stimulating effect of caffeine can cause a slight increase in the time needed to get to sleep. Overall, however, coffee has no negative impact on the quality of night rest. People who have trouble falling asleep rather have interest in drink decaffeinated coffee in the evening.

7. Strong coffee sometimes causes an upset stomach. Why?

People with sensitive stomachs sometimes say they do not support the coffee, while others experience no problem. Scientists have not yet discovered the cause of these individual differences. It is assumed therefore that other factors are involved, such as the association with food or eating habits.

8. When you have diabetes, you should monitor your diet closely. Coffee can it be harmful?

No, on the contrary, even. Coffee fits perfectly in a responsible diet. It contains valuable nutrients, as powerful antioxidants. Moreover, it seems that coffee consumption reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Among those who drank seven cups of coffee per day, the risk of diabetes was even halved.

9. I'm pregnant. Can I drink coffee?

Caffeine is not bad for you or your baby. During your pregnancy, your body will process the caffeine more slowly than usual. This is why pregnant women are well advised to drink a little less coffee than usual during pregnancy, ie no more than 3 to 4 cups per day.

10. I have a headache when I do not drink coffee. Am I an Addict (e)?

One can not become addicted to coffee, and the characteristics of addiction do not apply to coffee. It is possible that one is so accustomed to his daily coffee temporary ailments develop in a sudden stop. If you gradually reduce your intake of coffee for 2 to 3 days, it will not cause you any problems.