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Is it Healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

Updated: May 11, 2022

It can be a great start to your day to have a cup of coffee before you begin with your activities. Coffee contains elements known to help rejuvenate the body and keep it energised.

To achieve the feeling of alertness in the morning, a cup of coffee can help. Your coffee doesn’t have to be black and unsweetened to function as a healthy drink for you. Many people think that is the case but it is not true.

You can sweeten your coffee with any healthful sweetener, such as sugar or mint leaves, and still enjoy the same benefits as you would with black coffee.

What are the elements found in Coffee?

Coffee contains a variety of complex chemical compounds. For example, a coffee seed may contain hundreds of different molecules and each of these has an effect on the physiological state of a human.

A study by IntechOpen finds that coffee contains 2-3% caffeine, 3-5% tannins, 10-15% fixed oils and 13% proteins. Coffee also contains chemicals such as the following:

  • Thiamin

  • Citric Acid

  • Spermine

  • Chlorogenic acid

  • Spermidine

  • Scopoletin

  • Guaiacol

  • Putrescine

  • Acetaldehyde

Coffee contains many elements, some of which appear in a different form depending on whether the coffee is brewed or its seed form is consumed.

What are the top health benefits of drinking coffee?

Coffee is a drink that provides many health benefits. Caffeine in coffee can improve the mood and alertness of those who consume it, while also reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Besides giving you a caffeine boost and helping you focus, coffee may protect your heart, lower your risk of diabetes, and even reduce mortality.

Coffee has the greatest concentration of antioxidants among all beverages, even over wine and tea. These antioxidants can help fight off diseases, as well as protect your body from damage caused by free radicals.

Researchers have found evidence that drinking caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of certain cancers and liver disease, especially in women.

People who drink three cups of coffee daily—regardless of whether the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated—can reduce their risk of death by 17 per cent compared to people who don't drink coffee.

Caffeinated coffee is also linked to lower risks for cardiovascular disease and stroke, with the greatest risk reduction being seen in those consuming three to five cups daily.

What is caffeine?

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of a plant called the coffee plant. It is a stimulant that can be found in a wide variety of products including coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Caffeine is also a psychoactive drug and can be very addictive.

Caffeine is an alkaloid and stimulant that acts as a nerve agent by inhibiting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis in muscle cells.

How much caffeine is too much?

Healthy adults shouldn’t consume more than 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per day. That’s equal to about four 8-ounce cups of brewed coffee or 10 cans of cola.

Teens should limit their caffeine intake to less than 100 mg per day (one 8-ounce cup of coffee or about two cans of cola).

How to reduce caffeine consumption?

Caffeine consumption is one of the most common causes of insomnia. The consumption of caffeine can also lead to teeth grinding, anxiety, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, and insomnia. Here are some tips to help you reduce caffeine consumption:

- Drink decaffeinated coffee.

- Drink tea.

- Keep your coffee and tea intake to 2 cups per day.

- Eat foods that contain caffeine.

- Limit the amount of food and drinks that contain caffeine.

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