People all over the world drink coffee each day to feel more energised and focused. Coffee contains a psychoactive substance called caffeine that blocks adenosine and increases the activity of dopamine and norepinephrine. With coffee, you have better reaction times, higher energy levels, stronger vigilance, as well as better mood and memory retention. Still, with as much as we drink coffee, many people still don’t know much about it.
With that being said, we are going to take a look at some interesting coffee facts you might not know. Let’s get started:
It Makes Healthy Tea- the skin of coffee cherries can be used to make delicious, fruity tea. It is high in antioxidants and beneficial for your health. In some areas, people also make tea from coffee leaves. These leaves contain a substance called mangiferin that protects brain cells, lowers cholesterol level, reduces risks of diabetes, and prevents inflammation.
It Is Complex- we know what bad coffee tastes like. Coffee comes with a whole array of complicated flavour nuances. Plant varieties, soil characteristics, climate, drying, roasting and brewing can significantly or subtly affect flavours. Coffee tasting is a fun activity, because you need to pay attention to the bitterness, acidity, after taste, and hints of floral/fruity flavours.
It Makes You Live Longer- according to studies, coffee reduces the risks of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiovascular diseases. People who drink eight small cups of coffee can reduce a variety risks of death by about 14%. Remember that sugar, milk, and creamer increase calories and blood sugar level, which negates the benefits of coffee. If possible, choose healthier sweetener alternatives, like stevia, to gain the most benefits.
Decaf Coffee Still Contains Caffeine- many people are sensitive to caffeine, which could cause restlessness, insomnia, and a faster heart rate. This causes them to turn to decaf coffee. However, decaf coffee still has a small amount of caffeine. It’s not possible to completely remove caffeine from coffee. Decaf coffee still contains 3% of the caffeine. It means, a cup of decaf coffee contains about 15mg, instead of 200mg in one cup of regular black coffee. For a moderately sensitive individual, one cup of coffee shouldn’t give them the jitters.
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