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Useful properties of coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks, more than 2 billion cups of which are consumed every day around the world. Disputes about its benefits and harms have not subsided for many years. At the same time, the number of lovers of enjoying a fragrant drink is only growing.
Let's figure out what are the beneficial properties of coffee, and do they exist at all? And we also learn numerous myths and misconceptions that have settled in the minds of many people.

How does coffee affect the human body?
- Vitamins and minerals
- Caffeine
- Theobromine
- Antioxidants

How does coffee affect the human body?
More recently, it was considered a harmful drink. He was accused of insomnia, high blood pressure, negative effects on the heart and blood vessels. To date, scientific research confirms that coffee is a unique drink containing hundreds of health-promoting chemicals, including antioxidants. Vitamins and minerals Coffee is rich in vitamins (B1, B2, PP). In addition, it serves as a source of some micro- and macroelements. Contains magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, chromium, cobalt and potassium.
Many people know that coffee is primarily a source of caffeine. Caffeine is an alkaloid, a psychostimulant, and in general a unique substance in many respects: It has an exciting effect on the nervous system. Quickens the heartbeat. Dilates most of the blood vessels (narrows - only some in the brain). Slightly increases the pressure (by 6-8 mm). But with regular daily use, this effect on a person decreases and the pressure rise stops. It has a diuretic effect. For healthy people, caffeine is more useful than harmful. It is also found in tea, energy drinks, cola, cocoa and chocolate. The main thing is not to exceed the recommended dose. More on this below.
Theobromine is a precursor to caffeine, which is found in unripe coffee beans. Many people mistakenly believe that it is present in coffee, and has some kind of negative effect on a person. In fact, there is practically none in the finished drink. What can not be said about chocolate and other cocoa products, where it is contained in a more significant amount. Although there is a solid benefit from it. Read also: What is useful about chocolate and how it prolongs life
Usually coffee is identified as a psychostimulant because of the caffeine content. In fact, it is also a rich source of antioxidants. Especially polyphenols. Polyphenols are credited with a wide range of healing properties: antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; antibacterial; prebiotic; anti-cancer. The most common and important representative of polyphenols contained in coffee is chlorogenic acid. Thus, most of the beneficial properties of coffee are primarily associated with a variety of antioxidants.


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