Coffee contains polyphenols – chlorogenic acid, bioflavonoids, vitamins and minerals. Studies demonstrating how much they actually adopt our body, to now have not been performed. The beneficial effects of coffee are the same for caffeine and decaffeinated coffee, so the coffee is not just about the beneficial effects of caffeine, but the benefit of the whole roasted coffee beans together. Isolated caffeine can be toxic to our body.
Caffeine and sports?
EFSA recognizes the link between the consumption of caffeine and endurance exercise performance higher capacity and lower exertion during exercise. Effects of caffeine on short visokointenzivno exercise are still unclear. Caffeine consumed after exercise has an impact on the subsequent tissue regeneration.
Who coffee is not advised?
For some people, a cup of coffee or tea can cause side effects – sleep problems and anxiety. Factors that influence how we respond to caffeine, gender (males are more susceptible than women), body weight, age, medications and health status. Also influenced by genetics. Coffee patients with gastric acid secretion increased, so they are advised moderation.
Coffee and Women
During pregnancy and breastfeeding EFSA recommends reduced caffeine intake to 200 mg. Studies of the last decade do not provide convincing evidence that moderate drinking coffee negatively affect fertility or to influence the complications in childbirth.
The effects of caffeine in health problems
Let’s look at some of the effects of caffeine from coffee to other health problems.
Cancer: Drinking coffee may reduce the incidence of liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. Three cups of coffee to this risk is reduced by more than half. Prostate, kidney, colon and rectum – in all the moderate consumption of coffee may be protective.
Heart disease and diabetes: Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking coffee does not adversely affect heart disease and stroke, even moderate drinking coffee protects against heart disease and stroke. “Moderate” drinking coffee means the two European cups of coffee. Drinking coffee is also not a stimulating effect on the development of the factors for cardiovascular disease and has no effect on cholesterol and homocysteine. Studies also indicate that the moderate drinking coffee protective work in the case of type 2 diabetes and should be improved tolerance to insulin. Enjoying coffee helps to stabilize blood glucose levels and even helps to lower the desire for sweets. The reason for this lies in the binding of caffeine on the opioid receptors, thereby preventing that it would take other treats, such as sugar.
Research has shown that coffee trigger mechanism in the brain, which causes the release of a factor, or BDNF brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This activates the brain stem cells to form new neurons, while BDNF is expressed in the muscle. Caffeine from coffee can therefore help to maintain the youthfulness of our muscles and brain.
Gallstones: Coffee helps prevent the development of gallstones.
Caffeine and Blood Pressure: Caffeine directly after eating transient rise in blood pressure, but the long-term coffee drinking does not increase the risk for hypertension. Caffeine works because of its mild diuretic drug may we go several times in the water, a moderate regular consumption of coffee does not cause dehydration.