WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING THAT CUP OF COFFEE

Is it Good or Bad for you.

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Coffee is darkly coloured, bitter, and slightly acidic and it has a stimulating effect in humans, mainly due to its caffeine content while coffee brewing has been around for generations broadly enjoyed all over the world. When people think of coffee, caffeine is the first thing that comes to mind because they mostly drink it to increase mental alertness. But is drinking coffee good for you?

Studies have shown that it contains antioxidants and other substances that may prevent conditions more common in women, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world and can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways. To really enjoy your coffee, you must understand the types of coffee there is and which gives you satisfaction. You might be inspired to switch up your café order or even whip up some drinks at home!

Black Coffee

This type of coffee is made from plain ground coffee beans that are brewed hot. It is usually served without adding sugar, milk or flavourings.

Espresso

The word “Esprreis” is a word borrowed from Italy to mean “coffee brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground darkly roasted coffee beans.” In Italy, this word means “made for one serving” or “made at the customer’s request,” to distinguish it from coffee brewed in a pot. It is believed that a shot of espresso is stronger than the same amount of coffee. It’s also the base for popular coffee-shop drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

Latte

A latte begins with the same base- a single or double shot of espresso. This espresso is then combined with several ounces of steamed milk to create a creamy beverage. The latte is then topped with a layer of foam but coffee shops have come up with endless customisations. Skilled baristas often swirl the foam into latte art!

Cappuccino

A cappuccino starts with a bottom layer of one or two shots of espresso, the second layer of steamed milk is added on top, followed by a thick and airy layer of foam to give the drink a lavish texture. A cappuccino boasts of a much stronger espresso flavour than a latte due to having less milk and more foam than a latte. It can be served as hot or cold.

Instant Coffee

This type of beverage is derived from brewed coffee beans that allow people to instantly prepare coffee by adding hot water or milk to coffee solids in powdered or crystallised form and stirring.

Benefits of drinking coffee

Your cup of brew gives you benefits beyond an energy boost. Here are some ways coffee can positively impact your health:

You could live longer: Studies have found that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from some of the leading causes of death common in women: diabetes and kidney disease.

You are less likely to develop heart failure: Drinking one to two cups of coffee a day may help prevent heart failure when a weak heart has difficulty pumping enough blood to the body.

Your DNA will thank you: Drinking roast coffee decreases breakage in DNA strands that occur naturally but can lead to cancer or tumours if not repaired by your cells.

You may decrease your risk of having Alzheimer’s disease: The caffeine in two cups of coffee may provide substantial protection against developing the condition.

You are less likely to suffer a stroke: Drinking at least one cup of coffee a day, especially for women, is associated with lowered stroke risk.

Experts have found that drinking coffee is generally safe within usual levels of intake and is more likely to improve health results than to cause harm by drinking three or four cups of coffee daily.

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