Coffee as a Miracle Weapon – Pharmacy Magazine Online

In the morning, most people don’t even open their eyes completely until they take their first dose of coffee. However, in addition to the invigorating effect of a special-tasting drink, it has many positive properties, few know.

Espresso, filters, long coffee… Our favorite drink accompanies us almost all day, from getting out of bed – especially if it is difficult… Because moderate coffee consumption is recommended for all of us as an “energizing”, invigorating, not to mention other benefits. .

In addition to its well-known high caffeine content, coffee also contains minerals and vitamins: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc and copper, as well as members of the B-vitamin group: B2-, B3-, B5-, B6- vitamins. It is also rich in antioxidant polyphenols. one cup of coffee contains 200-550 mg. Studies show that coffee is the main source of polyphenols (ahead of vegetables and fruits and tea), protecting against diseases of old age, including cancer or degenerative nervous system disorders. from cardiovascular problems. It has also been found that a few cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of heart attack due to its antioxidant effects, does not actually cause high blood pressure, prevents calcium buildup in the blood vessels, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.

Performance enhancing effect

As a “psychoactive” agent, coffee stimulates attention and concentration, improves memory in the long run, and develops motor skills. The normal dose of caffeine is 200-300 mg per day, but its amount also depends on the type of coffee you choose.
Excessive doses should be avoided as they predispose to tachycardia, may cause restlessness and irritability, and may cause sleep disturbances. In addition, tea, energy drinks, etc. should be considered during the day. the total amount of caffeine consumed in the form of.
However, we do not react equally to coffee – some have a longer duration of action and some have a shorter duration of action than caffeine.

The effect of coffee on weight loss and digestion

Most of us enjoy a cup of coffee after a meal. This is because caffeine stimulates the secretion of stomach acid, making it easier to digest the food we eat.
As for its effect on our shape, caffeine slightly enhances thermogenesis. This is when the body uses its calories for increased heat production – it burns more fat as heat, so we lose weight. In addition, caffeine also increases bile flow and colonic movement, resulting in a mild laxative effect after absorption of approx. half an hour. Some people with heartburn also cause heartburn, especially when consumed independently of meals.

Physical fitness-enhancing and analgesic effect

Coffee also enhances physical performance, including in athletic sports (walking, cycling…), and delays the onset of physical fatigue.

Caffeine also acts as an analgesic, for example in headaches that are so common. In addition, it amplifies the effect of some painkillers by about 40%, so it is advisable to take them with coffee. This can also reduce the amount of drug.

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Coffee variations


Ice coffee

Mix a cup of filter coffee, ice cubes with maple syrup and a little vanilla extract. The delicious iced coffee is ready.

Coffee milk-shake

Mix 1 glass of peanut milk, 1 cup of espresso coffee and a scoop of vanilla ice cream until frothy. Serve in a glass and consume immediately.

Coffee porridge (granite)

Melt 200 g of sugar in boiling water. Allow to cool. Add 30 cl of espresso coffee. Put in the refrigerator for 3 hours, crushing with a fork every 15-20 minutes, stirring until pureed.

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