Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from coffee beans, the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, yet most people know it only as a stimulant, due to its caffeine content. There is so much more to it though!
The TV series Twin Peaks, by David Lynch, features a character in love with black coffee.
Real-life Facts about its Naturally Magical Power
Health Benefits of Coffee
The caffeine in the coffee acts as a stimulant.
Coffee encourages the production of cortisone and adrenaline, which are both stimulating hormones.
Coffee increases memory recall and logic comprehension.
People who drink at least two cups of coffee/day score better on basic IQ tests.
Moderate coffee drinkers (3-5 cups/day) are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life than light coffee drinkers (0-2 cups/day).
Even moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups per day) reduces the risk of developing dementia.
Coffee reduces the risk of gallstones and gallbladder disease, in men and women.
Coffee reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson's disease later in life. In fact, the more coffee, the less likely it is to get Parkinson's.
Coffee helps the liver. It reduces the incidence of cirrhosis, and protects the liver from cancer.
Coffee reduces the risk of gout in men over the age of 40.
Coffee contains methylpyridinium, an anticancer compound which is formed during the roasting process.
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