Amazing Facts About Coffee (quahhwat al- bun)
If you are a coffee drinker these little known facts about your go to morning beverage, will make it even more satisfying
1.THE WORD ‘COFFEE’ COMES FROM ARABIC WORD FOR WINE
Qahwah later became kahveh in Turkish, and then koffie in Dutch, which is where we get the English word Coffee.
2. COFFEE DRINKERS ARE LESS LIKELY TO CONTRACT DEADLY DISEASES
Studies have shown that patients with higher level of caffeine in their blood were less-likely to contract Alzheimer disease, they also found that coffee had positive results on Type 2 diabetes patients and even protected women from skin cancer. Who knew?
3. DARK ROAST HAVE LESS CAFFEINE THAN LIGHT ROASTED COFFEE.
The strong flavour of dark roasted coffee tends to make us think that it is stronger. That is not the case. Although dark roast tastes better, light roast has more caffeine in them since the actual roasting process burns off more caffeine
4. COFFEE DECREASE MUSCLE PAIN
It is often advised to eat a high protein breakfast after doing your morning cardio. However, adding a cup of coffee to your post-workout routine can decrease your muscle pain by 48%.
5. IT’S NOT ACTUALLY THE CAFFEINE YOU CRAVE. IT’S THE CAFFEINE’S EFFECT ON ADENOSINE.
Ever thought about why coffee makes you feel the way it does? It all has to do with what’s happening in your brain. As your brain is active, and the neurons are firing, these neurons produce the by-product adenosine. Your nervous system monitors the levels of adenosine, and when you start getting to high levels of it, the brain slows down, which makes you sleepy or at least slow down on what you’re doing. But caffeine attaches to your adenosine receptors, and when it does, your brain can’t detect the adenosine levels, so it keeps going at top speed.
Which means that caffeine isn’t getting you jacked up; it’s actually putting the brakes on the thing that naturally slows you down.
6. Decaf is not “caffeine free.”
In one regular cup of coffee there are about 95 – 200 milligrams of caffeine. If you drink an 8-ounce cup of decaf, there are about 2 – 12 milligrams of caffeine in it. Although it is significantly less, caffeine is still present in a decaf beverage.
7. COFFEE REDUCES RISK OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION
Specifically, in regards to women, studies showed that those who drank more coffee showed less signs of depression and tendencies towards suicide. In one study, it was discovered that women who consumed about four cups of coffee a day were 20% less likely to suffer from depression.
8. COLD BREW COFFEE: AN ADRENALINE RUSH WITHOUT THE HEARTBURN
Caffeine increases the release of epinephrine (adrenaline), which stimulates the central nervous system, increases state of alertness and increases heartbeat.If you had to put down your cup of coffee because of acidity or heartburn, there is good news. A cold brew coffee offers you that caffeine kick without hurting you.
9. COFFEE HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER
This may be our favourite one yet.
Thanks to it being jam-packed with antioxidants, coffee remains one of the healthiest beverages in the world. Of course, if you choose to add cream, sugar or syrup then this health factor may be impacted, but otherwise, when consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle, coffee can help people to live longer, happier lives.
10. COFFEE IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSUMED DRINKS IN THE WORLD
This isn’t all that surprising, is it?
Alongside water and tea, coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide with over 400 billion cups of it being consumed each year.
Britain alone consumes approximately 2.8 kilos of coffee per person, per year and over £1 billion was spent on coffee last year.