Coffee, which dates back to the 8th century and is grown in more than 50 countries around the world, has influenced many cultures for generations. Coffee, which is obtained from the seeds of coffee trees such as coffea arabica and coffea caneford grown in tropical countries such as Africa, South America and South Asia, is consumed lovingly by the whole world almost every hour of the day. Although tea is at the forefront in our culture, the consumption of coffee has tripled in the last 10 years and has started to replace tea rapidly.
With the increase in its consumption in the world, it has become the subject of scientific researches about its benefits and effects on diseases. Sofra/Compass Group Turkey Country Dietitian Emel Terzioğlu Arslan states that coffee contains about 400 chemicals, trace amounts of antioxidants and niacin, minerals, tannins and caramelized sugar, apart from caffeine, and that it has many positive effects on health thanks to these nutrients it contains.
Emel Terzioğlu Arslan, who stated that coffee raises the energy level thanks to the caffeine it contains and thus prevents the fatigue felt during the day, said, “Coffee helps increase work efficiency and concentration by opening the mind.
Thanks to this effect on the brain, there are many scientific studies showing that it also improves mood, memory, reaction time and cognitive functions in general. According to a study, coffee makes older people think faster and helps to increase the ability to remember. A study of women over the age of 80 found that people with previous coffee consumption performed better on mental function tests. In another small-scale study, it was found that consuming 3 cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 60%. said.
One of the most well-known properties of coffee is that it helps to burn fat. It supports the breakdown of fats in the body and the use of fatty acids for energy production. In addition, since it does not contain calories, it is an important advantage to be consumed in weight loss diets. In addition, thanks to its caffeine content, it makes an important contribution to the production of the hormone adrenaline.
This hormone prepares the body for physical performance. It is inevitable for coffee to increase physical performance, as it also increases the energy level. In addition, there are scientific studies showing that the risk of developing many types of cancer, especially liver cancer and colorectal cancer, is significantly reduced in individuals who regularly consume coffee, thanks to its high antioxidant content. It is known that coffee, which prevents uncontrolled proliferation by preserving its cell structure, also increases life expectancy by helping to protect from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Arslan stated that consuming coffee above the recommendations, as in everything else, may cause some health problems and said, “When coffee is consumed excessively, it can cause many problems such as heart problems, hypertension, bone loss, increased urine output, sleep problems, increased tension and decreased fertility rate. Therefore, it is important to consume it in moderation. The recommended daily dose of caffeine is 400 mg. The caffeine content of 150 ml of coffee is accepted as 80 mg for roasted and ground coffee, 65 mg for instant coffee, 3 mg for decaffeinated coffee, 90 -100 mg for cappuccino. 60 ml of expresso coffee (plain) contains 100 mg of caffeine. Accordingly, limiting daily coffee consumption to a maximum of three cups would be the right attitude in terms of health. said.