The Science Behind: Coffee

Updated: Apr 28


If you are a coffee person your day won't start without that morning cup of coffee. In fact, most people are unable to start their routine without coffee. Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. In this article, some of you might be able to get some fascinating answers to questions related to coffee.


Is coffee good for you?

In a large study, involving thousands of people, researchers have found that people who drink coffee from 2-4 cups a day have a lower risk of stroke. Many heart experts say that coffee can help keep vessels flexible and healthy. Although, doctors for many years have worried about people getting addicted to the energy that the high amounts of caffeine provide. This makes them crave more coffee and become tolerated to higher amounts of caffeine. Like a lot of other food and drinks, too much of anything can cause problems. The amount of coffee you drink is what makes the coffee good or bad.


Where did coffee get its name from?

One theory is that the term coffee comes from a region of Ethiopia called Kaffa. Kaffa is the birthplace of coffee and it is where the plant thrived.

Why does coffee help people stay awake?

Caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure. It increases energy levels and improves mood. Caffeine reacts differently to different people depending on the amount they consumed. Caffeine has a half-life of about 5 hours. Levels of caffeine peak in the blood within about 15-45 minutes of consumption.


Riddles

Question: A necessity to some, a treasure to many, I am best enjoyed among the pleasant company. Some like me hot, some like me cold, some prefer mild, some like me bold. What am I?

Answer: Coffee - For some, it is most important in the morning or they get a headache. People prefer it hot, cold, mild or strong, and enjoy it with friends.

Question: What do you call a sad cup of coffee?

Answer: A depresso.



That's all for today. See you next time! :)


Love,

Khushi 💙


Citations:

- https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318350#How-much-caffeine-are-we-consuming?

- https://www.sleep.org/articles/foods-with-caffeine/

- https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee#section2

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