Coffee and its Healing Power by Frank S. K. Barar SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Health Share This Page
Coffee and its Healing Power
by Dr. Frank S. K. Barar Bookmark and Share

About 6 decades ago there was an optimistic ditty which ran as, "Just around the corner, there is a rainbow in the sky; So lets have another cup of coffee, and lets have another piece of pie". Then some experts accused coffee of causing heart irregularities and coronary artery disease. It was found that coffee raised blood homocysteine levels, which trigger atherosclerosis. Then it was found that a B-complex vitamin called folic acid was effective in "washing out" homocysteine from the blood. A report from Finland revealed that the coffee bean is safe for the heart, but can cause rheumatoid arthritis. Lately, it has been found that the fresh coffee bean is a miraculous remedy for obesity.

Thus, for a layperson such reports are rather mind boggling.

Coffee is being promoted as a benign and healthful beverage, Studies from universities of Harvard (USA), Munster (Germany), Cardiff (UK),and Johns Hopkins (USA) opine that coffee protects from Parkinson's disease, Type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, and improves psychomotor performance in man. The beneficial effects of coffee are supposed to be the result of the antioxidant effect of caffeine in the coffee bean.

An 8-ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee contains about 85 mg of caffeine (about 3 times more than the same serving of tea or cola or one ounce of chocolate). Drinking up to 3 cups of coffee/day is considered to be safe.

Historically speaking, the Arabs were the first to grow coffee beans (Coffea arabica) on the shores of the Red Sea. In the 1600s through caravan trade the beans made their way to Europe, then to India, and the East & West Indies.

Brazil today produces most of the world's coffee. Only time will tell how safe is coffee?

Share This:
12-Aug-2017
More by :  Dr. Frank S. K. Barar
 
Views: 375      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Characters
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.
 
Top | Health



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2019 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.