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7 scientific reasons to love coffee

https://www.businessinsider.com/7-scientific-reasons-to-love-coffee-2018-9?IR=T

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7 scientific reasons to love coffee
National Coffee Day is on Saturday, September 29th - many restaurants and cafes will offer free or discounted coffee. Although there have been many health claims for and against coffee throughout the years, recent studies have shown there are a few good reasons to drink it.

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Coffee is better in group tasks

Coffee is better in group tasks

A recent study found that if you have coffee before a conversation, it will actually make you focus better and feel better about the people you are talking to.

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The ideal time to drink coffee

If you want to maximize the benefits of caffeine, you should have your first cup about four hours after you wake up.

You are naturally alert when you wake up because your cortisol levels are high. So drinking caffeine first thing is just going to make the drop even harder a few hours later.

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Coffee has the potential to extend your lifespan

According to studies, coffee drinkers have a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years (10 to 15%) than those who don't drink it regularly.

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Coffe and dehydration

A 2014 study found that there was no evidence of dehydration with moderate daily coffee intake.

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Losing weight and drinking coffee

According to a study, caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 11% and only three hours after you consume it.

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Coffee can boost your memory

According to a French study, coffee can help you improve your memory. But the best way to reap the memory benefits is by drinking it without sugar or creamer.

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Coffee: Fending off diseases

A new study found that consumption of coffee (both regular and decaf) is associated with a lower risk of developing colon cancer.

Another study found that coffee can have some preventative qualities against type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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The way coffee is prepared matters

  • Roasting reduces the number of chlorogenic acids, but other antioxidant compounds are formed.
  • Instant coffee may not have the same health benefits.
  • The oil in boiled coffee has cafestol and kahweol, compounds known to raise LDL, the bad cholesterol, and slightly lower HDL, the good cholesterol. However, the clinical significance of such small increases in cholesterol may be questionable.

Coffee and caffeine

  • A typical 12-ounce serving of drip coffee has 200 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Instant coffee has 140 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Espresso has the highest concentration of caffeine, 70 milligrams per one-ounce shot, but is consumed in smaller quantities.
  • Brewed decaf has caffeine too - about 8 milligrams.
  • Some people have a genetic variant that slows their metabolism for caffeine and keeps them awake deep into the night.

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L-theanine is found in tea

L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea and it is also available in supplement form. L-theanine can help with relaxation, focus, and sleep. 

How L-theanine works

  • It elevates levels of GABA, as well as serotonin and dopamine, promoting relaxation and improving sleep.
  • It reduces levels of chemicals in the brain that are linked to stress and anxiety.
  • It enhances alpha brain waves, which are  associated with a state of “wakeful relaxation.”

L-theanine and sleep

  • It may help people fall asleep more quickly and easily at bedtime, thanks to the relaxation boost it delivers.
  • It can improve the quality of sleep—not by acting as a sedative, but by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation.

The Caffeinated and the Un-caffeinated

The Caffeinated and the Un-caffeinated

Morning commuters seem to fall into one of two categories:

  • the Caffeinated: ready to take on the day—they're reading their morning papers, or checking email, or reading for plea...

Grown Ups and Coffee

By 1988 only 50 percent of the adult American population drank coffee. In 1962, average coffee consumption was 3.12 cups per day; by 1991 had dropped to 1.75 cups per day.

At the onset of the 1980s, coffee growers and retailers realized that the current 20-29-year-old generation had little interest in coffee, which they associated with their parents and grandparents.

Coffee And the "Me" Generation

For the coffee industry to survive, it needed a new marketing strategy. The consumer was changing and coffee-players needed to pay attention.

Crucial questions the 'me' generation will ask: "What's in it for me? Is the product 'me'? Is it consistent with my lifestyle? Do I like how it tastes? What will it cost me? Is it convenient to prepare?"