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Coffee maniacs

March 15, 2010

By Zane Leite

-Coffee and cigarettes, is that your lunch?!

(from Jim Jarmusch’s „Coffee and cigarettes”)

Coffee – the most popular stimulant (~3,400 cups are consumed every second of the day around the world*) is widely popular among students at the University of Latvia too – students drink it at cafes or bring thermo-mugs to the University.

But what exactly is coffee’s secret that makes us drink it and how does it impact our health?

The two main substances in coffee that impact our bodies are caffeine and antioxidants. Caffeine stimulates us to concentrate or wake up – that’s the reason why we drink coffee in the morning or at night before a paper deadline. Antioxidants promote optimal health and are very important for avoiding diseases – by preventing the oxidation process. The oxidation process produces free radicals that cause damage to immunity and coffee helps prevent the process and the oxidative damage to our body.

Despite the above mentioned facts that coffee improves health, it is also important to consider for most things in life – less is more, and it’s possible to drink too much coffee.

Further information on coffee effects, history and coffee preparation is at http://www.coffeefacts.com/.


The most popular energy source for mind and soul – coffee

The picture from fotosearch.com

Text Box: The most popular energy source for mind and soul – coffee The picture from fotosearch.comCoffee – the most popular stimulant (~3,400 cups are consumed every second of the day around the world*) is widely popular among students at the University of Latvia too – students drink it at cafes or bring thermo-mugs to the University.

But what exactly is coffee’s secret that makes us drink it and how does it impact our health?

The two main substances in coffee that impact our bodies are caffeine and antioxidants. Caffeine stimulates us to concentrate or wake up – that’s the reason why we drink coffee in the morning or at night before a paper deadline. Antioxidants promote optimal health and are very important for avoiding diseases – by preventing the oxidation process. The oxidation process produces free radicals that cause damage to immunity and coffee helps prevent the process and the oxidative damage to our body.

Despite the above mentioned facts that coffee improves health, it is also important to consider for most things in life – less is more, and it’s possible to drink too much coffee.

Further information on coffee effects, history and coffee preparation is at http://www.coffeefacts.com/.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Girts permalink
    March 15, 2010 17:16

    You should be aware of side effects coffee can cause before you use it

    • openmindedivars permalink*
      March 15, 2010 19:56

      I never thought that there are so many side effects. Probably that happens if I drink 10 cups a day.

      • Girts permalink
        March 15, 2010 22:21

        It happens if you drink every day. And after all- drinking coffee is an addiction.

  2. March 15, 2010 21:06

    The famous American Ben Franklin allegedly said both of the following: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”; and “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” If these sayings are true (and I see no reason to doubt them), coffee is further proof that the problems of the world can be solved with simple tools already available to us.

  3. Sanita permalink
    March 16, 2010 14:22

    Oh, I L.O.V.E. coffee! Even if that makes me a poor and miserable addict, I just can’t give up the scent of coffee in the morning… Yummmy

    • openmindedivars permalink*
      March 16, 2010 15:05

      Totally agree with U. No matter what effect – coffee is pleasure.

  4. Linn permalink*
    March 16, 2010 23:26

    I can’t imagine my life without it.. Sometimes it’s so great to weak up, because u know, that u’ll have a cup of coffee in the morning, and the world will hold on! :))

  5. mary hirsch permalink
    March 23, 2010 04:54

    Cannot help it! I love coffee also. And, as a general rule, journalists LOVE coffee. No cream. No sugar. Just Black. Six to eight cups a day. Even if I drink coffee in the evening, I still sleep like a baby. Won’t give it up or cut down. Ever.

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