Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy world coffee Day

Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks, but it didn’t get there through its health virtues. I love started drinking my cup of Joe to feel more alert and awake. My friends and hubby says I'm addicted :).
I tried so many different variety but nothing better than roasted Arabic coffee.There are some hidden health benefits of the liquid lighting.

Coffee has a long history beginning in Ethiopia, Africa. History of coffee in India dates back to the 17th century, when Baba Budan, went to Arabia for his 'Hajj' pilgrimage to Mecca. On the way back, he came via Yemen. There he encountered a strange drink which he wanted to take home. Trade in coffee was tightly controlled by the Arabs. They wouldn't let anyone take fresh seeds out to plant in their own country; they could only take the roasted beans. But, Baba Budan managed to get hold of seven seeds, which he hid in his dress and raised them successfully in the hills, which are now named after him. A century later, British manager J.H. Jolly realised the commercial potential of the coffee plants which were growing without much attention in the hills and started exporting the seeds to different parts of the world.

1.Longer Lives-  people who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a 10 percent chance of living longer than their coffee-abstaining peers. Coffee protected against various forms of death with the exception of cancer.
(Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP, led by Neal D. Freedman)

2.Alzheimer's Disease-In older adults, people who drank three cups of coffee daily had lower instances of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

3.Skin Cancer- Jiali Han, PhD, an associate professor at Harvard conducted a study with her colleagues that found that coffee decreases the risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.

4.Heart Failure-Researchers had been more equivocal about the link between coffee consumption and heart health.

5.Risk of Stroke - Investigators at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University found that drinking coffee – even decaffeinated coffee – can decrease the risk of strokes, because coffee is filled with beneficial antioxidants.

6.Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Ronald Postuma from McGill University and colleagues found, in a study published this month, that coffee can lessen the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

7.Decaf Benefit-The Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that decaffeinated coffee helped to ward off, and possibly treat, cognitive decline.

Enjoy your guilt free cup with this piece of history.

Happy World coffee day!

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