Nutritional Benefits of Coffee
Written by: Dr. Hadeel Ali Ghazzawi
Lecturer at The University of Jordan. Nutrition and Food Science Department. (21/09/2014)
- Coffee - Antioxidants
- Properties of Coffee
- Coffee Consumption
- Reduced Cardiovascular Disease
- No Adverse Effects
- Excessive Consumption
Coffee – Antioxidants
Arabica coffee is considered to be one of the functional foods as it contains reasonable amount of antioxidants.
Properties of Coffee
The health-promoting properties of coffee are often attributed to its rich phytochemistry, including caffeine, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, hydroxyhydroquinone (HHQ), etc
There is an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and Diabetes Mellitus, various Cancer lines, Parkinsonism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Reduced Cardiovascular Disease
Research also found that “moderate” coffee consumption leads to reduced Cardiovascular disease, lower prevalence of Diabetes incidence and Hyperlipidaemia, better Renal functions, Low Body Mass Index and higher Creatinine clearance levels which promote fatty acids metabolism..
No Adverse Effects
Studies have demonstrated that caffeine has no adverse effects on Cardiovascular risk, and does not increase the frequency or severity of Cardiac Arrhythmias.
An array of evidence showed that pregnant women or those with postmenopausal problems should avoid excessive consumption of coffee because of its interference with oral contraceptives or postmenopausal hormones.