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Is caffeine good or bad for our health?

Coffee has a real pharmacological, tonic and exciting effect. Its main effect is to stimulate the central nervous system and, accordingly, to a more energetic activity of psychological functions (improvement of memory, ease of thinking …); It also gives a sense of wellness and reduces fatigue.

 The stimulating effect of coffee is also manifested on the muscles and intestinal peristalsis. However, its action is rather fast and transient. Some research shows that coffee is very effective in expanding the airways, in the case of hay fever, allergic rhinitis, headache, low blood pressure, hypothyroidism, heart rate, obesity (unsweetened).

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Is caffeine good or bad?

It is a natural alkaloid found in coffee plants, cocoa, tea, cola, guarana and yerba mate and in the beverages obtained from them. The great popularity of caffeinated beverages, especially coffee and tea, makes this drug the most widely used in the world

Extraction is carried out directly on the coffee beans in order to obtain it from a drink with equivalent organoleptic properties, but decaffeinated. The solvent most commonly used in industry is supercritical carbon dioxide;

After the solvent evaporates, the caffeine is purified and resold. In the picture on the right is the chemical formula for the palms.

Coffee during pregnancy

 A recent Danish study showed that consuming coffee in moderate amounts during pregnancy does not harm the health of the fetus, provided that it is not overdone. However, scientists recommend not to exceed 300 mg of caffeine per day, which is the equivalent of three cups of instant coffee, six cups of tea, and eight cans of Cola or eight bars of chocolate. However, consult your doctor.

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