Coffee and health
CAFÉS IBIZA DECAFFEINATED
The number of people consuming decaffeinated coffee is increasing; and this fact can be corroborated in Cafés Ibiza because, year after year, it increases the kilos of coffee without caffeine that we toast.
Many people ask us how caffeine is extracted from the coffee bean.
There are several processes of decaffeination, but in all of them there are some common steps:
The coffee beans are moistened with water vapor until they reach 45% moisture. In this state the coffee is ready for the caffeine to be extracted.
Caffeine is extracted by using a solvent that leaves the rest of the coffee components intact.
The decaffeinated coffee is dried until the initial humidity of 12%.
The obtained caffeine is commercialized to pharmaceutical or cola companies.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD BREAKFAST
Breakfast is the food that prepares us to start the day, so it is more important than dinner. Keep in mind that the calories we eat at breakfast will be burned with the activity we carry out during the morning. The opposite happens with dinner because while we sleep the body barely consumes calories and go on to accumulate in the form of subcutaneous or visceral fat.
An ideal breakfast can combine coffee with milk, rich in calcium and vitamins A, D, B2 and B12; with wholemeal bread, fruit and cereals that are foods that give us fiber.
EFFECTS OF CAFFEINE AND GLUCOSE
We already know the stimulating effect of caffeine; and that glucose is the brain’s main source of energy. But taking both substances together produces simultaneous effects that do not appear with the exclusive administration of caffeine or glucose.
That is why it is beneficial to ingest coffee and sugar combined when we go to perform tasks that require sustained attention, learning and memory.
COFFEE AND SPORTS
It is interesting to know that caffeine and other components of coffee have a number of advantages for athletes:
Improves alertness and concentration, decreasing reaction time.
Reduces fatigue and improves tolerance to effort.
It increases the mobilization of lipids and their possible use during exercise.
Saving the glycogen during the effort, and improving its replacement in the muscle after the effort.
It enhances muscle contraction by increasing calcium transport.
COFFEE AND ASTHMA
The latest research confirms that there is an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and the prevalence of asthma. This is because caffeine acts as a bronchodilator. So caffeine and, therefore, drinks that contain caffeine, can help control and relieve asthma.
COFFEE AND DIABETES
Diabetes is a chronic disease that is characterized by an elevated blood glucose level and that, due to its long-term complications, can have a negative impact on the quality of life of the people affected.
There are two types of diabetes. Type I diabetes is due to total insulin deficiency. Type II diabetes occurs when insulin does not exert its action adequately.
Several ephamological studies show that coffee consumption decreases the risk of developing type II diabetes, along with other measures linked to lifestyle, such as weight control and physical exercise.
COFFEE AND BODY WEIGHT
Coffee can induce weight loss as it increases thermogenesis, lipolysis, fat oxidation and insulin secretion.
Caffeine is the ingredient of coffee responsible for its thermogenic effect, that is, an increase in calorie consumption that can lead to a decrease in body weight, especially on the basis of losing adipose tissue and not muscle mass.
COFFEE IMPROVES ATTENTION
The consumption of coffee has positive effects on the degree of attention and mental concentration. These effects are due to their natural caffeine content, and, together with their pleasant aroma and flavor, are reasons for us to consume coffee at different times of the day. Every morning, the coffee was roasted in an artisanal way and brought to the store, where it was milled before the customer. This eagerness to do things well and for a * esmerat customer service was the seed of the current company. CAFÉS * IBIZA has never forgotten these principles and subsequent generations are grateful to its founder for all those who have taught them.
COFFEE AS A SOURCE OF FIBER: PREBIOTIC EFFECT
Fiber are those compounds of plant origin that can not be digested by intestinal enzymes. Many of the active compounds in coffee are not absorbed and reach the microflora of the large intestine.
Coffee has a “prebiotic effect” and stimulates the growth of flora and intestinal protective bacteria. And so it promotes digestion, helps in weight control and immune system.
COFFEE AS AN SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Coffee is the largest or one of the greatest sources of antioxidant in the diet.
The contribution of antioxidants in the daily diet has a protective effect to a large number of diseases in which oxidative stress and free radical damage are involved.
In this range of diseases are:
The cardiovascular type,
Those associated with the oxidation of lipids such as cholesterol
and those of a neurodegenerative nature such as Atzheimer or Parkinson’s.